Proton, the privacy-focused company behind the success of vpn service And still email providerAnd the He brought his end-to-end encryption (E2EE) cloud storage on iOS and Android.
The Advertising (Opens in a new tab) of Proton Drive after launching the service as a web app in September 2022, and sees Proton continue to build similar ecosystems for Google WorkspaceAnd the Microsoft 365And the dropbox. However, Proton does have some unique edges that might get business users to take notice.
Firstly, full file and metadata encryption means that not even Proton knows what is being hosted on their service. On the other hand, the data is stored in data centers in Switzerland and Germany, which makes it among the most powerful Total laws in the world.
Cloud storage security
Proton claims cross-platform availability for files hosted on its site cloud backup The service will not affect encryption.
Offline file access, a common feature of cloud storage services, will be encrypted in a way that can only be accessed via the Proton Drive app. iOS users have the ability to set a PIN required to open the app, which will then generate a key to encrypt all locally stored Proton Drive files.
Externally shared files also benefit from links that claim to deliver the files in an “encrypted environment” while still being available to anyone who does not have a Proton account. Links may also be password protected, and have expiration dates set for them.
The company claims Proton Drive takes data away from “Big Tech control” and “government mass surveillance,” which should appeal to any privacy-conscious business owner or IT manager, no matter the size of their tin hat.
It also announced that the Proton Drive Windows app will be available in beta “soon,” with a macOS app to follow. Both are set for a full release in 2023.