15th September, World Engineers’ Day, is the most appropriate day to announce our new punch line. That is Data Protection by Common Sense.
In our pursuit to make an affordable and effective Data Protection Solution for SMEs, we scaled numerous technical hurdles. All the credit goes to our engineering team.
They made an affordable product by sticking to the Single Hardware — Single Agent principle, unlike the traditional methods deploying multiple hardware — multiple agents’ discrete solutions. They made it effective by one single element that now we realize as Commonsense. Shredding the resource-intensiveness without compromising on the performance was the toughest engineering challenge. Listing some of the commonsense-driven innovations we have introduced in software engineering.
It has challenged the stereotypes. It has disrupted the traditional ways to solve some serious problems. It has done it with utmost simplicity and affordability. Let’s check a few of them.
Our engineers focused on minimizing the scattered-ness of data to achieve centralization. Traditional File Servers or NAS devices do not fully serve the purpose of data centralization. Users have the liberty to save data elsewhere and scatter the data. BLACKbox deploys device hardening technology which does not leave a choice with the user and forces the user to store data on a central server only. By engineering a minimum scattered-ness of the data, we have achieved centralization more effectively.
Primary and Hidden Chamber VW Technology
Our engineers focused on minimizing the damage to achieve business continuity after the ransomware attack. Traditional solutions at the most prevent the known ransomware. They do not have any clue on how to recover files in case a ransomware attack happens. BLACKbox, with its hidden chamber (vault workspace technology), can be a dependable tool to recover data after a ransomware attack. By engineering frozen data and versioning of warm data, we have a better business continuity solution to offer.
Innovative Cloud Backup Agent
Our engineers focused on a zero-control backup agent in the hands of the users. Traditional cloud backup solutions vest complete control to the user who can stop, pause, or change settings for the cloud backup. BLACKbox’s device hardening technology does not let the user stop, pause the backup, or change the settings. It also reports the backup status on email as well as maintained on a dashboard. Traditional File Servers or NAS devices do not fully serve the purpose of data centralization. Users have the liberty to save data elsewhere and scatter the data. BLACKbox deploys device hardening technology which does not leave a choice with the user and forces the user to store data on a central server only. By engineering withdrawal of controls from the users by hardening, we have achieved a better Business Continuity Plan in case of disaster or loss of laptops.
Internet Usage Controls
Our engineers focussed on zero-trust policy to balance between the user’s requirement of the Internet as a resource and the enterprise’s concern about data theft prevention. Traditional solutions can either restrict access to the Internet or cannot. They cannot stop data theft if users access unrestricted. Users need full access to the Internet to do business development and research. Organization owners fear the possibility of data theft over access to the Internet without any restrictions. BLACKbox’s Happy Hours technology automatically isolates data while the user opts for unrestricted access to the Internet. It automatically applies restrictions on Internet access while the user is working on data. By engineering Happy Hours, we have achieved accurate data theft prevention over the Internet.
Multi-Tasking Hardware — Software
Our engineers focussed on a minimalistic application to make it affordable. Traditionally, it requires multiple hardware, software, and endpoint agents to achieve objectives of Data Loss, Leakage, and Theft prevention. BLACKbox is a single hardware-single software solution to achieve these objectives. By sticking to the principle of Single Hardware — Single Agent principle we have made Data Protection affordable to MSMEs.
Remote Application Access
Our engineers developed class bandwidth optimization, we have made application virtualization affordable to SMEs. Traditionally, they provide for remote access to legacy client-server applications over VPN. It works very slow. BLACKbox Application Virtualization technology known as AAA (Access Application Anywhere) extends seamless access to legacy applications through virtualization. It also turns the legacy client-server applications into browser-based applications. By engineering bandwidth-frugal and hardware-light software, we have transformed application virtualization easy and accessible for MSMEs.
WFH and BYOD
Our engineers focussed on dual profiling to segregate personal and professional data as well as the application of separate policies. Traditionally it cannot stop data theft in BYOD or Work from Home scenarios. BLACKbox duo creates dual profiles on BYOD and secures data from theft while WFH. By engineering BLACKbox Duo, data protection in WFH and BYOD is affordable and secured.
It’s all about our journey of challenging the traditions, discovering our way to solving the problem, and engineering affordable, effective, and dependable products.
Happy World Engineers’ Day
Founder and CEO,
Synersoft Technologies Private Limited