TransCrypt: An Enterprise Encrypting File System Over NFS

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Executive Summary

Many organizations have great deal of confidential information which is stored on computers. Such information is desired to be kept securely yet giving a convenience of accessibility from any part of the world. For data security, one can use an encrypting file system such as eCryptfs, dmCrypt, File Vault. However these encrypting file systems do not address the problem of accessing files over network from public computers. In this case the public host, the actual FileServer host and the network between them are vulnerable to many attacks. This paper discusses the major problems and proposes a solution for the same using TransCrypt encrypting file system.

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