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By John Freemont ·
I have an HR department who store personnel records on a SAN. The only problem with this is that we need to provide complete privacy of information on there and ensure access is restricted to only the HR staff. This also means ensuring the sys admins can't access the records. The only way I can see of doing this is through file encryption. So what I would like to know is if there is a decent piece of encryption software that allows IT illiterates to operate with files like they are used to but ensuring password protection. So it basically has to integrate WELL with Windows Explorer and major Office apps. Any suggestions?

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to File encryption software

Try Folder guard from http://www.winability.com/folderguard/

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by John Freemont In reply to

Thanks but not quite what I was after.

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by bcmathis In reply to File encryption software

It should be as easy as setting up a folder with the proper permissions, giving only the people who need access to that folder the ability to see and locking everyone else out. Although i would disagree with locking an administrator out of the folder, it is easy to recover the folder if needed by taking ownership of it.

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by John Freemont In reply to

Problem is I still want to let Sys Admins have access to the folder because they need to be able to give users access etc but I need encryption so the files are unreadable especially when it stores HR details on the Sys Admins :)

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File encryption software for Windows

by shimona1 In reply to File encryption software

You will find a Windows based file encryption software here:
http://www.encrypt-easy.com
It's very easy to use and they even have screenshots to make it easier for IT illiterates. Check it out.

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