A first look at the dataSentinel secure storage system

Create your PEC

Using a fairly typical USB flash thumb drive, dataSentinel will encrypt your data and store it on at least three different servers. Your data will be sliced into encrypted pieces and stored on numerous servers located in various locations across North America. The most notable thing about this whole process is that, to the user, the transactions looks like copying a file or folder from one location to another. It is simplicity at its finest.

The first time you insert the USB flash drive into your computer you will be asked to enter a Personal Encryption Code (PEC). The seed for this code is generated by moving the mouse around the screen.

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