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CertainSafe Ultra-Secure File Sharing Honored for PC Magazine Coveted Technical
Excellence Award in Security
MicroTokenization of Data Main Reason Company Recognized as one of the
“Best Steps Forward in Technology and Science”
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. December 16, 2014 – CertainSafe, a global provider of highly secure data
security solutions, today announced it was named to PC Magazine’s Technical Excellence Awards 2014 list in the category of Security, which features “breakthroughs that will change the future.”
CertainSafe’s award-winning ultra-secure file sharing, storage and messaging service joins some
elite company issued over 31 years that PC Magazine has given its Technical Excellence Awards. The
annual awards examine forward-thinking technology in several product categories that PCMag editors
believe will have a major impact. PCMag is recognized as one the top leading authorities on
technology, delivering labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Past
recipients of the award have included game-changing technologies such as the first 386-based
computer in the 1980s, Intel Pentium, Apple Power Mac G5,
802.11g-based Wi-Fi, Amazon EC2, Apple iPad, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE, and Project Natal
(which became the Microsoft Xbox Kinect).
PCMag reviewer Neil J. Rubenking recognized CertainSafe as an Editor’s Choice Award winner earlier
this year prior to its placement in the security category of the Technical Excellence Awards.
According to Rubenking, CertainSafe’s cloud-based service “not only encrypts your data, its
MicroEncryption system scatters the encrypted bits across multiple servers. A hacker who breached
the encryption on one server would get nothing but bits and pieces, useless without the other parts
of the file. CertainSafe maintains PCI Level One certification and is fully HIPAA compliant.”
“If your company has to comply with HIPAA or other standards for protection of Personally
Identifiable Information, the mere act of using a non-compliant cloud storage system could be a
costly violation. That’s where CertainSafe comes in,” continues Rubenking.
“If Sony and the almost daily victims of cyber-sieges had been using CertainSafe, these data
breaches most likely would not be happening,” said Congressman and former Chairman of the House
Intelligence Committee Pete Hoekstra, who joined CertainSafe’s advisory board earlier this year.
“Why waste resources on costly forensic investigations into who is behind these attacks when
technology exists to prevent them in the first place?”
“Data security, compliance, and control are the last remaining apprehensions of many companies
moving to the cloud,” continues Hoekstra. “CertainSafe’s MicroEncryption – MicroTokenization
process can remove these concerns once and for all. This is a technology unlike any other in the
marketplace today, making it security that you can actually trust.”
“The rash of data breaches and hacks at companies like Target, Sony and others has delivered a
wake-up call and exposed how vulnerable any individual, business or government installation are to
losing control of highly sensitive internal information,” said Richard Marshall, Former
Director of Global Cyber Security Management, National Cyber Security Division, Department of
Homeland Security, who recently joined the company’s advisory board.
“Cybercriminals are working around the clock to develop and unleash new threats faster than
companies can react to them. Once intruders are in, they have access to virtually all of your data
and records,” said Steven R. Russo, Executive Vice President of CertainSafe. “This is the dark side
of the Internet, but it does not have to be that way. It has been repeatedly proven that ‘bulk
encryption’ is not secure enough.”
CertainSafe’s advantage comes from its proprietary MicroTokenization technology that uses
MicroEncryption to encrypt each file individually down to the byte level, which sets it apart from
all known available competing file sharing and data based cyber-protection platforms.
Customers also benefit because CertainSafe’s technology and servers are maintained in-house and not
outsourced. This practice ensures unparalleled levels of security and reliability and all but
prevents the threat of a mass data breach, by making it mathematically improbable if not impossible
CertainSafe can secure any data type, including simple text, documents, and even top-secret files.
It is the only file sharing service to offer PCI Level 1 DSS Certified data storage. As PC Magazine
editor noted, CertainSafe users can store HIPAA, PCI, PFI, PHI, PII as well as other types of
sensitive data that require compliance.
Other security features unique to CertainSafe include a multi-layered login process that uses
personal pictures and personal phrases delivered from different servers. A randomized challenge
question(s) follows the personal image to provide maximum login security.
Learn more about CertainSafe at www.certainsafe.com.
CertainSafe’s mission is to make the world safer, one byte at a time. Through proprietary
MicroTokenization® technology, data is made safe from breaches once and for all. CertainSafe’s PCI
Level 1 DSS Certification separates them from all file sharing and collaboration platforms. Users
can store HIPAA, PCI, PFI, PHI, PII as well as other types of highly sensitive data including those
requiring compliance. Don’t trust your data to anyone else. CertainSafe provides a 100% money back
guarantee. Visit us at www.certainsafe.com.