Security & Encryption

An enterprise cloud file system requires enterprise cloud data protection and availability. Panzura CloudFS™ incorporates military grade encryption, secure erase, and other important security features.

Panzura Technology - Security & Encryption


When you connect your enterprise to the cloud, you should make sure your cloud provider has strong security measures — but you shouldn’t rely on their encryption and security measures alone.

You should maintain control of the encryption keys for your data, so even someone with physical access to the data at the cloud provider’s data center(s) can’t read it, and the person who knows where the data is doesn’t have physical access to the system.

Panzura CloudFS encrypts data in two ways:

Data at rest is encrypted using AES 256-bit algorithms.

Data in transit is encrypted using TLS 1.2.

Secure Erase

IT environments often require the ability to securely remove all traces of highly sensitive files. Secure erase makes it possible to delete a file or folder so that the contents cannot be restored, even using the most advanced technology available.

The secure erase capability:

Is the highest purge level that can be attained without physically destroying the disk drives.

Removes all versions of specified files and folders from the Panzura Freedom Filer and the associated objects stored in the cloud.

All data is securely erased and replaced with zeros.

Can be used with any supported cloud provider.

Private Secure Sites

A private secure site, also known as a dark site, is an installation with security restrictions that requires absolutely no external communications. These installations can include government and military sites, government and military contractors, industries such as healthcare and finance, and regulated industries such as gaming.

Panzura Freedom fully supports private secure site mode which will disable all external public communications in a manner that is compliant with the most stringent security requirements.


Additional Important Security Features

Strong, standards-based authentication methods for file access.

Secure access to Panzura
administration tools.

Data is deduplicated and compressed before it’s sent to the cloud, providing an additional layer of security by obfuscating the data.

To learn more about Enterprise Cloud Data Protection and Compliance, download the technology brief.

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