Data is meant to be shared. It’s also highly valuable and should be both respected and protected. Historically, people have had to make a tradeoff — locking down data (and sacrificing shareability) or setting it free (and sacrificing control).
With the Trusted Data Format (TDF), you don’t have to make any sacrifices when it comes to data management. You can share your data anywhere and maintain full control.
This can transform the way you work:
The TDF was created by Virtru Co-Founder and CTO, Will Ackerly, to address gaps in secure information sharing between U.S. federal government agencies.
Today, it is used by thousands of organizations, including the U.S. Intelligence Community, to enable secure sharing with platform-agnostic encryption for any type of data, across any cloud environment or device, using persistent access controls that ensure data privacy.
TDF encrypts data using a unique encryption key for every object for persistent control that enables secure sharing. TDF also supports strong protections for the encryption keys by double wrapping them to further protect the data.
Data owners define policies for who can access the keys protecting the data, for how long and whether they can add other users. These policies enable granular controls such as revocation, expiration and disabled forwarding.
TDF binds the encrypted data with the policies using public-based signatures, ensuring policies cannot be tampered with. Only the data owner can adapt control policies, guaranteeing information integrity.
TDF and supporting infrastructure logs every key request for persistent visibility, reinforcing information integrity. Data owners can easily track shared data to support granular audit and modifications to access controls.
The Trusted Data Format and supporting infrastructure logs every key request for persistent visibility, reinforcing information integrity. Data owners can easily track shared data to support granular audit and modifications to access controls.
As collaborators request access to protected data, TDF leverages existing accounts through federated identity and authentication frameworks such as OpenID, OAuth and SAML, to enable seamless access.
TDF enables the encryption and decryption of very large files—up to 1 TB—including streaming files – making it easy to protect and share PDFs, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, and more.
Trusted Data Format-enabled clients can create TDFs without an internet connection. The offline-created TDF can be sent to anyone via offline methods, or when the device is back online.
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