One of the biggest problems when using documents on a web based system is ensuring they are secure from prying eyes. However, there is a now a new add-on for Google Docs, which according to the creators, does just that.
Called Vault, the software aims to ensure that any document created in Google Docs is locked down.
I have to say that of all the various Google Apps on offer, this is possibly one of the most important – and it hasn’t come too soon.
Created by CloudLock, the software manufacturer told reporters that Vault is a cloud security application offering users the ability to keep documents secure and tamper free. Documents can neither be manipulated nor deleted.
The way it works is also simple. Users upload their documents into a CloudLock “Deposit Box”. The company then moves the files into a secure system away from anyone who might want to alter or destroy them.
As for who can access the files, Google Doc creators can dictate this, and this is decided by setting out policies at the time of uploading the files to CloudLock.
Security is now paramount particularly when using web based facilities and software. As all Google Apps are essentially web based, they can be easily hacked into by an enterprising individual. CloudLock’s Vault goes a long way in stopping this.
In short, Vault ensures users complete control over sensitive and important Google documents. CloudLock also provides clients with informational updates such as history reports.