There are numerous threats to security in today’s world, making safe storage for important and sensitive files a necessity. Auguron Systems, a Web3 data security solutions company, offers a way for people and enterprises to keep their files secure. Moreover, the solution is the first consumer private cloud storage service that runs on the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS).
Auguron stores and backs up files with end-to-end encryption that ensures data integrity and privacy that is easily controlled. Plus, the storage is handled in secure vaults built on top of the decentralized network. Among other things, that means being able to download a file from many locations not managed by a single organization.
The importance of such measures becomes clear when one considers the frequency of cloud-based security breaches. More than 40% of organizations have experienced a cloud-based breach, according to the 2021 Thales Global Cloud Security Study. That is a serious issue since the same study found that 20% of organizations have sensitive data in the cloud.
The issue is only expected to become more prevalent as remote work drives more companies toward cloud storage, requiring more sensitive data to make its way to those systems. But the usefulness of secure storage is just as valuable to the individual, and Auguron is looking to make it available to everyone.
“We are bringing the decentralized web one step closer to reality by simplifying the developer-friendly IPFS network for the everyday user. While a wonder for developers, we feel it has a prominent place among consumer file storage to bring autonomy, verifiability, and privacy to users’ data,” said Sam Tarantino, CEO of Auguron.
Auguron is bringing true security, utilizing industry-standard encryption, to all of its users. It also utilizes private encryption keys and a seed phrase to encrypt and protect all data.
The beauty of the seed phrase is that it makes sure the encrypted data isn’t decrypted until it is downloaded back onto the user’s device. It is a secret key, and it is the only way to unlock files stored on the decentralized web. Even Auguron cannot decrypt the files, putting all the power in the hands of the user. That means Auguron cannot recover the seed phase should you forget or lose it, making the data lost forever.
While it might be a daunting thought to lose access to the data, it eliminates password-based data breaches. Moreover, shared access is kept simple with the addition of another seed phrase, which allows users shared on the vault to access data on their devices.
Using Auguron is free for those needing 1GB or less of storage space, and costs $2.99 per month otherwise. The company also offers enterprise solutions to completely upgrade private cloud storage and protect critical files.
Auguron is currently available for storage on computers and mobile devices via app, operating on Apple IOS, Mac OS, Android, Windows, and Linux, with an API coming soon.
Spencer Hulse is a news desk editor at Grit Daily News. He covers startups, affiliate, viral, and marketing news.