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For some time now, we’ve been quietly working on something awesome. Something that will enhance your digital security beyond the VPN capabilities. Something that we’re really excited to tell you about!
May 29, 2019 · 4 min read
“How can we make our users safer outside of VPN's reach?” This question has been stuck in our minds for a long time. While providing security and privacy online, we understand that there are many more cases when our users need protection.
While technology brings a lot of convenience into our lives, security often falls behind. We at NordVPN believe that the digital environment must be better than it is today. As a company, we strive to move towards becoming all-around cybersecurity solution people trust.
So after a rollercoaster ride of “what ifs,” extensive research and analysis, followed by the hard work of our team of cybersecurity pros and developers, we’ve figured out the answer: NordLocker.
Since we are launching NordLocker this summer, we think it’s time to raise the curtain of this new upcoming product of ours!
NordLocker is a file encryption app for macOS and Windows. It secures the files stored on your computer or cloud with end-to-end encryption. This way, you can be sure that no one will access your data without your knowledge.
By releasing NordLocker, we want to make top-notch data security available for everyone – regardless of their tech skills. To achieve this, we combine the best usability practices with the highest encryption standards.
NordLocker goes beyond encryption – it lets you share files securely by managing access permissions. All is done with our user-friendly app, so now securing your data with encryption is as easy as it gets.
From vacation photos to your digital creations and documents of any kind – nearly all files contain bits of sensitive information. And that makes them worth protecting.
Think of all the personal files you’d rather keep for your eyes only: photos, videos, notes, amateur poetry, secret music collection… NordLocker protects it from prying eyes so that you don’t have to worry about someone trying to learn your secrets.
Now, the truly sensitive data: banking details, financial documents, IDs, passwords. This info should never be stored unsecured. By leaving it open, you’re putting yourself at risk of identity theft or loss of money.
If you’re an entrepreneur, programmer, researcher, or any other professional in the process of creating something big, you want to keep it confidential as long as you see fit.
If you work in healthcare, medical records and private data of your patients must be protected from cybercrime and accidental leaks.
If you’re a freelancer, you feel the need to ensure secure file access and make your professionalism shine when sharing your work with clients.
Do you recognize yourself in at least one of the cases listed above? If you do, or even if your files are mostly family photos, the security of your data is something you should care about. So we made NordLocker to help you out.
Cloud services offer you space to keep your stuff. It’s super convenient, especially when all your digital life becomes too much to handle for your computer’s hard drive. But can you be sure that your files are safe when you upload them to the cloud?
The truth is, the majority of popular cloud services lack security features to keep your files truly private. Yes, they may encrypt your data in transit – when you’re uploading files to the cloud. But what about data at rest – when your files already sit comfy in the cloud?
Without proper zero-knowledge encryption, data stored in the cloud can be vulnerable to hacking, data breaches, and any other unauthorized access. It’s always a thin line between trusting your cloud provider and risking a nightmare of your personal photos falling into the hands of a random stranger. Or, your confidential work contracts being leaked. Or, sensitive data of your customers being stolen and exploited in malicious ways.
By developing NordLocker, we aim to empower you to take back control of your data security. Cloud services give you the storage – NordLocker adds security on top. Encrypt your files with NordLocker before uploading to the cloud and enjoy peace of mind – your data is safe and sound.
Now, let’s take a look at the upcoming features.
Securing files with encryption may sound complicated. When developing NordLocker, we strip all the complexity down, making the app extremely user-friendly – even for non-techies. A simple drag-and-drop to a Locker folder is all it takes to encrypt your files. We do all the work in the background so you can focus on what matters. Tackle your everyday tasks without losing on productivity – NordLocker will handle the security part.
Need to transfer documents in ultimate confidentiality? NordLocker’s on a mission. Encrypt your files in the app and grant access to people you want to share your files with. Send encrypted attachments the way you are used to. Email, messaging apps, AirDrop, file transfer services, uploading to cloud – you name it. Any way is a secure way to send encrypted files.
No new cloud. No frustrating process of migrating your files from one provider to another. No new file transfer app. Just NordLocker for adding that essential layer of security.
NordLocker plays nicely with all cloud storage providers, so you can easily safeguard your data wherever you decide to keep it. Not only in the cloud – secure files stored on your computer as well. Instead of leaving your data accessible to anyone who uses your computer, you can store it encrypted in Locker folders – only you can access and decrypt the files with your master password.
We’re adding final touches to our the app before it goes live all shiny and new. Be the first in line to try NordLocker – sign up for early access, and we’ll notify you when NordLocker is ready!