What is the Paladin D3?
The Paladin D3 is a sophisticated, military-grade data encryption, authorization and access control system that you can hold in the palm of your hand.
The Paladin not only encrypts your files using AES 256-bit encryption, it provides an extremely robust defense to grant access to those files: an easy to use, but extremely high-standard FBI-approved “living finger” biometric imaging sensor plus proprietary imaging software analysis.
How and when is the Paladin designed to be used?
The Paladin is designed to protect your confidential documents no matter where they are stored: on your laptop, on backup drives, on a shared network or in the cloud.
You can use the Paladin at your office, at a client’s office or on the road — anytime, anywhere you have confidential or proprietary information to protect.
Can I use my Paladin as a data storage device?
The Paladin is not designed as a data storage or backup device, but your Paladin device can be used to temporarily transport files while moving between work sites — particularly in situations where backing up files or uploading files to an offsite server may be impractical or insecure.
How should I use the Paladin while I am on the road?
If working in offline mode or in an insecure location (say in a coffee shop or at a hotel), rather than trusting an unknown wi-fi or cellular connection, you can secure your files using your Paladin, then save a copy of your Paladin protected files on your laptop to upload to a secure server or backup drive at a later time. This way, if your laptop or tablet is lost or stolen on the way back to your office, you can rest assured that no one will be able to access or read your confidential files, but you will still have a temporary backup of those most recent files on the Paladin in your pocket.
When I open files to view or work on them, can anyone else see them?
Your files are secured while closed and stored with the Paladin. Once you open a file with your Paladin it can be seen by others on a compromised computer, on an insecure network… or even by people looking over your shoulder. Only open your Paladin protected files on a trusted, virus- and malware-free host system; on a secure network (that has the proper ports closed and is actively monitored for attacks); and in a secure working environment (ideally with your monitor facing a wall).
Who can open and see my Paladin protected files?
Any colleague that is Paladin-equipped that YOU authorize to do so, can decrypt and open specific files that you have designated for them to see and/or collaborate on.
The Paladin features flexible encryption — unlike most other software protection mechanisms, which are “all or nothing”. The Paladin allows you to organize files within discrete secured directories, called “safe-packs”. This means that vendors, associates, partners and clients see only what’s inside the particular safe-pack you designate for them — and nothing else.
You control what information is shared, with whom, and what isn’t.
This is especially crucial for consultants — you don’t need a separate Paladin for each client. One Paladin device will serve your data security needs across several clients.
What operating systems are compatible with the Paladin D3?
Right now, Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Paladin®, PaladinMobility® and Paladin D3® (Data Defending Device) are registered trademarks of Photonic Data Security, LLC.
The Paladin D3® is protected by two United States Patents (Patent No. D 588,147 and Patent No. 8,479,013) issued to Photonic Data Security, LLC.
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