XQ – Zero Trust Data Protection For Email, Files, VPN

XQ treats all data as messages which can only be accessed by authorized software applications. Every message is individually encrypted to reduce the impact of data exfiltration attacks. XQ has been designed to support mobile and IoT devices transmitting sensitive data to clouds. XQ combines the best aspects of file encryption and VPNs into one solution.

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Key Features

Key features that are typically associated with Zero Trust Data Protection solutions, especially those focused on email, files, and VPN:

1. Continuous Authentication:
– Requires ongoing verification of user identity, not just at initial login
– May include multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all access attempts

2. Least Privilege Access:
– Grants users only the minimum permissions necessary to perform their tasks
– Applies to email access, file sharing, and VPN connections

3. Data Encryption:
– Encrypts data both at rest and in transit
– Applies to emails, file storage, and data transmitted over VPN

4. Granular Access Controls:
– Allows for fine-tuned control over who can access specific emails, files, or network resources
– Enables setting permissions based on user roles, device status, location, and other contextual factors

5. Data Loss Prevention (DLP):
– Monitors and controls the sharing of sensitive information via email or file transfers
– Prevents unauthorized data exfiltration through VPN connections

6. Real-time Monitoring and Analytics:
– Provides visibility into user activities, data access, and potential security threats
– Offers dashboards and reporting tools for security analysis

7. Adaptive Policies:
– Dynamically adjusts access permissions based on risk factors and user behavior
– Can automatically revoke access if suspicious activity is detected

8. Integration with Existing Systems:
– Seamlessly integrates with email platforms, file sharing services, and VPN solutions
– Supports single sign-on (SSO) capabilities

9. Device Trust:
– Assesses the security posture of devices attempting to access emails, files, or VPN
– May include features like device health checks and endpoint detection and response (EDR)

10. Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA):
– Replaces traditional VPN with more secure, granular access controls
– Provides application-level access rather than network-level access

11. Audit Trails and Compliance:
– Maintains detailed logs of all access attempts and data interactions
– Helps organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements

12. User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA):
– Detects anomalies in user behavior that could indicate a security threat
– Applies machine learning to improve threat detection over time

These features collectively work to implement a Zero Trust approach to data protection, ensuring that access to emails, files, and network resources is continuously verified and strictly controlled, regardless of where the user or data is located.

Description

XQ has developed a new data protection concept that combines the best features of file encryption and VPNs to create a Zero-Trust Data Protection solution. XQ data is encrypted at the edge device (phone, PC, IoT Gateway) and then routed to one or more destinations. The encrypted data is wrapped in a meta-tag which serves as a pointer to the policies set by the data owner. The policies and keys for access and authorization are sent to a key cache. XQ backend cache only forwards keys and never touches the data nor knows anything about the edge devices except identity and authorization. All events are automatically logged and geo-tagged to meet compliance requirements as well as instantly detect data exfiltration attempts. To meet emerging privacy laws such as CCPA and GDPR XQ provides the option to regulated entities of running their own key cache on a cloud or physical server.

XQ has developed a new data protection concept that combines the best features of file encryption and VPNs to create a Zero-Trust Data Protection solution. XQ data is encrypted at the edge device (phone, PC, IoT Gateway) and then routed to one or more destinations. The encrypted data is wrapped in a meta-tag which serves as a pointer to the policies set by the data owner. The policies and keys for access and authorization are sent to a key cache. XQ backend cache only forwards keys and never touches the data nor knows anything about the edge devices except identity and authorization. All events are automatically logged and geo-tagged to meet compliance requirements as well as instantly detect data exfiltration attempts. To meet emerging privacy laws such as CCPA and GDPR XQ provides the option to regulated entities of running their own key cache on a cloud or physical server.

How-To

XQ + Snowflake adds security and governance at the data level, enabling
secure external sharing. This solves the problem of secure data transfer
between Snowflake partners. Through the XQ Automated External Key Store,
this video illustrates how you can secure role based access at the data
object level. XQ is a zero trust data security platform that protects,
enforces polices, and monitors data beyond the bounds of a single
environment.

Snowflake Secure Role-Based Access Control & External Sharing — XQ Message

FAQs

What types of data can be protected using Zero Trust Data Protection?
It can be applied to both structured and unstructured data, whether at rest in databases or file stores, or in motion when being accessed over networks or shared as attachments.
How does Zero Trust Data Protection help prevent data breaches?
By continuously authenticating users, limiting access permissions, and applying the principle of least privilege, it minimizes the potential damage from compromised accounts or insider threats.
How does Zero Trust Data Protection handle remote work scenarios?
It’s well-suited for remote work as it verifies access regardless of location, ensuring secure data access for dispersed employees.