DataLocker: Providing Data Security by Self-encrypting Storage

CIO VendorJay W. Kim, Co-Founder and President
The recent incidents of privacy violations, identity theft, and personal information mismanagement have increased regulatory and consumer pressure over the healthcare companies in order to prevent the disclosure or compromise of sensitive information.
Organizations are facing unique challenges as they develop a strong privacy culture that ensures information security without impeding the necessary exchange of patient information. It is imperative that companies address these global data-protection and privacy issues in a cost-effective manner to maintain a competitive edge amid the increasing regulatory and consumer demands for data protection. Led by Jay W. Kim, DataLocker deals with this constant and chronic problem of the healthcare sector—data protection. “At DataLocker, we enable healthcare institutions around the world to secure their patient data by providing full self-encrypting storage and media for patient records and deliverables, radiologic images, insurance claim retention, EMR Backups, and General office use,” says Jay.

DataLocker’s SkyCrypt is“cloud encryption gateway” software which provides a layer of encryption between the user, applications, and cloud storage provider. The software creates an easy-to-use virtual drive. “Users can point their application to the virtual drive letter and SkyCrypt fully encrypts the data and then passes it to the respective cloud storage service provider,” says Kim. SkyCrypt allows applications such as Microsoft Office, Autocad, Photoshop, and Quickbooks to seamlessly utilize military grade, AES 256 bit encryption for storing data on virtually any cloud storage service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or Bitcasa. “With absolutely no custom configuration or setup, you can instantly secure data to meet regulatory compliance requirements established by HIPAA, SOX, DHS, GLB, and PCI,” he adds.
The DataLocker Enterprise and DL3 external hard drives feature militarygrade, FIPS 140-2 validated encryption. A patented touch screen is used to authenticate the user on the device itself, allowing the DataLocker to be used without any software or drivers for authentication. “DataLocker’s line of secure encrypted drives is designed to meet the diverse needs of people and organizations around the world,” states Kim.

DataLocker differentiates itself by its easy to setup, manage, and user-friendly products. “Users can simply plug in our product, type in their password and go to work,” says Kim. The software is easy to deploy for all employees and partners in an organization. With very little training or customer support overhead, the DataLocker is the least expensive way to secure data at rest. The company works against, even the most sinister threats including malware, brute force attacks, key loggers, and shoulder hacks. Its “self destruct” mode ensures that even if the drive falls in to the wrong hands, data will be “zeroized,” once the destruct routine is triggered. “DataLocker is an instant way to comply with HIPAA, SOX, DHS Initiatives, NRC, GLB, and any other directive that requires data encryption,”claims Kim.

DataLocker’s line of secure encryption solutions are designed to meet the diverse needs of people and organizations around the world

With trusted clients like Allscripts, Kaiser Permanente and Saint Luke’s Health System under its belt, DataLocker aims to expand its geographic footprint on its journey forward. The company also looks forward to expand its unique product line and penetration in the market.


Overland Park, KS

Jay W. Kim, Co-Founder and President

Provides encryption solutions for storage devices, media, and cloud storage.