How the Encryption Converter Works
The Swimage Encryption Converter is the only software on the market that automatically, reliably, and securely migrates a PC’s full disk encryption from one type of encryption to another.
The Encryption Converter securely migrates a PC from one type of encryption to another without reimaging the PC, without moving data off the PC, and while keeping all of the data securely encrypted.
With the Swimage Encryption Converter, a PC stays encrypted and secure throughout the entire process. During the conversion, the PC is locked with our proprietary Swimage SplashLock security, which prevents unauthorized users from interrupting the processes until it’s complete.
Intelligent Automated Workflow
The Swimage Encryption Converter is built upon an intelligent and sophisticated workflow engine that is designed to change the state of a PC from any state, “known or unknown,” to the desired state. The goal with encryption conversion is to get a PC into the desired fully encrypted state.
Regardless of the starting point of any PC, the Swimage Encryption Converter knows exactly what it needs to do to convert the encryption. At any point in time, it will detect the current state and create a dynamic workflow that will move it to the next step and finally to completion. Reboots, shutdown, or any other type of activity will not interfere with the conversion process.
When security is very high, an added step of “double encryption” can be applied that will ensure that no data is left exposed, even in the short window between the two encryption technologies.
The Swimage Encryption Converter utilizes Swimage Splashlock security in order to prevent unauthorized user interruption. Only an authorized technician with the proper passphrase will be able to unlock the system until the process is completed. The Splashlock security system is crucial when doing a hands-free conversion on public devices such as kiosks or ATMs.
The Swimage Encryption Converter has a built in self-healing function to ensure that the process is always running and always healthy. In the event that the state of the PC itself changes, such as new software is pushed or the encryption is changed manually, Swimage will detect this change and automatically adapt its workflow to the new PC state.
The Swimage Encryption Converter has several reporting engines to ensure that the status of any given PC is never left in the dark. The first reports are the verbose reports to the local logs throughout the conversion process. These are essential as a first line since there may be circumstances where the PC is unable to have connectivity to push the status to anything external to that device.
Secondarily, the status information is pushed to a cloud-based Swimage server and/or to an on premise server. The status push is real-time, unless the PC goes offline, in which the status is accumulated and held locally until the PC is connected once again to the Internet.
Swimage also produces a scheduled report to show all PC statuses, including completed and in-progress status for all systems, by type or by location.