FAQ: How do LockLizard products differ from file encryption products?

Whilst file encryption products protect information whilst it is in transit or when stored on disk they do not provide protection for the entire life cycle of the file. Once an encrypted file reaches the recipient, the protection is lost (the recipient decrypts the file), and the file can be then be forwarded, copied and viewed by unauthorized recipients.

In addition, encryption does not provide controls over access rights – what a user can or cannot do with the information (printing, taking screenshots, etc.) or expiry.  LockLizard products dynamically protect files inside and outside the network, online and offline, with strong encryption, expiry and access rights, to provide persistent end-to-end protection throughout the files life cycle.