TickleVault is a project formed by Fort Technology, an Alberta based technology company, to provide a secure alternative to Dropbox hosted on Canadian soil. The TickleVault system allows users to backup and synchronize files between their PC, Mac, Android, and iPhone and have the files stored encrypted in a secure location in downtown Edmonton. The easy to use web interface allows other devices to access files stored in the encrypted TickleVault storage, providing users access to their data anywhere.
Sensitive company data of many businesses is often stored on servers outside of their control, outside of their policy and regulatory guidelines – maybe even outside their country – and not managed by them. The potential for data leakage, security breaches and harm to the business is enormous, but businesses do not want to hamper productivity.
TickleVault provides improved security through several mechanisms:
- TickleVault is subject to Canadian privacy laws. It will not release user data without their consent or court order (warrant). Even if they do release any data to legal authorities, the data is encrypted using AES encryption at rest and only users have the key to that data.
- TickleVault provides completely private hosted solutions either in their Edmonton data centers or through TickleVault storage systems installed on-site. This provides businesses with the peace of mind they have 100% control over their data and do not have to worry about whom their data is being exposed to.
TickleVault has tested with select beta partners synchronization clients that run on PCs (all versions of Windows), Macs, iPhones and Android devices. The project founder uses the Android application every day to automatically upload the pictures he takes on his phone to the encrypted TickleVault storage.
When users are away from their PC in a public location or visiting friends, they can access their files through a web interface. This web interface is accessible through all browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and even web browsers on popular brands of tablets.
For more information on the project, visit the project’s Indiegogo page.