Encryption of folders and files on server

Posted on 2005-04-23
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
As a consulting manager I have to manage teams of 20 or more people. As we work on the client site, we only have access to the servers of the client.

We create folders on the servers client to keep all of our documentation and be able to share it within the team.
In this documentation, some of the files are only for the team.

I am looking for a tool (product or software) or a way to encrypt these files and folders and only allow people of the team to read or update these files (like a encrypted vault) with :
- administrator of the server not be able to access the content of the folders and files.
- not preventing the server procedures of the client to be working (i.e. backup procedures).
- forcing the team to do encrypt and decrypt each time they access a file (encryption on the fly).
- allow multiuser access on the encrypted folder (vault). This imply that the folder can not be locked because of one person consulting it.

Any suggestion of a product or any other solution to realise this.

Thank you
Question by:vicmiz
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    Couple of things come to mind:
    Office 2003 has rights management built in.(things like not being able to print , copy or forward documents)
    You can encrypt files and require certificates using the NTFS file system on XP and Windows 2003.As long as a user has a certificate that allows them to access the file ,then things are kosher.
    Microsoft Sharepoint team services can help out with the building of team portals.
    If all people are doing is consulting a file (not changing it),then the file lock thing is not an issue,but if they are going to try and change it,file locking is required to eliminate corruption.

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