Need to encrypt files as to not allow a user to copy a file to an external source and be able to read it outside of the office, while at the same time allow for a document that the user needs to take home to work on be able to be read by the user while out of the office.

What would be the best way to accomplish this?
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
you only can enforce privacy of the document by forcing the user to use VPN and work via citrix/remote desktop or the like. You need to ensure folder redirection and clipboard redirection is off.

If he takes a file home he has several ways of copying, e.g. create a new unencrypted doc, use clipboard to copy over and then send out new, unencrypted doc via internet.
Rich RumbleSecurity SamuraiCommented:
The closest thing to this is FileOpen, I know of no other products that allow you to do what you are asking. Think about what a computer and all files/data are and you'll see the problem. You are reading a copy of my message right now, someone else looking at this question is too. Computers are copy machines, if it can be read it can be copied. Just because a program prevents it from printing, or saving to another location doesn't mean it can't be copied. A screenshot can be taken, they can use their cell phone to take pictures of the data, maybe they do print it out and take it home. Copy and Paste will work. The problem with computers and keeping data in one place when it's connected to a vast network such as the internet is a hard one to solve. As far as I know, no one has solved the issue. Even FileOpen can't prevent screenshots or other types of capture if the user is clever enough to think of it.
http://www.fileopen.com/ It's quite expensive... there are no free or low cost options in this market, people ask on EE all the time. Windows IRM is easily bypassed too https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn166704.aspx

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noadAuthor Commented:

I was just thinking the same, the best way would be to setup a TS and user RDP to allow access to remotely to the users files.

Thank you for your help.
noadAuthor Commented:

I see and agree with your point of view and chair that same point of view which is why I posted this to see if anyone had some idea that I didn't.

Thank you for your help
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