#2 - Controllable copy and paste

One of the motivations for adopting a server-based computing model is that you want to keep your applications and data secure in your datacenter. SGD extends this idea to allowing the administrator to control whether users can map drives and print. But one area that wasn't addressed is data leakage via Copy and Paste operations.

So it's great to see this being address in 4.3.

Here's how it works:
1. the administrator assigns a "security level" to the apps he cares about in Object Manager.
Local applications can also be assigned a security level.

2. When a user tries to copy and paste data from a higher to a lower security level application, SGD prevents the operation by replacing the copied data like this.

Copy the Top Secret stuff...

Now try and Paste it to a local application...

Now I know a lot of people who will also think this is neat. But I can't tell you who they are ;-)

FB

Comments:

Very nice to see that you put this feature on number two, since Everett made the feature request for this feature. We are using this at one of our customers to be able to copy information to many servers containing military confidential information, but disallowing the users to copy information back to their own system. - Remold @ Everett.nl

Posted by Remold Krol on March 08, 2007 at 11:35 PM GMT #

Someone in the SGD Engineering team is clearly getting inspiration from Solaris Trusted Extensions :-)

Posted by Dave Walker on May 11, 2007 at 09:48 AM BST #

Dave, Thanks for your comment but who got to market first? ;-) -FB

Posted by Fat Bloke on May 11, 2007 at 10:17 AM BST #

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