SuperCharlie writes "Working at a University and with the increasing amount of security break ins, lost data and the real potential for massive identity theft due to the data that my departments deal with, we have decided to implement a USB thumb drive encryption policy.
After two days of trying many many free and paid software solutions I am finding that there is a real problem in usability and portability of encrypted data on USB drives. The goal is to provide a seamless, easy way for users to simply drag and drop their files.
Every solution I have come across so far either requires an administrator to install the file system level drivers or leaves the data un-encrypted until it is specifically selected and encrypted. Neither of these solutions will work as I know my users and when they bring their PowerPoint slides to remote locations they will not have administrator access and relying on them to manually select and encrypt/decrypt files is simply not going to happen.
Are there any solutions where a user can simply plug in the USB drive, put in their password, and drag and drop encrypted files?"