Anchor Definitions
  • 02 Jun 2022
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The Anchor platform is comprised of multiple components, listed below are commonly used terms in the Anchor ecosystem and their meaning.
  • Windows 10 Agent- Enforce control over unstructured data located on endpoint machines. 
  • Server Agent- Anchor, monitor, and manage data directly stored on internal network shares.
  • 3rd Party Sharing and direct cloud consumption- Share and retain control of content to users and organizations that do not have Anchor. Work directly with anchored files stored in popular cloud services like Egnyte, Box, Dropbox, and OneDrive/SharePoint. 
  • Anchor Dashboard- Your central hub for data control and launching point for managing your client’s data.
  • Protected Folders- are locations within the organization where protected content can be consumed. A file will not be consumable when outside of a designated protected folder. Examples include endpoint common user folders, on-premises network drives, and cloud-based document-sharing services. Follow the link below for more information. Protected Folders
  • Access Rules- are conditions that must be satisfied for someone to access Anchored data. Access rules are dynamically placed on new and existing files, which significantly reduces time managing access controls. Follow the link below for more information. Access Rules
  • Authorized File Extensions- Anchor will only encrypt and open files whose file extension has been added in the Anchor Admin Dashboard. Follow the link below for more information. Authorized file extensions
  • Authorized Applications- are applications that are permitted to consume plain text assuming the access rules are satisfied. Follow the link below for more information. Authorized Applications
  • User Roles- are user groups that allow for the management of your data control strategy.








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