One knock against encryption is that it creates latency in a user's experience. Stamos discounted that notion for nCrypted Cloud. "It really doesn't hurt performance," he said. "I think we're the only product in the world that actually reduces the size of data when we encrypt it."
"Computers are so powerful today performance really isn't an issue," he added. "Even in mobile, network connectivity is always a bigger constraint than encrypting and decrypting data."
In the coming months, the Brown researchers will be expanding their efforts to gather data through mobile devices. Those efforts could be a real test for nCrypted Cloud. "It's a big unknown for me how nCrypted Cloud will perform where network speeds are slow and reception unstable," Kuo said.
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