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How to meet HIPAA encryption requirements for ACT! 2012 on Windows 7?

Copper Contributor
Posts: 99
Country: USA

How to meet HIPAA encryption requirements for ACT! 2012 on Windows 7?

I really need to meet HIPAA encryption requirements in the event my hard drive were ever stolen.

 

What is the best way to successfully encrypt ACT 2012 on Windows 7 ?

 

Is the BitLocker option on Windows 7 workable?

 

Is TrueCrypt workable.

 

All I need is to be certain that client/customer data is encrypted but I also do not want to give up using ACT!

 

Help?

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: How to meet HIPAA encryption requirements for ACT! 2012 on Windows 7?

Although I haven't tested with ACT!, I think both BL and TC should work ... two issues:
1. They would slow the database access
2. You'd need to do some tricks to ensure the encrypted volume was mounted before the SQL service starts
Bronze Contributor
Posts: 1,393
Country: USA

Re: How to meet HIPAA encryption requirements for ACT! 2012 on Windows 7?

A lot of people are not aware, but PKWARE also provides encryption from disk to folder to file. 

 

Information can be found at:  http://www.pkware.com/software/securezip/windows 

 

Fuill disclosure:  I do not work for PKWARE, but I can sell it. 

John Purdy
ACT! Premium 2016 (V. 18)
Main: HP 9470M 8GB, Win 10 Pro, & Exchange 2013 & Office 365, 32bit
Remote: Dell XPS Ultrabook with 4GB & Win 10 Pro, Office 365 32bit & Exchange 2013
New Member
Posts: 1
Country: USA

Re: How to meet HIPAA encryption requirements for ACT! 2012 on Windows 7?

Following up to your post about encryption, I too need to encrypt my hard drive. I work in securities and my broker/dealer is requiring it. ACT tech says they do not support ACT in that environment. I rely on their support. They say the database may not open or another computer accessing my ACT database may not be able to open my ACT database. Have you encountered any problem or found a workable solution?

 

Thank you.

Nickel Elite Contributor
Posts: 934
Country: USA

Re: How to meet HIPAA encryption requirements for ACT! 2012 on Windows 7?

I dont know if "Folder Lock"  by Newsoftware, will help, but you mite look into that also.

http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/   Cheers - FSB

Bill Williams - Owner/Consultant/Trainer at Fill Staff "ACT! FOR RECRUITERS"
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Bronze Contributor
Posts: 1,393
Country: USA

Re: How to meet HIPAA encryption requirements for ACT! 2012 on Windows 7?

Another encryption solution I've sold (not as an ACT solution but as a general encryption solution) is PGP now owned by Symantec. 

John Purdy
ACT! Premium 2016 (V. 18)
Main: HP 9470M 8GB, Win 10 Pro, & Exchange 2013 & Office 365, 32bit
Remote: Dell XPS Ultrabook with 4GB & Win 10 Pro, Office 365 32bit & Exchange 2013