FileWorks' Teaming Agreement with IAVOA Provides File Security for Virtual Assistants

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FileWorks' teaming agreement with International Association of Virtual Office Assistants (IAVOA) gives virtual assistants access to a value-added service that helps protect client files.

FileWorks (, a document management software developer, today announced a new affiliation with the International Association of Virtual Office Assistants (IAVOA). This alliance comes on the heels of FileWorks' introduction of VAExchange (tm) -- an online document management system for virtual assistants and their clients. The company provides a free month trial at (select VAExchange).

VAExchange (tm) is a secure online collaboration tool that provides a virtual file cabinet for online document storage and a suite of business productivity tools, such as online Notes, instant notifications, integrated faxing, electronic signatures and integrated scanning software.

FileWorks is focused on file and document protection, securing communications to its servers and encrypting stored documents. Real-time off-site backup provides increased protection for VAExchange files. VAExchange also includes an audit trail for each document and offers W3C-compliant electronic signatures.

"We take security seriously," said Alan Shaw, CEO of FileWorks. "Virtual assistants can provide a service to clients by informing them not only of the risk associated with the way they do business today, but helping them to build a plan to move forward and to protect their sensitive data for the future."

Virtual assistants benefit by using VAExchange's virtual file cabinet to share files and collaborate in a secure, protected environment, any time and anywhere they have an Internet connection. VAExchange (tm) includes a growing suite of document management and collaboration tools and can work with almost any file format. Virtual assistants with VAExchange accounts can link to their clients' VAExchange accounts at no additional charge.

"File security is a major concern for virtual assistants," said IAVOA President Shirley Gandee. "When VAs recommend VAExchange to their clients, they are providing clients an economical and flexible way to store and share files, and collaborate on projects. But, more important, it gives clients peace of mind knowing that they control access to their information."

VAExchange (tm) gives virtual assistants and their clients the confidence of knowing their information and files are secured and protected to a level that most small businesses cannot afford. It is an essential step in the implementation of a comprehensive disaster protection plan.

FileWorks, Inc.
Since 1997, FileWorks has provided secure enterprise content management solutions for regulated industries, such as healthcare, where data security is critical. iFile, the company's flagship product, is an enterprise-wide, scalable software and hardware solution for imaging and workflow that allows controlled, auditable user access to sensitive data. The new VAExchange website is a customized extension of the company's FileWorks Online (tm) document management and secure storage site developed for any size company without requiring large capital investment in servers and equipment. For more information, visit

The purpose of the International Association of Virtual Office Assistants ( is to promote the use of virtual assistants worldwide and to provide organizations that want to utilize the services of a virtual assistant the best possible forum and support available anywhere in the world.

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