Sending Confidential Files with Outlook Has Never Been Easier

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SendSafely adds Outlook Integration to its enterprise secure file exchange platform, making sending confidential files securely as easy as clicking a button.

Making it as easy as possible for our clients to send us information securely is a major priority for us, and that’s where SendSafely comes in.

SendSafely announced today the availability of a plug-in for the popular Microsoft Outlook email client that makes it easy for users to securely send confidential files directly from their desktop email program. Now users can send encrypted files in much the same way as a traditional email attachment, with the added security and control provided by the SendSafely secure file exchange platform. With SendSafely files are encrypted before ever leaving the sender’s computer, and unlike other file exchange services SendSafely does not have access to the encryption keys needed to open the files. This unique security model significantly reduces the threat of someone obtaining unauthorized access to files exchanged using the platform.

"From day one, our mission has been to simplify secure file exchange without compromising security", said Brian Holyfield, CTO of SendSafely. "With all of the recent revelations around digital surveillance, companies are realizing it may not be enough to assume that service providers will protect their data. Our platform lets customers take matters into their own hands by protecting the data before it ever leaves their machine. With the addition of our plug-in for Microsoft Outlook, it’s never been easier for enterprise users to adopt more secure practices without having to change the behaviors they’ve become accustomed to for so many years."

SendSafely was spun off from security consultancy firm Gotham Digital Science in early 2013, and has been growing in popularity with enterprise customers ever since. Originally developed as an internal solution to exchange sensitive files with its clients, Gotham Digital Science decided to go public with the platform after receiving requests from numerous clients to use the platform themselves for their own secure file exchange needs.

Shortly after launch the service began offering an enterprise version, designed for use by organizations, which adds custom branding, user management controls, usage monitoring capabilities, and support for enterprise single sign-on. "Making it as easy as possible for our clients to send us information securely is a major priority for us, and that’s where SendSafely comes in", said John Hixon, Research & Development Director at London based Cezanne HR. "SendSafely gives us a much easier to use and more robust alternative to the secure FTP solution we previously had."

With the release of the new plug-in, SendSafely aims to make it even easier to send files using its platform. When a file is attached to an email message using the plug-in, the attachment is encrypted and uploaded to SendSafely instead of being sent unencrypted with the email message. This not only provides protection against eavesdropping on the file contents, but also allows the platform to enforce additional authentication requirements, which the sender can configure, and prevents attachments from being stripped by content filtering services. “SendSafely’s unique key generation and distribution scheme shifts key management down to the sender, which means that SendSafely doesn’t have the ability to view the files that are sent through our service”, says Holyfield. “The reality is that if your service provider is encrypting your data for you and managing the encryption keys, then you’ve inherently lost control. We don’t need or want our users to trust us with their encryption keys. That’s gotten many service providers into trouble in the past, so we’ve made a conscious effort to avoid it and have given that control to our customers.”

SendSafely offers a number of affordable plans for both businesses and individuals, and even offers a free plan. New users receive 30 days of access to the premium account plan at no cost and with no commitments. Interested users can sign up today at http://www.sendsafely.com.

About SendSafely

SendSafely offers a hassle-free way to securely exchange encrypted files with anyone on the web. Formed in 2013 as a spin-off from Gotham Digital Science, SendSafely helps numerous businesses across the globe securely exchange files quickly and easily every day. To learn more about SendSafely, visit http://www.sendsafely.com.

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