AppRiver Announces New Secure Electronic Signature Solution for Businesses

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New solution enables business users to e-sign documents easily and securely while reducing costs

Joel Smith, CTO, AppRiver

This new feature enables users to authorize and e-sign documents of all sizes easily without worrying about data security or privacy.

AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions, today announced the addition of a secure e-signature solution to its CipherPost Pro™ email encryption platform.

AppRiver’s new secure electronic signature offering, which integrates directly into Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office 365 and other web-based email clients, provides an alternative to costly and inefficient signing and transmission of paper documents with a simple “click-to-acknowledge” way to e-sign documents right in email. AppRiver’s CipherPost Pro includes secure messaging, file sharing, email tracking, and document e-signatures on a monthly subscription.

“Our customers want technology that enhances their business while saving them time and money, which has long been the promise of CipherPost Pro,” said Joel Smith, CTO, AppRiver. “Our new secure e-signature functionality complements our messaging security and large file solution by enabling users to authorize and e-sign documents of all sizes easily without worrying about data security or privacy. Not only is it exceptionally easy to implement and use, it also delivers substantial cost savings.”

The cloud-based solution also helps customers improve productivity and lower costs, including costly courier, fax or email/print/scan scenarios. It gives users a convenient, fast way to e-sign and exchange various types and sizes of electronic documents and protects documents and sensitive or regulated data. Throughout the process, documents remain encrypted and secure, even when stored.

“Whether it is signing and exchanging contracts, medical records, or financial information, businesses and organizations of just about any size need to exchange signed documents,” explains David Liberatore, senior director of technical product management, AppRiver. “And by the very nature of the intent of a signature, that information is usually important, sensitive, confidential, or all three.”

With secure e-signatures, signatories sign documents by clicking on the attachment in their email, typing their name into the e-signature certificate field, and clicking to acknowledge their signature. All of this occurs right within their email client. In addition, CipherPost Pro automatically tracks documents and alerts the sender when documents are signed via desktop and mobile alert notifications.

Additional features of AppRiver’s secure e-signature solution include:

  • Maximum security. Encrypt and protect documents in one click. Files are fully secured and signed documents are stored encrypted.
  • User authentication. Every user is authenticated before e-signing and sending a document.
  • E-signature non-repudiation. Full authentication, tracking and e-signing data is appended to the document.
  • Real-time activity alerts. Users receive automatic notifications of e-signatures and message activity.
  • Selectable data residency. Choose a data center location for documents and emails for regulatory compliance.
  • Support for large files and various file types. Validate sizable documents such as complex PDFs as well as other file types, including x-rays, without size limitations.
  • Contributed to original sender. Emails to signatories originate from the sender’s name, eliminating confusion about who owns and sent the information.
  • Mobile functionality. Messages can be sent, signed and tracked through mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows 10 and Blackberry 10.

The subscription price for a CipherPost Messaging Pro Account, which includes secure e-signatures, in addition to enterprise-level security, tracking, and control for sharing messages, large files, and information workflows, is $7.95 per month per user and free for guest users.

The new secure e-signature functionality is available for new and existing customer starting May 11, 2016.

About AppRiver
AppRiver is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider offering award-winning email and Web security solutions to businesses of all sizes. Understanding the need to protect networks from today's increasingly complex IT threats, AppRiver offers businesses a comprehensive, yet affordable subscription-based solution that incorporates the latest spam and virus protection, email encryption and Web security on the market. In addition, the company provides a complete managed service for Microsoft Exchange, as well as a bundled Office 365 solution. Since its inception, AppRiver has sustained an impressive 93% customer retention rate while growing its customer base to more than 47,000 companies and 10 million mailboxes worldwide. The company maintains offices in Florida, Georgia, Texas, New York, Switzerland and Spain, and is led by an Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year award winner. To learn more, visit AppRiver online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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