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June 26, 2014

Sookasa Expands its Cloud Compliance Service; Enables Secure File Sharing Via email

Email attachments are always risky as it comes with security and compliance threat. This is due to the fact that such attachments can be scattered across multiple email clients and public servers, and may be easily forwarded to unauthorized recipients. Even in case of cloud file sharing services, public links can get forwarded to unauthorized recipients.

The need is to have a system that guarantees link sharing free from threat from Box (News - Alert) and Dropbox.

Compliance as a Service company, Sookasa is responding to this and has added new capabilities to its Sookasa Cloud Compliance Service. The company’s Secure Link Sharing now enables any organization to securely share sensitive documents over an email client of their choice, without requiring the other side to sign up or install to any additional service. Content that is encrypted on public cloud services can now be shared securely using file links with any recipient, with no receiver downloads or setup required. Sookasa also has extended its support for Dropbox encryption, compliance and access control to Android (News - Alert) devices.

"Following our launch and rapid traction earlier this year, many of our customers wanted to extend the high level of security they experienced with Sookasa on Dropbox (News - Alert) to documents sent over email. We have responded to customer demand and launched our Secure Link Sharing," Asaf Cidon, chief executive officer and co-founder at Sookasa said in a statement.

According to the company, this launch solidifies it as a transparent layer of content security for mobile collaboration, allowing companies to safely adopt the best-of-breed file sharing and email solutions of their choice.

Sookasa's Secure Link capability meets HIPAA requirements. It produces a unique private link for each receiver and authenticates the recipient's identity when they try to access the file. In addition to enabling file sharing via email, Sookasa is responding to the continuing trend of BYOD where employees are freely choosing between iOS and Android based devices. Organizations in regulated industries, including healthcare, legal and finance, can now stay compliant in the BYOD era, and enable popular cloud services such as Dropbox and Gmail with sensitive data on any Android smartphone or tablet.

Sookasa Secure Links are created in a similar way to Dropbox and Box links. The user selects the file they wish to share, designates the appropriate recipient's email, and pastes the private link to any email client of their choice. After the recipient clicks on the link, they will go through an extra authentication step to verify their identity, after which they will be able to access the file, said the company.

The updated Sookasa Cloud Compliance Service is made available with immediate effect directly from Sookasa. Sookasa's compliance package is offered at $10 per month per person or $100 per year per person. It comes with a free 30-day trial. 

Edited by Allison Sansone

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