With the latest release of GoAnywhere Services 2.8.0, the development team included a plug-in that integrates Secure Mail with Outlook 2010. This is great news for both the IT staff and everyone else in the organization who finds themselves needing to send files via email.
Whether we realize it or not, the simple act of emailing a file as an attachment can pose a significant security vulnerability, especially for organizations governed by strict compliance regulations. Learn more in the previous post "Ad-Hoc File Transfers Present Challenges, Vulnerabilities."
For those unfamiliar with the GoAnywhere Services Secure Mail module, it allows users to send files securely by generating a unique, encrypted link that is emailed to the recipient. The receiver can then click on the link to view or download the files via HTTPS.
The benefit for employees is that they can now send any files, regardless of size, through their Outlook 2010 email client, or they can use the web form that comes with the Secure Mail module.
Even better for the IT staff is the ability Secure Mail provides to track these ad-hoc file transfers and maintain thorough audit trails required by compliance auditors. And, by implementing a secure mail solution throughout the organization, the IT department regains control over protecting sensitive data while eliminating the need for employees to use any of the free FTP tools they may have downloaded to their desktops or the various cloud applications popping up each month.
If you're curious about how GoAnywhere Secure Mail, looks, feels, and operates, check out our free 30-minute webinar on Wednesday, August 15, where Chief Architect Bob Luebbe will demonstrate how easy it is for even the least technically inclined person in your company to use it to send ad-hoc files.