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SendSafely Selected as a Finalist for the SC Magazine Awards

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We are thrilled to announce that SendSafely has been named as a finalist in the SC Awards 2016 Europe for outstanding products in information security. SendSafely has been recognised in the Best Cloud Computing Security Solution category, which acknowledges superior products and services that help customers address the most pressing cyber-security threats. The winners will be announced at the SC Magazine Awards Europe ceremony to be held in London on Tuesday June 7, 2016 at Old Billingsgate on the Riverside of the Thames.

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Email Privacy: 5 Tips to Emailing Smarter

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The standard for communication in the business world these days is email and instant messaging. Recently, instant messaging like Google Chat and other services have taken the role of primary communication for everyday issues and problems while email is used for more formal communication and things like sending files.

The heavy reliance on instant messaging has made many less formal in their emails of late, and has also made many less cautious when emailing. Less formal language, unsecured email platforms, and risky file transfers have flooded the email world and it’s time for you to take a stand to protect yourself and your colleagues from potential email disaster. We here at SendSafely have come up with some tips to improve your email safety.

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Reasons why your business needs a secure FTP alternative

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The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) has been around for a very long time. In fact, for years FTP has been the go-to network protocol for transfering large files. While many business users have come to know and love the simplicity and ease of use of FTP, changes in the security landscape are causing more and more businesses to abandon this tried-and-true protocol for a more flexible alternative. Even its more secure older brother, SFTP, comes with its fair share of issues. Here are just a few reasons you should condider a more secure alternative to FTP for business file exchange.  

 

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5 Quick Tips for Handling TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure Changes and Compliance with ALTA Guidelines

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Security and privacy are popular topics these days. In recent months, the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the new TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule have emphasized the need for real estate professionals to provide a higher level of security for electronic communications related to real estate transactions. Specifically, in Pillar #3 of ALTA's "Pillars of Best Practices", ALTA states the importance of protecting sensitive data of clients and recommends using encryption to ensure security of non-public information (NPI). 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has also weighed in, making it clear that lenders must provide adequate safeguards when it comes to the electronic exchange of information with clients. Of most importance is protecting information, specifically NPI that is valuable to hackers and thieves alike, such as names, income information, Social Security numbers, addresses, and other private information. Here at SendSafely, we've pulled together some quick tips on how you can maintain compliance with these new standards. 

 

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Trusted Browsers - An Easier Way to Access your Items

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Today we are announcing a new feature, called Trusted Browsers, which is designed to simplify the process of accessing items from your frequently used devices. With a Trusted Browser, you no longer need to rely on the sender providing a secure link in order to access new shared items. You’ll still need your username and password to access SendSafely, but once authenticated you’ll be able to access any item that anyone has shared with you.  

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Secure File Upload with Marketo Forms

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We recently had a customer ask us for help integrating our Dropzone Widget  into one of their website forms, which use Marketo Forms 2.0. One of their requirements was that they need uses to attach a file containing sensitive information when submitting the form. Our secure upload widget seemed like the perfect fit, and it turns out integrating with Marketo was pretty easy. We’ve decided to share the code here for other Marketo customers that may want to do a similar integration.  

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Timezones that Travel with You

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Earlier this month we released a new feature that lets you configure the timezone used for showing date and time values related to your SendSafely items.  The default setting for your account can be set from the Edit Profile screen when logged into your SendSafely account.

If you’re on the road and log into SendSafely, you might notice that we will detect any change in your local timezone and ask you if you want to automatically update your SendSafely timezone settings to match the local time. If you choose Yes then your profile will be updated until your log back in from another timezone, at which point we’ll ask you again.  

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Customize your Default Expiration Settings

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Starting today, you can use the Edit Profile screen to set a custom default expiration time (in days) for new sent items.  

This new setting only controls the default value used when sending a new item. You’ll still have the same options you previously had for changing expiration settings on individual items, either from the Advanced Options section of theSend Items screen or from the Item Status page.

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Large File Upload Now Available with Zendesk, Say Goodbye to Ticket Attachment Size Limits

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We are happy to announce that the SendSafely Zendesk App is now available in the Zendesk Marketplace. Our killer new app lets you add support for large file uploads and adds file-level encryption to your Zendesk Help Center. 

If you are a Zendesk user, you’ve undoubtedly run into cases where customers need to attach large files to a support ticket. Unfortunately Zendesk file attachment limits cap out at 20MB, regardless of what plan you are on…until now. If this has been a pain point for you in the past, you are going to love our new app.  

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SendSafely named on CIO Review Magazine's 2015 List of Most Promising Security Companies

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We’re happy to announce that SendSafely was recently named to CIO Review Magazine’s list of the 20 Most Promising Enterprise Security Companies for 2015.  

Each year, CIO Review Magazine assembles a panel including CIOs and CEOs of public companies, industry analysts, and members of the magazine’s editorial board in order to identify new companies that have achieved significant momentum in the marketplace. Over the course of several months, the team analyzed over 300 companies with a specific focus on the cyber security solutions sector. Through nominations and consultations with industry leaders, CIOReview editors chose the final list.  

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