WatchDox Launches LockDox, Enabling Secure File Sharing, Tracking and Control for Individuals, Small Businesses

The same file-level security relied on by Fortune 500 companies to protect sensitive data and intellectual property is now available to everyone

PALO ALTO, Calif.--()--WatchDox, a leader in secure file-sync-and-sharing solutions, today introduced LockDox, a free service that lets individuals send confidential files with enterprise-grade security. Unlike other file-sharing services that only protect the delivery of files from one user to another, LockDox allows users to stay in control of files even after they are shared.

Fortune 500 companies, including three of the largest six movie studios, six of the top 12 largest private equity funds and four of the top consumer brands trust WatchDox to protect files and prevent sensitive data from being leaked. LockDox now allows individuals and small businesses to share confidential information, such as medical records, media files, legal documents, financial data or other creative intellectual property online, without the fear of private information being compromised.

Traditional file-sharing services offer no control over a file once it is accessed. This means a recipient can do anything with the data, including printing, forwarding and downloading it. To eliminate this concern, LockDox gives users complete control over the entire lifecycle of a file by applying the same WatchDox security settings used by many of the world’s leading financial institutions, manufacturers, movie studios and government agencies. It lets users quickly upload a file, apply security settings, share the file with designated recipients and track all activity. Users can even revoke access after the fact.

“Security and privacy are highly valued assets in the entertainment industry,” said Film Director and Producer Michael Bay. “WatchDox’s file-level security gives me and everyone on my team peace of mind knowing our scripts and other private documents are kept confidential and only seen by those we choose, during the time frame we want.”

With just a few clicks, LockDox users can apply the following file settings:

  • Set as view only
  • Disable downloading
  • Add a dynamic, viewer-centric watermark
  • Set an expiration date

“We’ve seen that individuals and small business have just as much need to secure information as large Fortune 500 firms,” said Dan Barahona, senior vice president strategy and business development at WatchDox. “We created LockDox so that anyone can quickly and easily share sensitive documents with the security, tracking and control offered by WatchDox.”

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About WatchDox
WatchDox is the leading secure enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS) solution, enabling users to share, work with and control their files on every device. Available as SaaS, a virtual appliance or a hybrid, the award-winning WatchDox platform provides a single pane of glass to work with personal and enterprise content, uniquely combining consumer-style app interfaces with security that can be dialed up to suit any enterprise use case. More than 100 of the Fortune 1000 – including the largest civilian federal agencies, six of the top private equity firms and most of the six major Hollywood studios, healthcare firms and manufacturers – depend on WatchDox secure file-sharing solutions. For more information, please visit


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WatchDox introduced LockDox, a free service that lets individuals and small businesses to share and send confidential files with enterprise-grade security.


Metis Communications
Mikala Vidal, 617-236-0500