BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PreVeil (www.preveil.com) today announced that its new app for end-to-end encrypted emails and file sharing is open for public beta and available to download for free at www.preveil.com and for iPhone in the App Store. The company also announced that it has been selected as one of the ten finalists for the 2017 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase, recognizing PreVeil’s strategic value and innovation to the digital enterprise now and in the future.
Despite repeated breaches to email services like Yahoo! and the email hacks that impacted the U.S. and global elections, email remains the most common – and insecure – form of electronic communication. According to market research firm Radacati, more than 2.67 billion people use email, and by 2020, more than 257 billion emails will be sent per day. Because of its popularity, people still use email to store and send sensitive information – creating an incredibly soft target for hackers and governments. End-to-end encryption has been available for messaging apps like WhatsApp. PreVeil is now bringing powerful encryption to everyday business tools like email and file sharing so that most business communication can be protected.
“Whether it’s in email, or in the files we’re sending, most business communications contain sensitive information that is unencrypted and ripe for exploitation by cyber attackers,” said Randy Battat, co-founder and CEO, PreVeil. “PreVeil represents a new approach to security, based on three key principles: providing end-to-end encryption with no compromises, eliminating central points of attack, and making sure that encryption is usable by all business users.”
PreVeil: Encryption You’ll Actually Use for Email, Files and More
Born out of research at MIT, PreVeil is delivering usable, end-to-end encryption to secure the most common business processes:
- End-to-End Encrypted Email: Keep your existing email address. Use PreVeil with Outlook on Windows and Mac Mail, or access your PreVeil email through your browser or the PreVeil app for iOS.
- Encrypted File Sharing: Synchronize files across all your devices. Share files and set access permissions. Works with Mac Finder and Windows File Explorer, and the PreVeil app for iOS. All files are protected with end-to-end encryption.
- Approval Groups™: Patent-pending technology that ensures privileged activities are only enabled after receiving cryptographic approval from a group of predetermined administrators or leaders. No single administrator can compromise an entire organization.
- No Passwords: Your data is secured by something much better – encryption keys that belong only to you. Your “private key” is your gateway to the PreVeil system. It’s stored only on your devices and is not accessible anywhere else. Unlike passwords, private keys cannot be guessed by a computer algorithm or stolen from another website.
- Tamper-Proof and Private Logs: PreVeil encrypts all log entries. Administrators can view the historical activity of all users, groups, emails, and documents, but can only read the contents of emails or documents for which their company’s policy allows them to. Attackers cannot add or delete log entries undetected.
PreVeil will be demonstrating the technology for the first time publicly today during the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase.
PreVeil is the application for end-to-end encrypted email, file sharing and storage for people and organizations that want to protect their data. PreVeil’s elegant design makes encryption easy to use, automatically encrypting each message or file with a secret key before it leaves your device, and decrypting it only when it reaches the recipient. No one else, not even PreVeil can read your data because only you and the recipient have the keys to decrypt it. PreVeil’s security architecture, born out of research at MIT, also prevents attacks on any user or administrator from compromising an entire organization’s data. PreVeil is headquartered in Boston. For more information, please visit www.preveil.com