Verizon offers new encryption service for SMBs

Wed, 08/19/2009 - 8:20am
Mike Robuck

Verizon is offering small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) a new encryption service that was designed to protect their data across multiple devices.

The new service, which is called “Encrypted Docs,” enables the user to encrypt files and folders and determine who can access, read and write to the file or folder, enforcing privacy policies. As a result, important data – such as intellectual property, customer records, contracts, human resource files and highly sensitive negotiations – can be safeguarded via encryption.

Verizon’s Encrypted Mail service, which has been available since 2005, verifies and authenticates that the message has not been altered, allows it to be opened only by the intended recipient, and allows users to lock e-mail that they receive so it cannot be viewed by others.

Verizon said the services were best suited for businesses that have to comply with government regulations and businesses that have employees who work at remote locations, where data should be kept private at all times to prevent loss or theft.

Last week, Verizon announced it was cutting the price on its triple-play bundle of services for small businesses.

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