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Virtru Brings Its Encrypted Email and Privacy Service to Google Apps Organizations With the Launch of Virtru for Business

Organizations Can Now Secure Business Emails and Attachments with Ease; Gives Administrators a Tool to Easily Monitor and Control Access to All Secured Data

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/14 -- Virtru, the only encryption software company that allows users to revoke emails, prevent forwards and set expiration dates, today announced the availability of Virtru for Business, paving the way for millions of Google Apps users to easily secure and protect their emails and attachments without the cost, complexity or overhead of traditional enterprise products.

Email hacking, malicious or accidental email forwarding, and email surveillance are increasingly viewed by organizations as critical data-loss risks for sensitive information. As companies of all sizes turn to the convenience and cost benefits of cloud-based email and collaboration platforms they need simple and effective ways to protect their information from third parties, and guard against risky email behaviors that can inadvertently expose their most critical business assets.

Virtru for Business is the easiest, most secure way for Google Apps users to protect and share sensitive information. Built directly into the Google Apps Gmail interface, Virtru for Business has made enterprise-wide adoption of encrypted email seamless. An entire organization can now easily send and receive secure, encrypted emails, revoke sent messages, restrict forwarding, and set dates for emails to auto-expire. With Virtru for Business, confidential information sent to colleagues, business partners and clients remains private, audit ready, and protected.

"Our mission is to make secure email and digital privacy cost effective and convenient for everyone," said John Ackerly, Co-Founder and CEO of Virtru. "With Virtru for Business corporate users get the same power and ease-of-use that our consumer product offers, and administrators gain powerful new capabilities to secure their company's most sensitive information. At the same time, Virtru is eliminating the frustration, regret and self-censorship email users have long struggled with, helping to open up new channels of secure communications among employees, partners and customers."

Google Apps for Business administrators can easily monitor and control the secure email practices of their organization using the Virtru for Business Dashboard, a single-page interface that provides a summary of account activity including messages sent secure, revoked, or expired. If a contact has been compromised or hacked, the Virtru Dashboard allows the administrator to easily revoke all messages sent to an individual or group. With this new level of security and control, businesses can avoid common scenarios that lead to the loss of confidential information and intellectual property, such as an employee or vendor mistakenly forwarding sensitive emails or files to outside parties.

Key Features and Benefits of Virtru for Business

  • Virtru is easy for both the sender and receiver to use. It works with existing email systems (Gmail, Yahoo, Mac Mail and Outlook) and iOS and Android devices allowing anyone to read secure messages from anywhere.
  • Users and administrators can take back messages sent to anyone inside or outside the organization while also being able to trace and restrict where email and files are forwarded.
  • Virtru for Business users can add expiration dates to emails and attachments without restricting an administrators ability to archive or recover messages.
  • For regulated industries, Virtru-secured emails can be easily audited and monitored, while also supporting compliance with HIPAA, Dodd-Frank and other consumer-protection laws.
  • Unlike legacy encryption products, Virtru for Business does not require complex hardware or software installation.
  • Virtru uses 256-bit AES with Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) for end-to-end encryption.

"We use Virtru for Business at Tasting Table to secure our communications among the team and with our clients," said Geoff Bartakovics, CEO of Tasting Table. "As a rapidly growing business, it's important to find technical solutions that are effective but also nimble. Installation of Virtru for Business was a simple download. Once installed, sending messages securely within the Gmail interface is easy. With Virtru, email discussions have become more open and authentic and my team is able to express themselves freely without fearing that their messages will be forwarded without permission."

Tasting Table saved thousands of dollars in installation and configuration fees by selecting Virtru for Business and has reduced annual email security costs by as much as 50 percent as a result of Virtru's affordable price point. Since Virtru's cloud-based, self-service approach requires virtually no upkeep, the company anticipates further savings to come from avoiding the hefty maintenance and update costs associated with large-scale software providers.

Visit www.virtru.com/business for more information or to inquire about pilot agreements.

About Virtru
Virtru is the first company to make email privacy accessible to everyone. With a single plug-in, Virtru empowers individuals and businesses to control who receives, reviews, and retains their digital information -- wherever it travels, throughout its lifespan. The company has set a new standard for digital privacy based on the Trusted Data Format (TDF), created by Virtru Co-Founder Will Ackerly and used by the intelligence community to secure some of the nation's most sensitive data. Virtru requires no special skills or knowledge, supports all popular email and file types, and can be used on a PC, Mac or mobile device. To learn more about the company, visit http://www.virtru.com/ and follow @virtruprivacy on Twitter.

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