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Webinar: Gain True Cloud Privacy by Hosting Your Own Encryption Keys

You’re moving your organization’s data to the cloud. Are you ready to give up access to your emails and files? Fortunately, you might not have to. By using Virtru to host the encryption keys protecting your emails and files, you can gain exclusive control of your data no matter where it travels – a necessary […]

January 16, 2017 | Encryption Key Management, Virtru
Now Available: Outlook PDF Watermark

As part of Virtru’s mission to make data privacy and control easier than ever, we’re excited to announce our PDF Watermark capability is now available for use in Outlook for Windows. Virtru Pro’s PDF Watermark feature now enables Outlook senders to individually watermark any encrypted PDF attachment that they share with their recipient’s email address – […]

January 4, 2017 | Business, Security
Data Protection That Supports the eDiscovery Process

Historically, data protection for business has been an obstacle to eDiscovery — at least as far as email is concerned. Email encryption tools that allow your workers to communicate securely can also interfere with search functionality, complicating the eDiscovery process. By adding encrypted search and Google Vault eDiscovery support, Virtru has overcome a major obstacle, […]

January 2, 2017 | Business
Is Outlook HIPAA Compliant?

A HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) isn’t just a way to be extra-sure your partner is protecting your customer’s privacy or complying with HIPAA — it is the bare minimum required by law. With a few exceptions (such as your ISP), everyone who has access to your patient’s information needs to sign a BAA, including […]

December 22, 2016 | HIPAA
Google Recommends Virtru for G Suite Encryption

We are pleased to announce that after completing rigorous testing and security audits, Google has selected Virtru as its recommended application for G Suite encryption. Virtru adds client-side file and email encryption, control, and data loss prevention (DLP) directly into G Suite. Secure your emails and files no matter where they travel, and comply with […]

December 19, 2016 | Google Apps Security, Security
Business Privacy Policy: Protecting Your Customers & Your Business

For many companies, business data protection seems simultaneously like an obligation and an impossibility. On the one hand, businesses need to protect users’ data. On the other hand they have to be able to communicate with users and partners all over the globe. Pre-Internet, upholding a strong business privacy policy wasn’t hard. You could store […]

December 12, 2016 | Business, Security
Next Level Data Loss Prevention Tools: Beyond the Perimeter

The goal of traditional data loss prevention tools (DLP) is to stop confidential data from leaving the organization. If an insider accidentally (or intentionally) bypasses DLP protection, however, there’s not much they can do. Once the data is out there, it can be shared, copied or published, and there’s very little you can do about […]

December 8, 2016 | Business, Security
Data Loss Protection: Safeguarding Trade Secrets

Corporations invest huge amounts of money and effort into safeguarding trade secrets and other pieces of intellectual property. They screen and interview potential employees carefully, draw up strict NDAs to protect data and create elaborate and arcane rules to control access. But often, they neglect the most important control — their data loss protection program. […]

December 2, 2016 | Business, Security
Introducing the Virtru Customer Key Server

Customers Take Exclusive Ownership of Encryption Keys for Unprecedented Cloud Privacy Your organization places a lot of trust in third parties. Between your email provider, file sharing hosts, and other cloud vendors, you never had a choice. Until today. We’re proud to announce that Virtru customers can now exclusively store encryption keys on their premises […]

November 29, 2016 | Encryption Key Management, Virtru
HIPAA Compliant Cloud — Beyond the BAAs

With the second round of HIPAA Phase 2 Audits ending around the New Year, many organizations are holding their breath. The third round moves from mere desk audits to more comprehensive site visits, but assuming you’re not picked, you’re out of the woods, right? Not exactly. The Office of Civil Rights gets nearly 20,000 complaints […]

November 24, 2016 | Email Encryption, HIPAA