|Authentica, Inc., a provider of information security software for digital
business communications, has announced the launch of a free Web service
that lets users easily and securely share valuable digital information
and actively control how it's used by recipients after delivery. Powered
by Authentica's enterprise-ready Recall product suite, the service allows
users to encrypt AdobeAcrobat PDF files and HTML documents and establish
how recipients can use this information.
Users can register for the service atAuthentica's Web site (http://www.authentica.com).
Once registered, they can encrypt their documents and assign a protection
policy. Policies can be changed at any time, even after recipients have
accessed a protected document. This provides users with complete control
over their information no matter where it's distributed—on the Internet,
recipients' desktops, servers, or backup media.
Once the information is encrypted and protected, the sender specifies
a list of recipients from his or her personal address book and the document
is automatically sent. Authentica stores the sender's document policy and
key for decrypting the content on its Recall Policy Server but doesn't
store the document itself. An e-mail notification is automatically sent
to recipients letting them know they have a protected document waiting
for them to download. To access the document, first-time recipients must
download a free, small plug-in.
According to the company,Authentica's offering goes beyond the protection
offered by traditional secure-delivery technologies because it prevents
information from being forwarded or misused once it's in recipients' hands.
In addition, it allows the sender to expire all copies of a sensitive document
no matter where it's located on the Internet.
The service provides an intuitive user interface for controlling and
managing protected documents. Authentica's tracking capabilities allow
the user to see exactly who has accessed documents, when they're accessed,
and what recipients have done with them throughout their life cycle. Authentica's
free service is an extension of the company's Recall suite of enterprise-ready
information protection software solutions, which includes PageRecall for
documents, MailRecall for e-mail, and NetRecall for Web content.
Source: Authentica, Inc., Waltham, MA, 781/487-2600; http://www.authentica.com.