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Email encrypted for your email messages and attachments

If you work in a regulated industry or send confidential information regularly, you know that compliance and email security are not trivial issues. One wrong step with client data and an attorney could be disbarred. Large medical practices could face millions of dollars for mishandling patient information. And no matter your industry, if you touch financial documents, legal contracts, health records, bank statements, tax forms or other sensitive files, it’s a similar story.

Keeping data secure these days requires more steps than ever. It’s not just files that can get hacked, it’s also the emails themselves. Yet with these high stakes, a LexisNexis survey of legal professionals revealed that only 22 percent of law firms encrypt their emailsYikes. In healthcare, Healthcare IT News reports practitioners are slow to adopt these security standards for fear of what encryption could do to affect the level of their care. Essentially, if it makes things complicated, they aren’t interested.

What’s the solution?

ShareFile offers an easier way to protect email and attachments

Citrix ShareFile offers encrypted email for business, protecting both email attachments and the body of your messages using high-grade encryption with just a click.

If you already use ShareFile for online file storing and sharing, you know how simple it is to use in your workflows, thanks to a user-friendly design, powerful integrations and desktop tools.

And you also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing ShareFile supports your compliance with HIPAA, bar association codes of ethics and conduct, FINRA rules, CFPB requirements and others.

How can you use encrypted email with ShareFile?

Two ways: (1) From within your ShareFile account in a Web browser or (2) in Microsoft Outlook using the popular ShareFile Plugin for Microsoft Outlook. In either place, recipients can open messages and attachments and respond securely even if they aren’t ShareFile customers — receiving and replying doesn’t require downloading any software or having a username or password.

Want to see how easy it really is? Check out this video.

Ready to use email encryption?

ShareFile Master Administrators must enable email encryption within their account settings, but then any user – or client – can have access to it!

Once this is complete, you’ll now see your ShareFile Inbox in the web browser of your account.

To enable Encrypted Email in your Microsoft Outlook program, you will need to download the latest version of the Outlook plugin from the Apps tab in your ShareFile account.

To learn more about this exciting feature, visit the Encrypted Email Support Page.

Happy encrypted emailing, from the ShareFile Product Team!