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Vera for Mail Delivers Enterprise-Grade Encryption for Email

Security specialist Vera unveiled its latest solution for sharing and securing enterprise data today: Vera for Mail. Now generally available, the new technology protects confidential correspondence, classifies messages, and dynamically changes access rights in real-time. Vera for Mail enables automatic encryption of email messages and attachments, providing better control over sensitive information.

“The significant rise in data breaches from compromised email is changing how companies think about protecting their critical communications,” Vera CTO and co-founder Prakash Linga said in a statement. Warning that a lack of control over sensitive correspondence means “losing the battle” against cybercrime, Linga added “by leveraging the same encryption, classification, rights management, and tracking that powers our file security products, we can achieve what other solutions can’t: simple, data-centric security for email that just works.”

Vera CEO and co-founder Ajay Arora demonstrating the company’s data protection technology at FinovateSpring 2016.

Launched as a private beta this spring, Vera for Mail gives workers, contractors, partners, and third parties the ability to control sensitive information after it leaves the organization. The technology provides complete visibility into all email access attempts and enables the user to manage and track access and sharing. Additionally, the solution allows users to dynamically watermark emails, restrict ability to take screenshots, and limit or prevent email forwarding. Vera for Mail can also be automated to provide security, manage access, and track sharing for both internal and external email correspondence in complex enterprises.

Announcing the general availability of the technology at the Vera blog, VP of Marketing Grant Shirk underscored the importance of a security solution that does not compromise the user experience – “Truly, this is where prior attempts at making email security work in the enterprise have failed,” he noted. Instead, Vera for Mail enables “securing an email … as easy as pressing send” through a combination of dynamic data protection and “an experience purpose-built for collaboration,” Shirk wrote. Vera for Mail works with popular email clients such as Outlook and Apple Mail, and can also be deployed with browser-based email clients like Gmail.

Vera made its Finovate debut last year, demonstrating its security platform at FinovateSpring 2016. Last month, the company announced that it would provide data security services for General Electric. In May, Vera reported that it would provide support for multi-factor authentication solutions from a trio of companies including fellow Finovate alum, Twilio. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Vera has raised $50 million in funding, including a $15 million strategic investment earlier this year. Hasso Plattner Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Battery Ventures are among the company’s investors.