Here at Tresorit, we’ve always been working towards making the process of content collaboration as secure as possible. Our aim is to make exchanging files more secure than ever – from sending to receiving confidential data.
The Challenge: Securing Two-Way File Exchange
While secure and convenient file sharing solutions are not particularly hard to find, ensuring a 100% secure two-way file exchange is more of a challenge. Up until now, you needed to make sure that your external collaborators had access to Tresorit so that they could safely share their files with you. While that’s certainly a safe solution, in many cases it can present challenges, and might not be financially viable if you have a large number of external business partners.
Alternatively, you could go the unsecure way: send out your files via Tresorit (making sure they’re safely encrypted), while your collaborators send their files to you via non-encrypted channels like email, chat or public cloud vendors. This solution is convenient, but it also poses some risks, such as unauthorized access, data breaches or data loss. This situation is riskier than most realize – according to a report by Verizon, 90% of malware comes from emails.
The Solution: Introducing File Request
Today, we’re delighted to announce the launch of our most highly anticipated feature yet: File Requests. With File Requests, you can collect and receive highly confidential files in a secure environment, even if the other person doesn’t have a Tresorit account. All uploaded files get encrypted on the uploaders’ device and saved in your secure Tresorit folder. The File Request feature makes both inbound and outbound file exchange 100% secure.
Create a File Request link, select the folder where you’d like the files saved, and share the link with the person you’d like to receive files from. After clicking the File Request link, the uploader can add their files and their email address. There’s no need for them to download or install any plugins or add-ons, to sign in, or even to have a Tresorit account.
Wondering what exactly you can do with file requests?
We collected some ideas for you below on how to use this feature to secure two-way file exchange:
- Receive multiple files to a destination of your choice. Set up a new folder or choose an existing one where you’d like to receive the files. Senders will be able to upload up to 100 files and 5 GB of data.
- Work together on confidential files. Only you and the selected people who have access to the destination folder can see the files – the uploaders cannot see their own files, or what was uploaded by others.
- Decide which files you keep. When someone uploads files to your file request, you can review each file before you accept or decline them. Only the accepted files are saved in the destination folder.
- Protect and manage your files. Naturally, all uploaded files are protected by Tresorit’s end-to-end encryption technology. For additional safety, you can also set an expiry date or revoke the file request link anytime.
Several business functions will be able to make use of file requests. Are your recruiters and colleagues in HR worried about the security of applicants’ resumes, or the personal data of new hires and employees? Is it a challenge to collect invoices in a safe manner? Or perhaps you need to make sure that contracts and sensitive documents from your clients are secure? File requests will help you ease your worries.
A giant leap for secure collaboration in the cloud
It’s no understatement that file requests are the biggest feature we’ve released in the past years. Since day one, our mission has been to empower our users to work and collaborate in the cloud without compromising the security of their data. With file requests, we are finally filling the gap and securing the entire process of sharing and working on files – now everything can be end-to-end encrypted.
Stay tuned for our next post, where we’ll explore in detail how you can benefit from using file requests in your business, and we’ll share some best practices and use cases as well.
File Requests are available for Tresorit Solo, Business and Enterprise plans.