07 December 2020
Zivver, the European secure communications specialist, has launched Zivver for Gmail, a new enhanced email security solution for UK organisations using Google Workspace.
The smart technology alerts users of potential mistakes in real-time, while they are typing - before information is sent. They are then offered the option to send this information securely via the extension. The Zivver for Gmail extension gives organisations an effective way to prevent data leaks while not having to change their way of working.
“We are proud to be able to launch our secure email tool for the growing number of organisations using Gmail,” said Rick Goud, chief information officer and co-founder of Zivver. “With Zivver for Gmail, organisations can share sensitive information via email with complete peace of mind. This applies to both the information in the email and files in the attachments.”
He added that “normal email” is not secure enough for organisations that share sensitive client, employee, or company information, “because email originated in the 1960s”, when privacy and security were still relatively unknown concepts.
“Normal email lacks functionality to prevent human error (such as a wrongly addressed email), intercept messages and the ability to limit the impact of a data breach,” Goud continued. “Our smart technology therefore provides real-time alerts when users are about to make an error. What’s more, our rock-solid encryption and two-factor authentication protect communications from unauthorised access, both from vendors such as Google and Microsoft, as well as malicious users and hackers.”
Pioneering healthcare organisation Buurtzorg, active in 25 countries, participated in Zivver’s Gmail beta testing. “Our employees already know Gmail,” said Danielle Gérard, project manager of Buurtzorg. “The ‘Zivver button’ makes it possible to send emails - with attachments - safely and easily from our own Gmail client.”
Zivver’s recent $17m new funding round is being used to accelerate its international expansion into the UK and other markets.