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Summary:

If you need to securely share data like a password, bank account or credit card number, Lockify is an easy way to do so. Once your message has been encrypted, you are given a link that can be sent via email, SMS or Facebook private message.

Lockify-encryption

If you want to send sensitive data between team members,  it’s possible to encrypt email using PGP or GPG, but those systems require both the sender and the receiver to install software. Lockify provides an easy way to securely share sensitive data (like a password, bank account or credit card number) occasionally.

Sending a message is simple. Just:

  1. Type the message.
  2. Select how long (or how frequently) it can be viewed by the recipient (“this message will self-destruct in…”).
  3. (Optional, but recommended) Elect to make the recipient verify their identity by typing in a code sent via SMS, answer a private question, or authenticate via Gmail.

You can also specify whether the recipient can copy or print the message, and select a decryption key size. Once the message has been encrypted, you are given a link that can be sent to your recipient via email, SMS, or even Facebook private message. You can track when the link has been used, and make it expire early if needed.

Of course, since we’re dealing with sensitive information, Lockify needs to ensure that it can maintains the security of your data. The service explains how it’s done:

Your private information never leaves your computer unencrypted. And only your encrypted information goes to our server. The decryption key is embedded into the link that you share with your recipient, i.e. we don’t have your key. The result? We never have the ability to access your private information. Guaranteed.

At present, messages encrypted by Lockify are text-only, and are limited to 10,000 characters, although the service says that it plans to support sending files in future.

Lockify is currently in private beta, but you can request an invitation on the service’s website.

  1. Thank you for the coverage, Charles!

    File support is indeed on the way, along with all sorts of other good stuff.

    The Lockify team has worked a long time now to build what we believe to be the best available balance of simplicity and security, and can’t wait to finally release it.

    Everyone, please do sign up for the private beta, and feel free to contact us any time.

    Thanks again,
    Jack
    jtemplin@lockify.com
    Co-Founder, Lockify

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  2. I totally agree about the need for more security around valuable and confidential business information to provide email scanning theft. Bizantra is a secure integrated suite of essential small business software tools and is encrypted end to end. Secure messaging and file and other information sharing are included as standard.

    I would welcome any questions and feedback.

    Bradley Starr
    CEO
    Bizantra

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