WatchDox Bringing Document Security to Android Devices


The document management and security product, WatchDox by Confidela, will today announce a new offering for Google’s (s goog) Android platform. A BlackBerry (s rimm) version is coming later this year, as soon as BlackBerry supports Adobe (s adbe) Flash, and a native iPhone/iPad (s aapl) app is also in the works.

I initially wrote about Watchdox when it first launched and then again when it discontinued its free service and went pro. Since that time, the company has:

  • Added an Outlook (s msft) plug-in to give you easy access to security and management features for documents you share with others.
  • Offered an offline MS Office PDF plug-in so you’re not locked into the browser-based viewer (both parties need to download the plug-in). This feature allows document collaboration.
  • Opened up APIs to developers, which means that you can integrate WatchDox functionality into other systems you’re using, including Sharepoint and Salesforce.
  • And, as of today, the company is rolling out mobile device support.

Some examples the company cites as ways to use WatchDox include protecting any proprietary IP and distributing e-books, training documents and other subscription-based or paid materials that you offer electronically. Graphic designers can send drafts or spec work with added WatchDox security protection so that their designs cannot be seen by anyone but the recipient. Consultants can share proprietary reports, proposals, pricing and invoices.

The individual price for WatchDox is $49.95/month.

What are you using to protect and manage the documents you distribute electronically?

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