VaporStream Launches Cloud-Based Secure Messaging

VaporStream has launched the latest release of its confidential messaging platform, which is designed to give users a highly secure channel for electronically communicating.

The platform, available in a software-as-a-service offering, enables messages to be sent and read at a user's convenience. But unlike e-mail, the messages "vaporize" after being read. VaporStream messages can't be copied, forwarded, saved or printed, the company says, preventing sensitive information from being passed on to parties who shouldn't see it.

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  • VaporStream says the technology is particularly suited to industries such as legal, healthcare, government, military intelligence and insurance, where organizations must communicate information that's highly sensitive.

    The latest release of the software service, which costs $7.50 per user per month, features expanded mobile access and new content filtering capabilities.

    "Sometimes executives are in a situation where they can't have a private talk," says Jack Hembrough, CEO of VaporStream. "They have sensitive information they need to communicate immediately, yet realize that e-mail can end up in the wrong hands."

    The VaporStream technology allows professionals to message confidentially and without fear of unauthorized disclosure, says Richard Stiennon, chief research analyst at research firm IT-Harvest. "It should be a natural consideration for any [organization] that wants to eliminate substantial and unnecessary risk."

    Scott Grady, president of TIP Capital, a Bloomfield Hills, Mich., finance company for technology, telecommunications and medical equipment, says he's been using the VaporStream platform on portable devices for about three years and will upgrade to the new release.

    The technology is especially useful to TIP Capital executives when they're on the road and can't communicate sensitive information with clients or others in a private manner, Grady says. "In this age you can never be too safe," Grady says. "It doesn't replace e-mail, but it provides a very secure channel for communications."

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