New secure data delivery technology offers major advantages over email, ftp and web downloads or mailing CDs and USBkeys
3 July 2006: Foldermail is a new secure and traceable data delivery technology for sending and receiving large files and complete folders with no size limit. Foldermail offers major advantages over sending data via email, ftp and web transfer or simply mailing information on CDs and USBkeys. And with the increasing volume of emails being sent with large attachments, Foldermail prevents inboxes getting blocked and corporate IP networks grinding to a halt.
Running in the background, Foldermail looks and acts just like normal email and can be integrated into Microsoft Outlook. But Foldermail minimises the impact of heavy data loads by avoiding peak traffic times and preventing unnecessary duplication when sending the same item to multiple recipients.
Applications include sending out rich media presentations, literature, reports and videos to sales offices, partners and agents. For extra impact, the sender can even brand the Foldermail windows that recipients see when they get a mail delivery. And as Foldermail retains complex directory structures, it is an ideal solution for software development, data backup and software, patch or update distribution.
Security is critical and Foldermail has invested heavily in this aspect of the product. Foldermail uses advanced authentication and end-to-end encryption technology so that no unsecured data is ever exposed and it does not compromise the corporate firewall as data is only transferred on Ports 80 and 443. In addition, data is distributed and replicated in transit on secure servers so that no single server holds all the information required to reassemble the content. With this level of security, Foldermail provides a flexible and convenient alternative to VPNs for sharing sensitive data with customers and suppliers. A range of administrator controls allow end-user functionality to be restricted as necessary.
Foldermail offers a managed service and like mailing letters, the sender pays based on the amount of data to be transferred with no cost to the recipient. Complete corporate solutions start from under £1,000 and ROI can be expected within the first quarter. For low volume use the service can be subscribed to using a credit card at www.foldermail.com. Each account may have multiple users. Foldermail also offers a range of business packages including a managed service, hybrid systems and complete standalone installations.
When a foldermail is received, no data is transferred until the user has accepted the invitation that provides information about the files and folders being sent. Foldermail also has extensive progress tracking that allows users to check the delivery status of all sent and received transfers as well as providing a detailed log and archive. And if the connection is lost or a remote user has to shut down, transfer simply picks up from where it left off when connectivity is re-established.
“Transferring large volumes of data is now a standard requirement for most organisations, yet remarkably many still resort to moving data on USB keys or sending CDs in the post, despite the obvious security risks, delays and costs,” says Jane Aldridge, Marketing Director at Foldermail. “Furthermore, a flood of large emails at 9.00am in the morning will potentially bring down the IP corporate network while alternative FTP, web transfer or peer-to-peer solutions have not been designed to provide a secure, robust and commercial solution to the problem, so all have significant disadvantages.”
“We recognised the need for an online approach that would not overload networks and mailboxes or weaken security. Over £2million – including support from the UK Department of Trade and Industry - has been invested to develop and deliver the new Foldermail solution,” added Dr Philip Gaffney OBE, Managing Director.
Foldermail provides a highly specified, managed internet data delivery service. At its simplest level, Foldermail is an extra icon on the desktop, which the user clicks to attach large files and complete folders to emails, like using conventional email.
Foldermail Ltd was set up in Cambridge, UK, to exploit technology developed for managing the flow of large datasets across IP networks. With financial support received from the UK Department of Trade and Industry, over £2million has been spent to date on technology and product development. Foldermail’s technology allows large datasets to be transported reliably and at low cost across IP networks, even in environments where connections may be unstable and fail regularly. It also provides innovative methods for managing the flow of data to eliminate peak loading bottlenecks on networks.
For further information visit www.foldermail.com
Allie Andrews or Peter Rennison
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