Plenty has been
written about the baggage that security concerns attach to the cloud. These
problems are obviously multiplied when it comes to sharing documents and
information up there. This continues to be among the biggest hindrances to
rapid cloud adoption for some companies.
Many companies recognize this, however, and have been
working to find the best solutions available. Yesterday, it was announced that secure
mobile messaging platform TigerText was offering API integration with Dropbox that
would let users securely send documents using the cloud storage service. All of
the documents will be encrypted so that they can’t be downloaded, copied, or
forwarded, and the pairing offers additional features like a pre-set lifespan
and file attachment recall at any time.
The two companies worked to make sure this integration would
be worthwhile for everyone, from the average Dropbox customer that shares files
with friends and family to businesses sending highly sensitive information.
“Anyone who has information that they would like to be able
to share through messaging, but won’t build a platform themselves, can now have
an extension to communicate in a secure fashion,” says TigerText President Brad
This new Dropbox integration feature will be immediately
released to consumers, and will be offered to enterprise organizations by the
week’s end. To start, users can access their Dropbox accounts using the
TigerText iOS app, with Android and Blackberry availability to come.