At ABA Techshow next week, the file-sharing platform TitanFile will be demonstrating its new integration with Credeon, a highly secure, browser-based encryption technology developed by Hitachi Solutions America Ltd. The first such product targeted at the legal market, the integration allows secure sharing of files and other communications, with the user maintaining control of the encryption key and of who can access shared files.

[See also my previous review of TitanFile.]

“By leveraging the latest advances in browser technology, we’ve brought Credeon client-side encryption to the TitanFile application in the browser, without requiring the user to download and install any software or plugins,” TitanFile President and COO Tony Abou-Assaleh told me in an email.

“It allows users to automatically encrypt files before they’re sent through TitanFile. This adds another layer of protection to confidential data. And, in the rare event that any file transfer service is compromised or doesn’t function, data that’s encrypted through a browser will still be safe.”

Credeon is based on the HIBUN encryption software, which is widely used in Japan. Files are encrypted on the user’s computer, before they are shared or uploaded. Because the user controls the encryption key, no one else can access the files without the user’s authorization, including no one at either TitanFile or Hitachi.

With this new integration, Credeon will now be embedded in TitanFile so that no separate download or installation will be required.

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