Vera Secures Files with Microsoft Office 365

Create Documents with Office 365, Store in OneDrive, Dropbox, or Box, and Secure with Vera Strong Encryption, Granular Access Policies, and a Built-In Kill Switch for All Office Files No Matter Where They Are Stored

June 20, 2015

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PALO ALTO, Calif. –Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – Vera today introduced advanced data protection for Microsoft Office 365 customers, making it easy to secure and track any file, through Office 365, Outlook, and OneDrive for Business. With over 50 million people choosing Office 365 and sharing files across cloud storage solutions, organizations must maintain complete control over important documents, anywhere they travel. Vera protects data with strong encryption, monitoring, and advanced policy controls that follow every file, even after it is downloaded or shared outside of Office, using services like Box, Dropbox, and Microsoft OneDrive for Business.

“Organizations are moving their most important tools to the cloud and enabling employees with more social, collaborative, and mobile-friendly solutions. But they lack the ability to protect files when they travel outside the corporate perimeter,” said Prakash Linga, CTO of Vera. “The most common ways people share files today is through email or popular cloud storage services. The problem is that once you send an attachment or link, you've lost all control. Vera makes securing a file with Office 365, or even revoking access, as simple as clicking 'Send,' or hitting ‘Reply All’. We’ve built a recall button that actually works.”

Secure And Track Any Email Attachment

Vera makes it easy for security practitioners and IT teams to secure all kinds of information within Office 365 and across Microsoft Cloud Storage partners. Users can automatically protect any attachment, track each file to see who has opened it, monitor where it’s been forwarded, and update permissions to the file in real-time. With Vera, IT and end users get fine-grained rights management, including the ability to add dynamic watermarks and automatically revoke access at any time. These new capabilities will accelerate the adoption of cloud solutions like Office 365 across organizations of all sizes.

Data Leak Prevention for All Office 365 Files

In Office 365, a user can protect documents, presentations, videos, and images with a single click on Windows or Mac, with strong AES 256-bit encryption and granular access policies that travel with the file. As soon as a file is created or shared, Vera can attach security to the data itself, enabling users to grant and restrict access in real time, no matter where the data resides. And because Vera can integrate into Microsoft Active Directory for unified identity and access management controls, IT can ensure consistent and secure access to information as their departments change.

Share, Sync, and Recall Files Anywhere in Office

Because Vera’s solution works seamlessly with Office 365, users can easily share and securely sync protected files to SharePoint or OneDrive for Business, within the Save and Share menus in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Office 365 files can just as easily be protected when uploaded to Box and Dropbox. Additionally, users can ‘unsend’ an email attachment, even if the recipient has the file open, by instantly revoking access from any user, device or cloud storage. With this universal recall capability, Vera is making a ‘kill switch’ for enterprise data a practical reality.

"Creating and sharing files is one of the most important tasks of the business world. The market opportunity for Vera to enhance the security and monitoring of these files is immense,” said Alan Lepofsky, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research. “People want encryption and tracking to be seamless across all the tools they use, whether it’s via email or their Office 365 applications, on their computer or mobile device.”

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About Vera: Vera delivers a first-of-its-kind solution that enables businesses of all sizes and geographies to easily secure and track any digital information across all platforms and devices. Vera enables comprehensive data security and real-time control with a seamless, uninterrupted user experience, empowering people to use any platform and device they want while ensuring the highest levels security, visibility and control. The company is backed by $14 million in venture funding and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, visit

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