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Virtru: an Encrypted Email and Privacy Service

Virtru is a newly founded organization focused on making it easy to keep private communications personal, this week they introduced the availability of the Virtru encrypted email and privacy service. The very first solution to create advanced encryption and digital privacy technologies easy-to-use and accessible to everybody. Virtru enables people to secure his or her private communications by utilizing popular email services and clients they’re already ready for Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook and Mac Mail.

The company began around the thought that individuals have an essential right to privacy and that exercising this right must be simple, easy and accessible for everyone.

Virtru makes this achievable because they build on the Trusted Data Format (TDF), an open-source technology introduced by company co-founder Will Ackerly, a previous cloud security architect with the National Security Agency (NSA). Virtru’s data-centric technique encloses an e-mail message or any attachment within its own secure envelope that can only be opened by its intended recipient.

Virtru complements the TDF technology with patented encryption-key management which makes it possible to manage the fate of an email and its attachments even though it has left the sender’s outbox. Virtru in no way has access to the e-mail material, but instead handles access to the key necessary to see the content.

You can watch their official video on Youtube:

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