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New FinalCode 5.3 Release Extends the Types of Applications Traditional IRM Can Support

 FinalCode, Inc. announced the immediate global availability of the newest release of its persistent, file-centric information rights management (IRM) solution that protects files wherever they go, inside and outside of the organization. FinalCode 5.3 is packed with security and usability features. Highlights include the capability to secure an entire folder, a new FinalCode explorer, the ability to authenticate a user upon opening a file/folder, enhanced support for complex applications and design software such as Adobe Illustrator and the ability to tag secured files for search purposes.

FinalCode provides strong encryption and extensive usage controls, including the ability to remotely delete files even after they have been shared. FinalCode encrypts files and lets users choose the controls they want to enforce and provides complete file protection against targeted attacks, negligence, and internal fraud. It readily integrates with a company’s existing file management and cloud collaboration infrastructure and can be deployed according to project, department and business application needs. File-based IRM for external users is provided at no additional cost.

With previous versions of FinalCode, files were encrypted individually. While files remained secured, this method of encryption created usability annoyances. Users were not able to refer to multiple secured files simultaneously. FinalCode 5.3 changes that by allowing folders to be secured, not just files.

The new FinalCode 5.3 offers an array of new enterprise-grade features and capabilities, including:

  • Secure container – The secure container feature encrypts a whole folder rather than just files individually. This way, users can open several secured files in the secure container simultaneously without going through the hassle of opening and closing files one-by-one
  • Extended support for complex applications – Support for design software such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, and Illustrator, allowing users to view multiple designs in the secure container at the same time
  • FinalCode Explorer – Similar to the standard Windows Explorer, the FinalCode Explorer allows users to easily organize their FinalCode secured files in a simplified, searchable interface
  • Authentication on open - The strong authentication feature allows users to set authentication every time a secure file or folder is opened. This feature is useful when a highly secure authentication is required, as well as when multiple users have access to a shared system
  • Tagging – Users can now add tags to their secured files through the file’s metadata. Previously, file search was only available through access logs. Tags allow users to find their files in a simpler fashion
  • Support for Zip files – Previously, users had to unzip the file first, then add modifications and zip the file again. With the secure container feature in 5.3 users can directly edit and save files through the FinalCode Explorer without unzipping and rezipping

FinalCode 5.3, now available worldwide, can be implemented as a SaaS or on-premise virtual appliance with packages designed to accommodate small businesses, government agencies, and large global enterprises. The FinalCode file security platform can be implemented with reasonable pricing to start, with specific options being available according to usage purposes. The FinalCode client, used by external file recipients, is available at no charge and supports Windows, Apple and Android devices.

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