FileWorks Launches Secure Online Document Management and File Storage Service

New Web-based data storage addresses enterprise content management

FileWorks, Inc. today released a new online file backup service targeting small- and medium-sized businesses, corporate departments, and remote offices. FileWorks Online provides secure Web-based data storage and online document management for a monthly fee that begins at $29.99.

FileWorks online includes integrated scanning software (to turn converts paper documents to secure files). Faxes can be received directly into the service as PDF files.

The company says it built FileWorks Online “to meet the security needs for sensitive digital information while providing controlled, auditable remote access to documents and online business technology tools.” The service can be used by variety of businesses, such as law practices and accountants, as well as divisions within a larger company. It is also suited to users who handle sensitive documents or companies that require document signatures. The service can be used by businesses with multiple offices or mobile workers needing remote access to a central data repository.

FileWorks Online allows users to mark individual folders private or share them when collaboration is needed.

Files can be accessed using any Web browser. Since files are encrypted, the service can be used when Sarbanes-Oxley- or HIPAA-compliant storage is required. FileWorks includes access and audit controls, as well as transmission security and data integrity. Accounts can be authenticated with passwords or VeriSign SSL certificates.

“We have been providing enterprise content management solutions for the past 10 years with iFile Enterprise, turning paper into secure data for medical claims, invoices, and a host of other applications,” said Alan Shaw, founder and CEO of FileWorks. “However, we recognized a growing need for a less complex, more affordable ECM solution. By providing these services online, we save businesses considerably in equipment and support costs while relieving them of the responsibility and headaches of managing the IT infrastructure. Now they can stay focused on their core business.”

Electronic signatures let users sign legal documents without their paper equivalent, thus saving time and expense. For example, when a document is signed or rejected, alerts are sent via e-mail or text messages. Notifications can also be made when a fax arrives, users are added to an account, or a document is viewed or saved, or when a file is attached to an e-mail message.

FileWorks Online is available by monthly subscription; the monthly fee begins at $29.99 and includes 500 MB of storage, unlimited electronic signatures, unlimited guest users, and instant notifications. Additional users are priced at $14.99/month.

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