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BAAR, Switzerland, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data privacy is a reasonable expectation of Internet users, but many service providers and online entities have no qualms about mining personal information and profiting from the results. Switzerland-based Confidesk offers a solution in the form of straightforward email and file encryption tools designed for businesses and individuals. Learn more about this new service at

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Client-side, public key encryption is at the core of Confidesk's tools and services. That's the same level of protection one would find with a financial or government institution. Services include secure email, contact management, file storage and a password manager. Confidesk enables encryption both locally and in the cloud so that data is always secure and only users have access to the key. 

Versatility is another benefit of Confidesk. Users aren't chained to a particular platform to get the most out of the service. Instead, the tools and services work across all desktops and mobile devices, giving users secure access to their email and files from anywhere. And thanks to seamless integration between email and file storage, users can quickly and easily attach stored documents to their messages.

Among Confidesk's most popular features is the ability for users to keep their own domain without any added cost or complexity. They can even share the domain with employees, friends and family. A single account provides users with up to six email addresses. No competitor allows for this degree of flexibility.

A perennial challenge with client-side, public key encryption has been the transfer of keys from one device to another. Copying keys through the usual channels like email and cloud storage poses an issue because third parties can easily spy on these transmissions. Physical device-to-device transfer has traditionally been the safer alternative. Confidesk, however, has developed an elegant solution for sending and receiving private keys to different devices and applications with no fear of interception.

Some of the most well-known email and cloud storage providers see their users as potential revenue sources and so create sophisticated marketing profiles based on their private data. But Confidesk is different: because the company takes its commitment to privacy so seriously, staff have only minimal access to user data, and such data is never shared with third parties.

Confidesk has taken a unique approach to the deployment of its services. Many competitors depend on browser-based technology for their encryption functionality. Confidesk, on the other hand, has developed native apps based on the most popular operating systems: Window, OS X, iOS, Android and Linux. Browser updates will therefore never interfere with Confidesk's services.

The potential market for Confidesk's array of tools and services is understandably broad. Industries ranging from finance to healthcare can all benefit from strong client-side data encryption. However, recent events have led many individuals to begin thinking more seriously about their own data security. Corporate and government snooping has everyone paying attention to such issues; the timing of Confidesk's arrival in the marketplace could not be more perfect.

People would be horrified to learn that the mail carrier was reading their mail, but in a sense that's precisely what's happening every day via the Internet. Confidesk restores a standard of privacy to the online realm that has been sorely missing. For individual users and business who would like to test Confidesk with no obligation, the Basic package provides 50MB of storage for free along with the complete set of tools and services.

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About Confidesk

Confidesk AG offers affordable state-of-the-art encryption packages for individual and business clients. Headquartered in Switzerland to ensure the highest standard of individual privacy, Confidesk offers a suite of mobile and desktop applications for local encryption and secure mail and file storage. Visit for more information.

Confidesk AG
Bahnhofstrasse 9
6340 Baar

Confidesk AG 
Robert Nemet, CIO 
0041 44 55 209 66 

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