Founded 18 years ago in Freiburg, Germany, befine Solutions AG develops and sells Cryptshare, a communication solution for email and business process security. It helps companies and institutions support, optimize, and protect their business processes and data in transit. Cryptshare has over 3 million certified users across all industries in more than 30 countries worldwide. In 2017, befine Solutions AG was honored with the “Cybersecurity Excellence Award” in the category “Email Security”.
A great deal has happened since Cryptshare V3.0 was launched in 2014. The company has grown rapidly, and it currently has over 60 employees with the number rising fast. There are sales locations in the UK and the Netherlands, and in 2017, Cryptshare Inc. was founded in Boston as part of the company’s US expansion plans. Cryptshare QUICK Technology will be launched in 2019, providing a “one-time forever” password, and Cryptshare.express the SaaS product will be launched in the US spring 2019.
Cryptshare is a communication solution for the secure exchange of business information. It enables the secure transfer of files of all kinds and sizes by emails according to policies and ad hoc – in a simple, and affordable way. Cryptshare offers a full audit trail that helps companies to adhere to compliance rules and regulations and sophisticated customization features to match use cases to policy. High user acceptance reduces the risk of shadow IT.
Cryptshare is available for IBM Notes, Office 365 & Outlook, as a web application, and it has several automation tools for the secure and automated transfer of information.
In 2019, Cryptshare QUICK Technology will be launched, providing “one-time forever” password achieving a more secure environment by eliminating the need for individuals to create and retain passwords.
By combining ease of use with permanent security, Cryptshare helps companies support, optimize, and secure their business processes. Cryptshare ‒ making email better.
New functionality for sending encrypted messages and large files in a familiar environment: An interface with a user centered design that makes secure exchange of information easy. A form of encrypted email where everyone inside your company and correspondents outside can transact with you securely. Cryptshare for Outlook will lift your organization’s communication to a whole new level of security and usability. Cryptshare Server combined with our Outlook add-in makes your email better!
The Cryptshare web application can be used from any pc, tablet, or smartphone at any time without user account or extra administration.
It is very easy to use for communication with your external business correspondents and for them to communicate with you.
Cryptshare for Notes extends your existing IBM Notes infrastructure by important communication functions. It allows your users to exchange encrypted email with any external contacts without having to install software or user accounts in advance. Size limits when sending or receiving file attachments become obsolete without adding additional load to your email infrastructure. Cryptshare for Notes makes using Cryptshare even easier, because users remain in their familiar groupware environment.
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Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft invests in befine Solutions AG
As of today, there are already about 3 million licensed users in over 30 countries worldwide who put their trust in Cryptshare – and the success story continues. We plan on broadening our market presence in Germany and expanding further in the United States. To support us in our growth, we are taking Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft (MBG) Baden-Württemberg on board as a partner. MBG is among the biggest equity investors in Germany and does not only provide us with fresh capital, but also with a large network and valuable know-how. Dirk Buddensiek, Managing Director of MBG, is confident in the communication solution Cryptshare: “befine Solutions has created an intelligent software that fulfils today’s stringent requirements of a secure and efficient communication solution. Our investment provides the financial resources to further expand the company’s market presence.”