New updates to secure collaboration and file sharing solution, Egress Switch Secure Workspace have added real-time encrypted online document editing. The Egress platform has been designed for organisations with strict security regimes including enterprises and government departments, and allows them to create secure collaborative communities and projects made up of internal users and approved third parties.
The latest release of Switch Secure Workspace enhances this functionality further to include real-time online editing of documents, including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel files. Documents can be edited by multiple users simultaneously or by individuals, with all changes tracked within the documents and through version control, as well as recorded in audit logs.
Users can also be prevented from downloading content, meaning all editing can only take place within the secure community. Additionally all document formatting is maintained when files are both uploaded to and downloaded from a workspace.
In addition to online editing, Switch Secure Workspace also offers users chat and commenting functionality, covering all aspects of the collaborative process. Security features include encryption key management, and document-level control and logging.
As with previous versions, the Switch Secure Workspace remains free for organisations’ third parties to use, reducing cost overheads and ensuring that appropriate levels of security and control are applied to sensitive data throughout the lifecycle of shared information.