In the world of technology there are many unseen threats - viruses that lie low on a USB stick, hackers waiting for the perfect moment to pounce on your passwords, and metadata haunting your documents, waiting to wreak havoc on your high stakes documents.
As these incidents increase in frequency, we've all come to know the power held in metadata and our need to be protected against its misuse. Well, most of us do and if you aren't aware yet, you might want to keep reading!
Luckily, our Protect solution is designed to help
The main purpose of Workshare Protect is to notify you about and strip your documents of any unnecessary and potentially harmful data hiding in your files. It acts as a filter, so when you email clients or opposing counsel, you want to make sure they only see what you intended them to see. The Protect feature in Workshare makes sure there is nothing lurking that could damage your firm's business or its reputation.
But, we also know that your time is precious and waiting too long for our software to strip your documents is an irritation you can't afford. Yes, we know that you sometimes skip cleaning for fear of it taking too long! We'll keep your secret...
We all need protection, but what do you do when you just can't wait?
Workshare makes Protect faster and perform better
According to our research - which was focused on discovering your needs when it comes to document security - what matters most to you is speed and performance.
Our development team has been finding ways to decrease the time that Protect takes to clean your files of metadata before they’re sent via email, or shared via your DMS. Analysis shows that Protect now operates up to 65 times faster than in previous versions!
How did they do that?
The biggest difference is in our method.
Before, Workshare would open a document in the relevant Microsoft application in the background to perform the cleaning process, allowing you to continue typing your email.
Now, we no longer need to open in Word, for example. Instead, Workshare locates and removes metadata purely on a data level (kind of like peeking in through the window rather than ringing the doorbell and waiting for an answer). This makes the process of discovery much faster, meaning our part will be done before you even finish typing your message.
What do you think about that? Let us know if you’ve noticed an improvement in your experience - we can't wait to hear!