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Authentica Launches Free Secure Document Delivery Service

Lets Users Protect and Control Valuable Business Documents Anywhere on the Internet

WALTHAM, Mass. – May 7, 2001 - Authentica, Inc., the premier provider of information security software for digital business communications, today announced the launch of a free Web service that lets users easily and securely share valuable digital information and actively control how it is used by recipients after delivery. The free service is available today and is accessible from the company's corporate web site,

"As businesses increasingly rely on the Internet as the preferred medium for exchanging digital information, protecting that information becomes a business necessity," said Lance Urbas, president and CEO of Authentica. "Our free service makes it easy and convenient for users to send their most important documents with confidence that the information they send is protected, no matter where it goes or who the recipient is."

Powered by Authentica's enterprise-ready Recall™ product suite, the service lets users encrypt Adobe Acrobat PDF files and HTML documents and establish how recipients can use this information. For example, the document owner controls how long the recipient can access the content before it expires and whether the recipient can print, select text or forward the content to others. The service leverages Authentica's patent-pending Active Rights Management™ technology to provide users with the unique ability to actively control how recipients use information after they have it.

Authentica's offering goes beyond the protection offered by traditional secure delivery technologies by preventing information from being forwarded or misused once it's in recipients' hands. In addition, it allows the sender to expire all copies of a sensitive document no matter where it's located on the Internet.

The service provides an intuitive user interface for controlling and managing protected documents. Authentica's extensive tracking capabilities allows the user to see exactly who has accessed documents, when they're accessed and what recipients have done with them – throughout their lifecycle.

Authentica's free service is an extension of the company's Recall suite of enterprise-ready information protection software solutions – PageRecall™ for documents, MailRecall™ for e-mail and NetRecall™ for web content. Authentica's products are scalable, easy for IT administrators to deploy and manage, and easy for business personnel to use.

How It Works

Users register for the service at Authentica's web site. Once registered, they can encrypt their documents and assign a protection policy. Policies can be changed at any time, even after recipients have accessed a protected document. This provides users with complete control over their information no matter where it's distributed on the Internet – on recipients' desktops, servers or back up media. Once the information is encrypted and protected, the sender specifies a list of recipients from their personal address book and the document is automatically sent. Authentica stores the sender's document policy and key for decrypting the content on its Recall Policy Server™ but does not store the document itself. An e-mail notification is automatically sent to the recipient letting them know that they have a protected document waiting for them to download. To access the document, first time recipients download a free, small plug-in. This is a one-time software download.

About Authentica

Headquartered in Waltham, MA, Authentica, Inc. is the premier provider of information security software that lets businesses and organizations protect intellectual property and sensitive information throughout its lifecycle. Based on the company's unique Active Rights Management (ARM) technology, Authentica's suite of enterprise-ready products - MailRecall™, PageRecall™ and NetRecall™ - lets users dynamically control and manage their recipients' "use rights" to information including the rights to view, print, copy, and forward information, no matter where it is located. One of Computerworld's "100 Emerging Companies to Watch in 2001," Authentica provides its product suite to the pharmaceutical, legal, financial, and manufacturing industries as well as government intelligence agencies. For additional information, please visit or contact us at (781) 487-2600.

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Active Rights Management, MailRecall, PageRecall, NetRecall and Recall are trademarks and Authentica is a registered trademark of Authentica, Inc. Adobe and Acrobat are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective companies.



Last updated: 05/11/01


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