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New E-mail Security Mechanism for HIPAA and Business Compliance

New E-mail Security Mechanism for HIPAA and Business Compliance

Attach Plus™ dramatically improves HIPAA and business compliance by reducing the time and complexity it takes to encrypt and e-mail patient documents using the secure 128-bit PDF or ZIP standard.

(PRWEB) June 15, 2005

Attach Plus, a premier developer of secure document encryption tools for e-mail attachments, announced today the availability of Attach Plus 2.2.7 for major e-mail clients. Attach Plus brings the advanced features of PDF and ZIP encryption within reach of the average business desktop user and complies with the HIPAA requirement “Technical security mechanisms” 45 CFR Part 142, S 142.308 (d) for medical records sent via the Internet.

“Attach Plus has given us the ability to seamlessly send confidential e-mail from our insurance software using Outlook. Previously we would have to use the insurance proprietary software that did not work with our other programs. Attach Plus gives our users a bridge to export sensitive information to a program (Outlook) which they are already accustomed to using. It also allowed our IT department to eliminate 3 different programs that were used to provided the security of Attach Plus document encryption," said Oscar Miniet, CIO, Head-Beckham Amerinsurance (HBA), Inc."

By running in conjunction with a HIPAA compliant and configured e-mail system, medical professionals can now easily and inexpensively roll out a document encryption tool to every user in the organization without changing their existing e-mail software. Attach Plus not only makes document security easier, but also gives users the ability to send a secure network file or folder as a shortcut which is based on their existing network security settings. A collaboration and productivity advantage the whole office can benefit from!

Until now, document security was difficult, expensive and time consuming—something the average desktop user was not able or willing to take advantage of. Attach Plus enables users to easily encrypt their documents or print output by converting the document as it is attached to an e-mail with a few simple mouse clicks. The result is an industry-standard secure PDF, ZIP or network shortcut placed conveniently in the body of a new or existing e-mail message.

Attach Plus was originally designed to meet the needs of Financial Advisors to reduce the time and complexity it takes to secure a digital document. Today, firms across the legal, insurance, healthcare, mortgage, and human resources industries find Attach Plus a large productivity boost by not only reducing the amount of time it takes to send their clients secure information, but also the vast reduction in paper they send to clients via mail or fax.

How it Works:

Attach Plus works intuitively by integrating into these four Windows/E-mail commands:

1. File->Send To from an open file

2. Right Click->Send To->Mail Recipient from an unopened file

3. E-mail application Paperclip (Attach) Button

4. File->Print ->Save & E-mail PDF from any application

Diagram: http://www. attachplus. com/mkt/docs/AttachPlusWorkflow. pdf (http://www. attachplus. com/mkt/docs/AttachPlusWorkflow. pdf)

Once a format is selected, the user can further choose to enter a password, include certain pages, and even restrict printing and copying. Attach Plus then automatically attaches the encrypted file to a new or existing e-mail message.

Quick Features:

PDF - Encrypt PDF files, include certain pages, restrict printing and copying ZIP - Encrypt ZIP files – great for retaining document for further editing Print to PDF and Attach - Converts the document to PDF, optionally saves it to your computer, then opens the e-mail dialogue window. The PDF may be retrieved from the save location or the Sent Mailbox folder of your e-mail system Attach Shortcut – Work collaboratively with others in your office by attaching network shortcuts to files instead of the entire document “Send To” Integration - Attach Plus allows you to send open files as attachments from Word, Excel and other MAPI compliant programs to a new e-mail or an e-mail in progress. Attach Plus also allows you to send unopened files by right clicking and selecting “Send To” -> “Mail Recipient” Encrypt Pre-existing ZIP or PDF documents Merge foreign documents to one PDF - (WordPerfect, Excel, or Print output)

E-mail & Applications Supported:

Outlook 2000, Outlook 2002 (XP) and Outlook 2003 Outlook Express 6 Goldmine 5, 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5 ACT! 6 & 2005 e-mail Groupwise 6.0 & 6.5 Eudora 6 - NEW Windows, Microsoft Office, WordPerfect, Open Office & WORLDOX File->Send To integration Any Application that can Print

About Attach Plus:

Founded in 2003, Attach Plus is an innovative leader of secure e-mail attachment add-ons for Outlook, Goldmine, ACT!, and Novell Groupwise. Attach Plus, LLCÂ’s technology provides the reliability and efficiency companies depend on to securely send client data over the Internet as e-mail attachments. Attach Plus customers include financial service firms, and departments within larger companies who need to create, secure and send files such as:

Documents containing Social Security numbers and financial information Contracts and legal documents to potential clients Spec sheets to vendors Press releases and other documents generated on a companyÂ’s electronic letterhead

Attach Plus is a privately held company located in Tempe, AZ. For more information, please visit www. attachplus. com or call +1 602.437.7277.

Attach Plus is a registered trademark of Attach Plus Corporation. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Attach Plus is a registered trademark of Attach Plus Corporation. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Attach Plus Press Contact:

Kevin Basso

Development Manager

Attach Plus

3220 S. Fair Lane

Tempe, AZ 85282

E-mail: kevinb@attachplus. com

Phone: +1 602.437.7277

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