Safe4 launches new mobile interface

Safe4 version 4.4 has now been released, and provides an interface specifically designed for the mobile user. Making use of “responsive” design techniques, Safe4 will detect that a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet is being used, and will change the interface accordingly. This will assist users by altering the format of the display depending on whether the device is being held in portrait or landscape mode.

Since many users will still need to access some of the core Safe4 functionality from their mobile devices, such as renaming files or reviewing file histories, an option to use the standard desktop web user interface on the mobile device is retained.

Another useful facility is the ability to upload photographs from a tablet or smartphone directly into the vault of the user’s choosing. This has been verified on Apple devices, including iPhones and iPads, and on Android smartphones. Again, this will assist users who need to capture an image of a paper document, or some other evidential record in photographic form, by enabling instantaneous upload. Safe4 will notify authorised users of the upload in the normal way, and will update audit trails accordingly.

The future development programme for Safe4 continues to bring forward additional capabilities, to enhance the service by increasing the functionality and flexibility of the system, and by building on the best-in-class security and reliability attributes that Safe4 has established.

For more information on how Safe4 can assist your business to achieve reductions in cost, better client service and improved compliance, please contact us.

Safe4 achieves Cyber Essentials accreditation and recognition against the IASME standard

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In March 2016, Safe4 Information Management achieved further recognition for its safe and secure delivery and storage of customers’ documents. By achieving certification to the IASME governance standard, recognised by the UK Government as the best cyber security standard for small companies, Safe4 demonstrated continuing capability to provide a secure and trusted environment for customers and their clients to manage documents online.

At the same time, Safe4 successfully renewed its government Cyber Essentials accreditation and, with its continuing use of UK based ISO 27001 accredited data centres, is compliant with UK Government requirements for online document management and with the requirements of regulatory bodies in the professions.

The IASME (Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises) standard links with international ISO/IEC 27001 standards and represents best practice for SMEs in this sphere.  It is derived from UK Government guidance, international standards, as well as best practice from the EU, USA, and significant engagement with a wide variety of SMEs and other sources.

Safe4 is committed to maintaining the highest levels of security in the management of all customer data, and plans to enhance the level of compliance with recognised standards during 2016. To find out more about the security measures Safe4 undertakes, and how this can benefit your business, please contact us.

Not all providers of cloud-based services are the same …

An increasing number of major IT companies are now offering cloud-based computing services. Many of them are household names, often associated with the technologies we all use every day such as email, online shopping, and search engines. But are they ideal places to manage and store critical or confidential information?

Another instance of non-availability of cloud services has been highlighted in the media this week. Whilst every service provider may occasionally suffer from problems caused by human error, offering a high level of availability in conjunction with exceptional standards of security demands a different approach from that provided by many of the industry’s leading names. This approach is one of many factors that differentiates Safe4 from the majority of service providers who use cloud-based facilities.

Holding all customer data in UK-based data centres accredited to the ISO 27001 international standard for information security is not the cheapest way to make cloud-based services available, but that is the approach taken by Safe4. Equally, compliance with the requirements of regulatory bodies such as the UK’s Solicitors Regulation Authority is not easy or straightforward – but again, this is the path Safe4 has chosen to follow.

We would be delighted to provide you with more detail on how Safe4 can assist your business to manage confidential information safely and securely; please get in touch with us.