Tresorit launches end-to-end encrypted document scanning feature

Building on its existing end-to-end encrypted offerings, Swiss-Hungarian firm Tresorit has announced a brand new feature aimed at securely dealing with scanned documents.

In this particular case, scanned documents refer to pictures that are taken of either whiteboards, notepads, or any other physical document via phone. In many ways, the feature is similar in nature to something like Office Lens.

Various available filters (iOS)

While the new capability has some things in common with Lens - like the ability to auto-crop and perform quick edits of the snapped picture - there are other aspects to take into consideration. For one, it allows you to snap pictures of multiple documents and then merge them into a single PDF document, afterwards giving you the ability to share said document via an encrypted link. The latter can also be customized with password protection, open limit, and expiration date, much in the same way as the previously announced Tresorit Send service.

The final and perhaps most important aspect of the document scanning feature relates to where the picture (or scanned document) is saved. The resulting file is not stored on the device, but instead goes straight to the user's Tresorit cloud. The main addition here compared to similar services is that the file is also encrypted before being sent to the cloud, to minimize the likelihood of leaks, especially in the case of confidential company documents.

On the subject of this feature's introduction, Tresorit CEO and founder, István Lám, had this to say:

“There are many instances when business plans and strategies are discussed in conference rooms and key information is noted down on paper. With Tresorit’s document scanner integrated into its encrypted sync and sharing service, scanned files remain confidential, but accessible from anywhere and on any device”

If you want to try it out for yourself, the feature is available as part of the Tresorit app on Android and iOS.

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