Easier to use and even more secure – Cryptshare V3.9 released
One of the most important functions of Cryptshare is the ability to transfer files of any size across company borders securely. So far, however, it required a Java applet to be running in order to send files larger than 2 GB. This is no longer a requirement of the new version 3.9 of the Cryptshare.
For administrators, this eliminates the efforts of installing, maintaining and supporting a Java Runtime Environment on the client side. Users no longer have to wait for the start of the Java Runtime Environment and they are no longer confronted with any warning messages if Java is not active, out of date, the start takes too long or Java is disabled in the browser. As a result, the level of security increases by the complete abandonment of Java or Flash, both of which need to be updated frequently due to security issues being found and fixed. But that’s not all – the new HTML5 mode also increases the upload speed to the Cryptshare server which is an important factor especially for large file transfers.
The new upload mode is available for all current browsers that support HTML5. Currently, these are Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If users use one of these browsers, Cryptshare will automatically switch to HTML5 mode. Users can add any number of files to a transfer either clicking the “Add Files” button or dragging and dropping files in the web interface.
The transfer modes offered so far (Java Mode and Simple Mode) remain present in the product. So even older browsers can continue to be used with Cryptshare.
How does Cryptshare v3.9 choose a transfer mode?
The system automatically checks for the best available mode and uses that. If the user does not have a HTML5-capable browser, Cryptshare first tries to use the Java mode. If this is administratively disabled or Java is not present on the client machine, outdated, disabled, or does not start within a reasonable time, the system automatically switches to Simple Mode. In this mode however files larger than 2 GB cannot be sent.
This innovation ensures the highest level of safety, simplicity and interoperability in communication with external contacts.