November 23, 2015
DC-based startup Personal has revolutionized how people protect their information online, while making it easy for people and companies to share passwords, credentials, and data with others who need it. The company is constantly coming out with new features, like their automatic form filling platform and database Fill It. Last week they announced the launch of a new tool that fills a critical loophole in the management of information. Their new personal cloud is a Security-by-Design platform that keeps data encrypted in all stages.
“While some data is only needed by a single user, the reality is the vast majority of the data we use at work and home is needed by more than one person at some point in time,” said Shane Green, cofounder and CEO of Personal in a statement. “The new Personal Cloud is the ultimate life hack. It reimagines how people use and collaborate on data, in turn driving work and life productivity in ways not previously possible. The Personal Cloud makes that possible while maintaining utmost security and privacy.”
Here’s a brief overview of what the new Personal Cloud can do on both the personal and business sides:
- Booking Travel: Users can assemble and securely share groups of frequently needed and shared data for business and personal travel that includes frequent flier details, passports, hotel and car rental preferences and other booking information.
- Managing Company Passwords and Account Info: Teams can group specific sets of data tailored to each employee, including for new hire onboarding, such as Wi-Fi and account passwords and other key office information, application account access numbers and insurance details—all of which can be easily shared and synced for automatic updates and revoked when those employees no longer need them.
- Family, Account and Health Information Management: Family members can group personal and account information such as social security numbers, health details, contact info, etc.
- Estate, End-of-Life and Disaster Planning: For such key records as financial accounts, life insurance policies and wills, doctor and emergency contacts and utility and other service account information.
Sharing of data, passwords, and secure information is a critical, yet anxiety inducing need of any company. Since Personal rolled out its its Personal Data Vault in 2012, they’ve earned the trust of many companies and organizations, including being chosen by the White House and U.S. Department of Education to help people import federal student loans and FAFSA records.
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