Data security and protection provider IronBox has launched an e-mail encryption product designed specifically for accounting and law firms.

Its new IronBox for Microsoft Outlook plugin aims to make encryption easy to apply, offering a single button that users can hit to encrypt a particular e-mail.

"If you can send an e-mail, you can use IronBox," said IronBox co-founder and chief technology officer Kevin Lam in a statement. "We understand that lawyers and accountants are under a lot of pressure to deliver a lot of confidential information to clients."

To protect against unintentional data breaches, the tool also uses its proprietary IronSight technology to automatically scan all outgoing Outlook messages and attachments for known sensitive data, and alerts the sender before the message is sent.

"We ensured that the process of sending secure e-mail and secure files is simple for both the sender and the recipient," said co-founder and CEO Tim Riley in a statement. "Users have historically found professional e-mail encryption and secure file transfer to be a complex, time-consuming and downright painful process for both the sender and the recipient. IronBox is specifically designed to make the process as simple as possible so that virtually anyone can benefit from the protection of encryption."  

The company is currently offering a 30-day free trial; monthly subscriptions are $9.99.

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