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Virtru

Secure End-to-end Email Encryption For Email and Files
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Virtru is a tool that provides secure email and attachment protection with end-to-end encryption and advanced controls. The tool has a thoughtful and user-friendly interface, which makes it easy to roll-out to users. It consists of on-demand client-side encryption and a frictionless system that ensures enhanced security awareness as well as user adoption. This tool is programmed to view who has read your emails and has control access, read the emails directly from your inbox and respond to them, get end-users running in minutes through seamless deployments, and search encrypted emails without giving access to external parties. Virtru enables users to have the ability to maintain control over their sensitive data by giving them audit trails. They can revoke access anytime by setting an expiration time or ability to disable forwarding even after the recipient opens the data. The tool protects your organization's compliance requirements for HIPAA, GDPR, and other privacy regulations. Virtru is a member of Microsoft Accelerator Program and Google’s recommendation for email encryption.

Virtru Technical details

Support Online Customer Type Medium Business Small Business
API NA Location / Phone Number Washington, DC
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Mobile - Android Mobile - iOS Category Email Encryption Software

Virtru Pricing

Pricing ModelQuotation Based

Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 27/02/2020 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.

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Virtru FAQs

No, Virtru does not provide API.

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Virtru Reviews

OVERALL RATING
4.1
Based on 87 Rating(s)
Rating Distribution
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Lorie L
Lorie LSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 22 August 2018) "Easy to install, learn, and use"

What do you like best?

I love the ability of only having to click a button to turn the feature on or off. This makes it extremely easy to make specific emails secure, if needed.

What do you dislike?

If I choose to secure an email with an attachment, but then decide that I do not need to secure the email - I have to remember to reattach the document.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are sending documents, I would recommend not including jpeg (possibly other image files as well) as the recipient is not always able to open. I've seen that PDF works the best when sending a secure email through Virtru.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to send emails without having to password protect documents. In the past, I would have to send the password-protected document, and then an additional email with the password for the recipient to be able to open. Now, I can just attach the document, turn on Virtru, and send the email. I love that the recipient doesn't even have to have Virtru in order to open.

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Melanie F
Melanie FSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 22 August 2018) "Making it easier to send encrypted"

What do you like best?

I like that I can use Virtru and send an encrypted email to someone else and they can use the email I send them to reply back. It keeps sensitive information protected. I also like that it is user friendly and gives you step by step how to use it. When you send the email outside of your organization, it also gives the receive step by step directions on how to open the protected email.

What do you dislike?

So far I have not ran into anything that I do not like. Everything works very well and it is user friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Virtru is user friendly and saves time by keeping emails going outside of the work place encrypted. I recommend that you watch the tutorial and just follow the steps. I have been using Virtru for 2 years now and I feel confident that the information I send to other organizations is protected. It is awesome!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The largest problem I am solving with Virtru is sending sensitive information outside of my work place and still having this sensitive information protected. The benefits to this is that it is very time saving. Before Virtru I would have to walk and/or fax the sensitive documents.

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Stephen S
Stephen SSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 27 November 2017) "Easy email and data encryption"

What do you like best?

Virtru is the easiest way to send and receive secure emails, files, attachments, and more.

What do you dislike?

It would be helpful to have access controls persistently enabled in the background

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great for Google Apps for Business users as well as Office 365. Excellent for financial services and health care professionals.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy email encryption including file attachments without frustrating recipients.

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User in Mental Health Care
User in Mental Health CareSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 26 September 2017) "Easy use"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to use and the separate app makes it much easier to utilize the encrypted message platform.

What do you dislike?

Contacts don't carry over from gmail when trying to send an email to someone you have been in correspondence with previously.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

HIPPA compliant and protects my emails as well as removes emails if wanted

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Administrator in Leisure, Travel & Tourism
Administrator in Leisure, Travel & TourismSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 20 October 2016) "Reliable too for sending secure and time controlled emails"

What do you like best?

I was one of the first users of Virtru. I came across online after spending weeks researching a similar solution.

I like the flexibility to turn it on and off within Gmail.

The chrome extension works well.

So far not a single bug I have come across.

Good range of flexibility with options - timer, disable forwarding, etc

I like the feature where the top part of the email is normal html text and the bottom part of your email is the secure data of your email.

The chrome extension automatically recognises secure information and prompts you to send the email securely where applicable (it works well and it not annoying).

What do you dislike?

Cannot think of much but initially it was quiet fiddly to use.

Takes a few emails to get use it (but that is expected).

There is no way of logging in and checking your account/ billing details etc, (at this moment in time).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Trial it out, test out the system yourself extensively to understand the pro's and limitations.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a solution to send secure emails to suppliers with confidential data that destroyed itself after 3 days (in our case).

Virtru works well and is easy to deploy.

The tool is easy to use from both a sender and receivers perspective which is very important.

And did I mention it is very well priced.

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Andrew W
Andrew WSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 25 April 2016) "Simple, and low cost email encryption for healthcare"

What do you like best?

I like that Virtru will sign a BAA for HIPAA and will still keep the cost low. I like the fact it works with my physioworkshsv.com email address via google apps for business. I absolutely love the read receipts recently introduced. Quite honestly the best value piece of software I own. I particularly like the recent additions of read receipts for the email and attachment!

What do you dislike?

I have no dislikes of this product whatsoever!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

email encryption in a healthcare setting. I have recently realized the benefits of the read receipt as I can see if my patients have looked at the email and can follow up with them - this is both great from a care and business point-of-view

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User in Computer Software
User in Computer SoftwareSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 08 October 2015) "There is no other privacy and encryption product that compares to Virtru"

What do you like best?

I've researched a lot of encryption utilities, but Virtru is the only one I've seen that gives full end-to-end encryption in such a seamless manner. I don't need to generate my own keys, publish a public key somewhere, make sure my identity is properly confirmed by a separately published fingerprint, yadda yadda.

With Virtru, in order to send me fully encrypted communications (including files), all you need to know is my email address!

The end-to-end encryption aspect of Virtru's technology is crucial. One my data leaves my computer, I lose control over it and can't guarantee it's privacy. Even over SSL connections, I still have to trust my webmail provider! Virtru solves that issue by encrypting/decrypting content right in my browser.

What do you dislike?

Same as with all other encryption methods, you have to have participation from the other party.

Virtru makes it easy for receivers to decrypt and respond to secured messages with their web based reader, but it is much better if both parties adopt Virtru's tools to send and receive messages.

In the case where I don't initiate a message thread, I have to rely on the other party to choose to use Virtru to send me secure messages.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Virtru for complete privacy control over my email.

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Eric B
Eric BSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 25 April 2014) "Easiest Way to Control Security for Email and Data"

What do you like best?

Virtru is so simple to download and use on your mobile device and email to send encrypted messages and documents; I definitely am recommending this to my company for sharing sensitive messages and files

What do you dislike?

Right now the product is in its beta phase, so there are still a few kinks to work out. For example, my corporate firewall won't allow me to use Virtru on our corporate email yet, and the mobile app only works for one account. But for a startup, they are lightyears ahead on technology

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When I'm trying to send and share sensitive files, emails and data, I don't know who is on the other side or who may interfere and capture the data. Virtru gives me a sense of control over my digital data and assets and makes it easy for me to feel secure that hackers and malicious actors cannot comprise my digital assets

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carl  s
carl sSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 08 December 2018) "Virtru Meets requirements"

What do you like best?

It's easy for recipients to decrypt email and attachments without the hassle of key installation or trusting. The Virtru team also offers a powerful API that we can use to build their encryption into software tools that we build or use internally in our work.

What do you dislike?

Normalize the feature requirements to make product evalutation and justification simpler.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It providers great protection for the computer. Keeps everything nice and clean.

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Lane J
Lane JSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 10 September 2018) "Pretty useful"

What do you like best?

This is a pretty useful application when it comes to personal and corporate security. More often than not, some highly confidential material is shared through an email and to make it safe, virtru does a fantastic job.

What do you dislike?

I really have nothing bad to say about virtru as so far, I've been pretty content with it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I realized that it was no longer unsafe to exchange confidential emails any longer.

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