Is Fax More Secure than Email?

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Team Interfax

Most of us use email for personal communication or for work on a daily basis. But even though communicating via email is simple and convenient, it isn’t necessarily secure. In fact, sending sensitive information within email could make you an easy target for hackers and cyber security attacks.

It’s been estimated that cybercrime is up 600% due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with sophisticated email schemes that are designed to deceive and trick email recipients into action such as clicking on a malicious link or opening an attachment with a virus. Yikes!

Email isn’t always the answer.

Without added security, email leaves you vulnerable to hackers and cyber security attacks. This is especially troubling for businesses that handle confidential client information and payments. Online faxing may be the secure communications solution you’re looking for.

5 Advantages of Using Online Fax

1. Encryption

Most email services do not use encryption as standard practice, but InterFAX’s online fax services do! InterFAX encrypts both incoming and outgoing faxes, securing the contents while in transit from our servers to your computer. This security feature allows you to securely fax from your computer. We also have an automatic “Delete Fax After Completion” feature that ensures your data privacy.

2. HIPAA and PHIPA Compliance

InterFAX meets the world’s most stringent security and privacy regulations, including HIPAA and PHIPA compliance for healthcare providers, PCI DSS Level 1 Certification for credit card payment information, and ISO 27001, an international standard on how to properly manage information security.

3. Ease of Delivery

With online faxing, there is less of a chance that the message will get blocked or marked as spam. This happens quite frequently with emails that include attachments. With InterFAX, you have the ability to simultaneously send concurrent faxes to one or multiple recipients, as well as adjust user permissions to enforce appropriate access rights.

4. User Authentication

Our technology gives you the ability to enforce appropriate access rights by setting username and password access to the online fax system. InterFAX gives users the ability to hide destination fax numbers for an added layer of security.

5. Full Audit Trail

InterFAX users have access to a full audit trail of faxes sent and received, provided through our servers. All our servers are housed in secure environments that are only accessible to approved personnel.

Online Faxing is Easy!

We’re ready to help you get started. Learn more about how InterFAX’s premier online fax service can ensure the security of your communications. Sign up for a live demo or start a free trial today!

Have questions about data security? Check out our datasheet.

Check out our blog about the safety of online faxing services.

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