Friday, March 12, 2010

If you really want to keep your information secure, fax it!

For most of us, email is a daily part of our lives. We send all kinds of information via email, from business documents to financial records to Great Aunt Sally’s secret apple pie recipe.

What many don’t realize, however, is that email is very vulnerable to being intercepted. Which means private and confidential information that you’d like to have kept private and confidential can actually wind up being open and exposed pretty easily. And with tax season upon us, it gets extra worrisome.

It’s just one more reason to have a MyFax account. Internet faxing is far more secure because a hacker can’t really intercept a fax – even one that is going to an email account. Because of the way it’s transmitted, a fax will appear as nothing but noise to someone trying to look into your private information. That’s because a fax is disassembled and converted into some electronic wizardry, then reassembled on the other end. So are emails, but when you intercept an email it can be reconstructed. Can’t do that with an Internet fax.

And with MyFax it’s even more secure because we add a layer of 128-bit encryption just to be sure there’s nothing for an email hacker to see. It’s the next best thing to having one of those Jason Bourne-like secure phones.

So if privacy is a concern, and it is for most of us these days, think about faxing your confidential documents instead of emailing them.

Now it’s your turn. What types of documents do you need to send securely?

Monday, March 08, 2010

MyFax Receives Product of the Year Award

Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC®) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has named MyFax, the fastest growing Internet fax service and my1voice, the cost-effective, feature-rich virtual phone service for small business as recipients of the 2009 Product of the Year Award.

Being recognized for outstanding innovation by INTERNET TELEPHONY aligns with customers’ perception of the Protus business communications products. The company is consistently rated highly in both user and professional reviews for its attention to customer needs and personalized service.

“INTERNET TELEPHONY is proud to grant Protus a 2009 Product of the Year Award for MyFax and my1voice. Protus has proven its commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “We’re happy to recognize and honor Protus for their development of IP communications technology. We look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future.”

A complete list of Product of the Year winners is published in the February 2010 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the authority in IP communication since 1998™, providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. For more information, please visit