26 Jul

New Patent Extends Cirius’ Email and Messaging Features

Best-selling marketing author Seth Godin and lifestyle guru Tim Ferriss discussed the two most frequent concerns that people approach them with on the world’s top business podcast “The Tim Ferriss Show”: getting fat and email overload. It’s no wonder that people are feeling overwhelmed by email. About 205 billion emails are sent every day, and the average worker receives nearly 121 daily emails, reports research firm Radicati. 

Fortunately, there are tools that can rein in the steady stream of distracting emails. Cirius, a Canadian software company that develops secure corporate messaging solutions, has developed a new technology that allows users to opt out of email or messages and then opt back in to them when they have time. The patent is a new addition to an outstanding suite of features on Cirius Messaging that includes Delivery Slip, Reply Freeze and Forward Freeze. Together, these features enhance employees’ workflow capabilities. They give workers the ability to see when an email is received, read or answered and determine whether it can be deleted, forwarded or printed. It also lets them securely and legally sign and authorize documents over email.

The company’s products integrate seamlessly with cloud-based solutions such as Office 365 and deliver secure exchanges of large files. Cirius offers improved secure sharing and collaboration and electronic signatures that can’t be repudiated. Senior vice president of business development Josef Lara explains that the patent makes it easier for workers to manage their email and communication. She emphasizes that it’s an important step to link cloud email security and workflow efficiency.

Since it launched in 2006, Cirius has focused on simplifying overly complex email encryption. Once that was achieved, the company expanded its vision to develop email solutions that supercharge the user interface with unique security and productivity features. Now, the latest patent is a welcome tool in the battle to stem the overwhelming flow of email that directly threatens the productivity of workers. It aims to help employees manage their valuable time and make sure it isn’t taken up by non-essential messaging that distracts them from their core functions.

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