WatchDox this week introduced a free file-sharing service for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to privately send files with enterprise-grade security.

The new service, called LockDox, provides individuals and SMBs with the WatchDox platform's enterprise-security controls and allows users to securely transfer and store files.

"LockDox allows channel partners and their customer to easily try out the powerful security and usability features of the platform, all for free," WatchDox Chief Product Officer Ryan Kalember told Takin' Cloud via email.

Unlike other file-sharing tools, securing shared files is LockDox's main competency, a common theme throughout the company's products, he said.

"Just like with WatchDox, the security is applied at the file-level and users have the option to add a watermark, set as view only and revoke access at any time," Kalember said. "This service is for sharing files that people want to keep private."

Some use cases for LockDox include include sharing medical records, legal documents, financial documents or files that display personal details like social security numbers, credit card details, etc.

As for WatchDox's channel presence: "As of January 1, 2014, all WatchDox sales are through channel partners and we intend to continue adding valuable partners to our WatchDox Inside program," Kalember said.

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