Websafe: Virtual Safety Deposit Box

One way or another someone from a company named DNA TOTAL PROFILE, INC has gotten my contact information and is trying to sell me a product they call "WebSafe".

I have a call with them tomorrow so I've been poking around figuring out how this might fit into our Technical Architecture.

It looks to me like some sort of "Google Docs" http://docs.google.com/ for companies, maybe?

So, you upload your favorite important documents into WebSafe and they keep the e-versions of the documents safe and warm, free from hackers/fires/whatever.

I'm not sure how you'd integrate this into existing applications however. I guess if you had a system where you kept your profile information, it could be extended to allow you to use WebSafe to upload docs into it, hence making your profile more rich? That's probably the ticket, I guess we'll see how the call goes tomorrow.

Interestingly enough, I think Google does a better job explaining what could be done with Google Docs then Websafe is doing on their site. Google's probably mining the docs on their side however, wonder if WebSafe does any aggregate mining/reporting on the docs stored there.

Another interesting note is the WebSafe's MyMedSafe site. I'm very interested in knowing if anyone actually posts their data. I wonder who is leading the industry in this type of data storage arrangement?

Until next time...Rich



Followup: Since the comments are somewhat buried in this blogger template, I thought I'd add the comments that a fellow from WebSafe sent me.


Don Moore said...

Rich, I'm a director in WebSafe and appreciate your taking time with DNA Total Profile tomorrow to discuss. Just a couple of comments might be helpful - WebSafe offers secure online storage with the ability to access from the Internet via browser or WebDAV, tested with Windows, Macintosh and Linux, collaboration or exchange of info with other WebSafe users and the MyMedSafe feature, which is an online personal health record. Each account has a unique encryption key and data is enrcypted during transfer via SSL 128 bit and at rest with 256 bit AES. We do not mine any data (couldn't see it if we wanted to!)We haven't exposed the secure exchange feature on our site yet as it was just released but it provides the ability to securely move file(s) of any type/size into another WebSafe user's "inbox" - eliminates e-mail attachment size limitations, is encrypted end to end, and you know if delivery fails. People are posting their health information via the MyMedSafe feature.I had an article published in this month's Journal of the American Health Information Management Association regarding online storage considerations for medical information. Oh, and one other item - we have an open API for application developers to use in automating online backup of their application data. I hope you have a good call tomorrow and am available if there are any followup questions. Don Moore

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Don Moore said…
Rich, I'm a director in WebSafe and appreciate your taking time with DNA Total Profile tomorrow to discuss. Just a couple of comments might be helpful - WebSafe offers secure online storage with the ability to access from the Internet via browser or WebDAV, tested with Windows, Macintosh and Linux, collaboration or exchange of info with other WebSafe users and the MyMedSafe feature, which is an online personal health record. Each account has a unique encryption key and data is enrcypted during transfer via SSL 128 bit and at rest with 256 bit AES. We do not mine any data (couldn't see it if we wanted to!)We haven't exposed the secure exchange feature on our site yet as it was just released but it provides the ability to securely move file(s) of any type/size into another WebSafe user's "inbox" - eliminates e-mail attachment size limitations, is encrypted end to end, and you know if delivery fails. People are posting their health information via the MyMedSafe feature.I had an article published in this month's Journal of the American Health Information Management Association regarding online storage considerations for medical information. Oh, and one other item - we have an open API for application developers to use in automating online backup of their application data. I hope you have a good call tomorrow and am available if there are any followup questions. Don Moore

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