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HoGo Now Supports Microsoft Word and Excel Files

HoGo Enables Secure Collaboration for Microsoft® Word and Excel®

Online Secure Document Sharing Service Now Supports Microsoft Word and Excel Files. Protect, Share, and Track Word, Excel, and PDF Documents With HoGo Cloud Service

December 11, 2014 – Manchester, NH – HoGo, the innovative leader in secure document sharing and digital rights management (DRM), announces the availability of a new feature that allows users to protect and share Microsoft Word (.docx) and Excel (.xlsx) files on its secure document sharing service. Documents shared with HoGo are protected so that only the intended recipient can open the file, preventing re-sharing, leaks, and other costly data breaches.

With HoGo, businesses can collaborate on sensitive and confidential Word and Excel documents such as business plans, legal agreements, financial data, and technical documents without worrying about the documents getting in the wrong hands. The new feature, available now to all HoGo users on its web site, supports Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, and 2013 running on Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.

With the addition of Word and Excel support, HoGo now enables a new level of secure document collaboration via the cloud. Users can upload Word, Excel, or PDF documents to HoGo’s secure cloud, set recipient authorizations and permissions such as printing, editing, and expiry date. Only the specified recipients can download and open HoGo-protected documents. If editing is enabled, the recipient can make changes to the document and even save a local copy. However, the file cannot be opened by anyone else, protecting against re-sharing, leaks, and cyber-attacks. Features such as screen capture and copy/paste are also controlled so that protected information cannot be easily stolen. HoGo’s web site allows document owners to track who has which documents, and to change permissions dynamically. If a recipient’s mobile device containing protected documents is lost or stolen, the document can even be revoked remotely.

“In today’s distributed, mobile work environment, collaboration by sharing Microsoft Word and Excel files has become standard operating procedure in many companies,” said HoGo CEO Hiro Kataoka. “HoGo now makes it easy for people to collaborate on documents securely, without worrying about leaks and data breaches.”

DRM and information rights management (IRM) software has long been available to large enterprises, but are often too complex and too expensive for widespread adoption. HoGo makes secure document distribution easy to use and available to everyone as a freemium online service, and API’s for developers. It is ideally suited for protecting and sending confidential business documents, private personal information, and legal documents as well as for distribution of copyrighted works such as e-books.  Users can send up to 5 documents for free each month at

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