When soccer legend Lionel Messi handed in his Barcelona transfer request, fans demanded answers.
Why did Messi want to leave the club after 14 years?
Where would he go?
But the most interesting question of them all was, why did he send the transfer request to his lawyer via FAX?!
While many people scoffed at the thought of Messi using such “old-fashioned” technology, we applauded him. After all, he used the most trusted document delivery method available today.
Despite being perceived as antiquated technology, faxing is alive and thriving. It is no longer synonymous with slow machines, hissing phone lines, and curly toner paper. Today, fax is cloud-based and virtual – providing new ways for organizations to securely send and receive information from a virtually unlimited number of endpoints and devices.
While traditional fax transmissions are hampered by limitations associated with PSTN and telephony infrastructure at analog modem speeds, etherFAX’s solutions are 100% digital. Leveraging the cloud, etherFAX delivers all faxes via HTTPS and eliminates the need for outdated fax boards, media gateways, and the complex telephony stack.
The etherFAX Secure Exchange Network (SEN) ensures that business-critical documents and faxes are sent instantaneously with military-grade encryption and guaranteed delivery. DirectFax via etherFAX SEN allows users to transmit digital, high-resolution, color documents fast and securely using fax servers as well as today’s popular messaging platforms and applications including Slack, Teams, Microsoft Fax, and mobile devices (iOS and Android).
Since fax provides more security and compliance than email, it’s no surprise that it remains to be the preferred document delivery method among lawyers, healthcare professionals, government officials, and even soccer stars. Similar to a soccer game, an email message typically passes through multiple servers before it reaches its final destination. This indirect transmission method leaves sensitive information vulnerable to imminent threats of cyberattacks, malware, and device or server crashes.
To guarantee that data is protected at all times, etherFAX is HITRUST CSF certified, SOC 2 compliant, and PCI DSS Level 1 compliant. With DirectFax, communications never traverse an external network and Black and White lists place further restrictions on the flow of secure information.
Overall, the days of heavy, dark inking on a black-and-white fax sent over slow machines and hissing phone lines have become a relic of the past. etherFAX has redefined fax for the modern era – allowing data to be easily shared, accessed, and analyzed.
Like many of Messi’s goals, his use of fax was on target.
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