E-Mail Security

With e-mail people expect convenience, promptness and cost-efficiency.

Security has taken a back seat.

E-mails can be read and modified by any skillful internet user.
Exchanging confidential or sensitive information (i.e. human resources related, contracts, new technical developments, etc.) requires the following:

  • Confidentiality (no unauthorized access )
  • Integrity (securing content from being altered)
  • Authenticity (originality and creditability of peer entity)
  • Non-reputability of reception (acknowledgement)

Ref. E-Government-Handbuch 2003 des Bundesamts für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnologie

Most of the available solutions can be too complicated. From discussions with our customers we know that the following criteria are important:

  • Bi-directional exchange of confidential e-mails
  • Minimal or no infrastructure or software requirements at partner sites
  • Transparent as possible to the user
  • Implementation and setup with standard configuration must be accomplished quickly and accurately.
  • Maintenance must be easy do accomplish with existing IT staff
  • Inclusion of established encryption standards (S/MIME, PGP, SSL)

Our solutions satisfy these requirements.