Sending an unencrypted email is much less secure than sending a postcard.
Like a postcard, anyone who can get a hold of an email can read it, copy it, and even change the content. An email usually passes through a large number of computers and other network nodes. At all times it can be read by the people who are in charge of these computers and network equipment.
But unlike a postcard, emails can easily be both automatically stored and also screened for certain types of content, which makes them very easy to harvest as a source of information. Encryption makes sure only the addressee of the email is able to read it.
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Why Use Email Encryption
You may already know that email is insecure; however, it may surprise you to learn just how insecure it really is. For example, did you know that messages
which you thought were deleted years ago may be sitting on servers half-way around the world? Or, that your messages can be read and modified in transit, even before they reach their destination? Or, that the username and password that you use to login to your email servers can be stolen and used by hackers? It only makes sense to secure your email like you would any other private information.
Who Uses Encryption Services
- Federal banking regulators
- More than 30 Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations
- Health insurers protecting data for more than 70 million people
- More than 1,400 US hospitals
- More than 1,800 US financial institutions
Benefits of Email Encryption
- Fast, easy to install and simple to use
- Use with your current email system
- Automatic public key exchange
- User-controlled operation
- Only the intended recipient can open the encrypted email
- Time-stamping and authentication provide irrefutable proof of delivery and receipt
- Secure message storage
- Fully integrated versions for Microsoft Outlook®
- Reinforcement of your corporate branding
- Integration for send-to-anyone capability