Developing More Secure E-mail Solutions

Sue Marquette Poremba
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Despite the growth of Facebook communications and messaging, e-mail is not going anywhere anytime soon, especially not in a business atmosphere. Yet, despite the strong reliance enterprise has had on e-mail for the past couple of decades, e-mail itself has been forgotten when it comes to improved security. Password protection is usually pretty weak. Encrypted e-mail, which would seem like the most logical choice for security, is cumbersome. As Wasin Ahmad of Voltage told me in our conversation at RSA:

What if you could send e-mail encrypted on each side? While it is done in government, it is complicated for the general user.

Voltage is one of the companies out there trying to make e-mail communication secure while keeping it easy to use. Voltage has had encrypted e-mail capabilities with its SecureMail, but with new upgrades, sending and receiving e-mail is more streamlined and secure. One of the important features that Ahmad pointed out was the simplified experience for end users on both sides for composing, encrypting and decrypting messages, and securely sharing large attachments and files.

 

This follows on the announcement from Google about it enabling two-factor authentication for Gmail that is focused on making e-mail more secure without difficult applications.



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