Email Encryption services utilizes a gateway approach that inspects all outbound email to ensure compliance with your defined email privacy policies. The service only encrypts sensitive data and determines the best method for delivering these emails.
Email Encryption provides full content scanning of the subject line, content and attachments and the gateway will encrypt, block, or brand outbound emails based on your corporate security policies.
Whether it's communicating consumer credit information, patient data or delivering monthly statements, Email Encryption is an ideal solution for securing email communications. Secure encrypted emails can be delivered to a recipient who does not have Email Encryption through a secure branded portal (pull method) or directly (push method) to the recipient.
When an encrypted email is delivered via the branded portal, the recipient receives a notification email that links and "pulls" them to the secure messaging portal. After signing in, the user views the message and any attachments over a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection. First-time users go through a one-time registration process.
When sending the encrypted email directly or "pushed" to recipients who do not have Email Encryption capabilities, the secure email arrives as an HTML attachment within an email. The user simply clicks on the attachment and enters a password. The message is then decrypted in your local Internet browser. Messages are stored encrypted, and the user can open and read them anytime.Key Management
In Email Encryption, a key specifies how plaintext is transformed into ciphertext and vise versa during decryption. Key management is a very complicated and costly component of encryption. Our Email Encryption service utilizes the world's largest public key repository, the ZixDirectory to provide you with instant and transparent Email Encryption with customers and partners.
All businesses, and their professional advisors, agents and clients should take steps to protect the privacy of their email. You need to be able to trust email communications and reduce the risk of damage to your brand.
The need for Email Encryption is driven by industry legislation such as HIPAA, SOX, and GLBA, legislation that was enacted to protect the privacy and reliability of business and personal information.