How To Keep Your E-mail Confidential


MessageLabs: How To Keep Your E-mail Confidential

Makes the case for e-mail encryption services, recounts case studies of costly security breaches and explains laws requiring encryption. There are also state-specific versions of the whitepaper available. (Registration required.)


“Companies of all sizes transmit most confidential business information via
email. If that data falls into the wrong hands, organizations are at risk for
damage to the reputation of their brands and to vital relationships with
partners, stakeholders and customers.

The meaning of “confidential” data varies from company to company. In
addition to client data – it can include contracts, Social Security numbers,
customer and employee credit cards as well as bank accounts. Additionally
email correspondence often details areas related to intellectual property and
competitive secrets. Typically it includes anything that a company doesn’t
want seen by the wrong eyes.”

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