KeyTrust SecureMail is delivered as a completely managed secure email service. It removes the technical and commercial hurdles associated with maintaining an in-house secure email system. SecureMail uses IBE, which is a new form of widely accepted cryptography that removes the hurdles associated with the more complicated Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
Instead of relying on traditional PKI, SecureMail enables users to simply utilise the recipient's email address to securely send and receive messages. SecureMail is easy to implement, requiring no complicated infrastructure build out, and more importantly, it's easy for the user community to operate, ensuring that the service can be counted upon to protect critical organisation data assets.
SecureMail uses KeyTrust TrustID for authentication and authorisation, which provides the broadest range of options, such as hardware two-factor authentication and LDAP X.509 directory integration. The following messaging specific identity methodologies are also supported by TrustID:
The SecureMail encryption process places a minimum impact on the sender when using the Zero Download Manager (ZDM). All that is required when ZDM users wish to send a secure email is for them to incorporate the word secure within their email message header. When a message is encrypted, a private key for the recipient is created and is made available to the recipient when they decrypt the message. When a SecureMail email message is sent via ZDM, it travels over networks through a Transport Layer Security (TLS)-encrypted tunnel, and is automatically encrypted at the KeyTrust SecureMail Gateway. Upon receiving a SecureMail encrypted email the recipient completes an easy authentication process through email answerback to verify their identity. After completing the authentication process, the recipient decrypts and views the message using ZDM. ZDM provides a clientless, browser-based method that enables a recipient to decrypt and read messages and their associated attachments.
When a user receives a ZDM email, the entire encrypted message is in their inbox. They can open email at anytime and they do not have to rely on the availability of online archives. This means that with a private key downloaded on to their laptop, a recipient can decrypt and view their secure email even when offline, such as on an airplane, using the transparent roaming feature. New messages can also be secured when offline. In addition to improving usability, this offline capability significantly enhances scalability because users do not have to access a SecureMail or email server (such as MS Exchange) to encrypt or decrypt messages. Recipients are also able to send fully secure emails through the same interface.
SecureMail does not require prior enrolment of users to recipients to receive secure email. Even if the recipient has never previously communicated with the sender or has never used SecureMail, they are still able to receive SecureMail from the sender. The first time the receiver gets a SecureMail, they are presented with instructions in the email header and an option to download one of the SecureMail client interface agents or to use the Zero Download Manager (ZDM). At this point, the user authenticates to the SecureMail service. All messages will be decrypted automatically as the recipient clicks on them.
Sending secure email is easy when using any of the SecureMail email agents that add secure mail functionality to popular email clients. Users compose their message in their standard email client, add the recipient address and press the (Secure Send) button. The email is then encrypted along with any attachments and sent to the recipient with a digital signature incorporated.
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