Monday, June 2, 2008

AT&T Launches Business Encryption Services

AT&T has enhanced its managed security portfolio with a new encryption service designed to help protect companies from data loss and leakage while also addressing regulatory-compliance concerns, the non-repudiation of data and privacy issues. The new AT&T Encryption Services is focused on the protection of information by providing encryption services and management of digital signatures "in the cloud."

Some of the capabilities of AT&T Encryption Services include e-mail confidentiality to help prevent unauthorized parties from accessing critical messages and attachments, authentication of the e-mail sender, as well as non-repudiation: a validation of the integrity of the e-mail message and its contents that ensures the recipient that the message was not modified.

Key features include:

  • Encrypted Mail: Developed to encrypt e-mail messages and attachments on the personal computer, this offer supports Outlook, Lotus Notes, Outlook Express, BlackBerry and Webmail.

  • Encrypted Mail Gateway: An enterprise policy-management filter transparently determines whether e-mail should be encrypted. It features industry-trusted encryption standards such as PKI, X.509 and S/MIME and includes a message-pickup center for nonsubscribers.

  • Encrypted Mail Exchange: This enables businesses to establish groups within a message-exchange platform, which provides full encryption services for e-mail and e-mail attachments. This is designed for organizations that need to secure messaging for distinct groups within the organization, such as human resources and accounting. It features audit trail reports and compliance with Industry Auditing Rules and Regulations.

  • Encrypted Documents: This feature establishes the secure exchange of sensitive information between an individual and a user group by encrypting folder or network drives and all of the data contained within them. The Encrypted Documents feature reduces internal data leakage and theft of confidential data, as well as provides compliance with industry regulations when handling confidential information.

  • Encrypted Document Delivery: This offer provides the functionality to replace regular postal communications used for statements, invoices and notices with secure, signed and trusted e-mail messages and statement notifications. This is an end-to-end signed and encrypted document-delivery application that allows organizations to reduce operational costs and safeguard their client identities from statement theft and password interception.