Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Verizon Expands Encryption Services for SMBs

Verizon is expanding its encryption service to cover documents as well as e-mail. The new service, Encrypted Docs, enables the user to encrypt files and folders and determine who can access, read and write to the file or folder, enforcing privacy policies.

Encrypted Mail service, which has been available since December 2005, verifies and authenticates that the message has not been altered, allows it to be opened only by the intended recipient, and allows users to lock e-mail that they receive so it cannot be viewed by others.

Both services are based on industry-trusted and enterprise-tested encryption standards (PKI, X.509, S/MIME). The services are best suited for businesses that have to comply with government regulations, and businesses that have employees who work at remote locations.

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