Internet security is a growing concern amongst companies keen to protect their data from outside scrutiny or tampering and their systems from malicious attacks. Fortunately, there are some simple measures that businesses can take to ensure their data remains as secure as possible.
Why email security is important
IT-security, and email security in particular, is important for several reasons. Fundamentally, email messages are intended to be private communications between two (or more) parties. However, unencrypted email messages can be easy to intercept without either sender or recipient being any the wiser. This means that neither party can really trust that their communication is private. Furthermore, someone intercepting an email could also modify the content of the message, again without either party being aware that the message has been modified.
Clearly, this could have serious consequences for any business. It can not only affect the day to day workings and productivity of the business, but could also have very serious legal consequences, especially when it comes to confidentiality issues. Businesses are obliged to be able to account for and audit their communications.
How businesses can ensure email security
Businesses should ensure that they implement email encryption. The standard way and most secure way to do this is by using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) in the OpenPGP format. OpenPGP can encrypt and decrypt emails, ensuring that emails remain a private communication between sender and recipient and that any interception or tampering is not possible.
gpg4o is a plugin based on OpenPGP that supports Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 2013, as well as Office 365, Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP. gpg4o can also be used with Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP4, Active Sync and Kerio Connect, along with other implementations. It is available both for private and company use. Easy to install and user friendly, it allows the user to create standard sending rules, save passwords and has the latest features for extra security and peace of mind.