Symantec Digital IDs for Secure Email
Symantec Digital IDs for Secure Email allow you to digitally sign and encrypt your digital communications using a certificate, bound to your validated email address. Recipients of your email will know that the content came from your email address and has remained private during transmission.
- Signed Emails: Symantec Digital IDs can be used to digitally signed emails. Many email applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, display an red ribbon icon on the email to inform your recipient that the email came from you.
- Encrypted Emails: Symantec Digital IDs can also be used to encrypt emails to protect the email content in transit. Many email applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, display a blue envelope icon on the email to inform your recipient that the email is encrypted. Only your recipient can open your email.
- General Signature & Encryption: Symantec Digital IDs can be used in many popular applications with digital signature and/or encryption features. For example, Microsoft Word allows you to digitally sign Word documents with your Symantec Digital ID. PKWare enables you to encrypt zip files with your Symantec Digital ID.
- Trust: Symantec Digital IDs chain to Symantec Class 1 Primary Certificate Authority (PCA) which has been distributed to major software and hardware vendors. Because of this ubiquity, Symantec Digital IDs are automatically trusted by popular applications including web browsers, email clients, etc.
- Native Support: Symantec Digital IDs comply with Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) standards. Many email applications including Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Lotus Notes Mail natively support S/MIME and work seamlessly with Symantec Digital IDs.
- Buy or Try: Symantec Digital IDs are valid for 1 year. Also, you can try a free Symantec Digital ID for 25 days.
The public sector has a somewhat mixed record when it comes to staving off security breaches within its walls. In the UK, for example, the hugely embarrassing data losses at HMRC (Inland Revenue/Taxation services) – when the personal details of 25 million people were heavily compromised, due to what were described as " serious institutional...
Posted: May 10, 2013 7:38:59 PM