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The Secure Messaging Platform enables organizations of all sizes to create and deploy a Secure Messaging portal for purposes of exchanging confidential information securely. The portals or ‘customers’ are branded messaging communities that complement existing email by adding security, compliance, and productivity. They do not replace existing email servers or require changing end-users’ email addresses. Every message is secure, tracked and auditable. It supports asynchronous large file transfers, storing of secure messages decrypted in all mail servers such as Microsoft Exchange®, Office 365®, Google Mail®, or any third party compliance archiving system or document management system through a powerful rest-based API.

The Secure Messaging platform is a simplified approach to security that eliminates the use of key distribution systems (Public Key Infrastructure – PKI) allowing easy Cloud deployment, without sacrificing security and privacy levels expected from these types of solutions. It is designed to meet the smallest to the most demanding secure messaging requirements. The Secure Messaging platform acts as a secure message community by adding a more reliable protocol that sits on top of existing email infrastructure while remaining completely backward compatible with existing infrastructure. It is offered both as a Cloud client-side deployment (see Secure Messaging Opt-in Deployment Overview product sheet) with a Microsoft Outlook plug-in (perimeter or mail server integration not required), or as an enterprise deployment with a Perimeter Gateway (see Secure Messaging Perimeter Gateway Deployment Overview product sheet) that can be deployed in the Cloud or On-premise at the customer’s or ISV perimeter.

Hosted or On-premise Email (Microsoft Echange, Office365, Google Apps, Zimbra, etc.)

Secure Messaging Architecture Overview

At its simplest form, a Secure Messaging portal creates a ‘closed-circuit’ network with employee ‘opt-in’ features that only require a web browser. Optional plug-ins for Microsoft Outlook keeps the user workflow unchanged. By default, all data sent and received via Microsoft Outlook is stored decrypted in the mail server for both sender and recipients. Messages and folders are still searchable and the archive continues to work normally.

The Secure Messaging Perimeter Gateway offered in the Cloud or On-premise casts a wider net for better data leak protection. The Secure Messaging Gateway offers transparent outbound encryption and inbound decryption to all internal users, and does not require an Outlook plug-in to be installed. External guest users continue to benefit from all the same plug-ins such as Outlook and mobile apps with the ability to stored decrypted content behind their firewall in their own mail server without any special server configurations.