Entrust upgrades e-mail messaging software


Entrust, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTU), a global leader in securing digital identities and information, today announced several enhancements to the Entrust(R) Secure Messaging Solution including a flexible, standards-based method to help organizations comply with regulatory guidelines by delivering secured email messages to external customers or partners via the Web.

The Entrust Secure Messaging Solution integrates with a broad range of enterprise email environments including Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook/Exchange. The method of delivery for all outbound email communication to partners and customers can be centrally defined as either Web-based or S/MIME format and automatically applied on a per recipient basis.

The new Web-based delivery option, Entrust Entelligence WebMail Center 7.1, offers organizations the flexibility to choose the delivery method for these communications, without impacting the way users currently work. This new development allows organizations to easily share sensitive information with a diverse range of recipients using a variety of email clients or Web mail services such as Yahoo! or Hotmail. To help prevent unauthorized access to these messages, organizations can take advantage of Entrust's zero footprint certificate-based solution for strong authentication. Recipients of secured email are able to reply to the sender with the same level of security as the original email.

The Entrust Secure Messaging Solution protects email content and attachments at all times. As the market focus on sound corporate governance practice with Information Security Governance intensifies, the solution is a strong candidate to help organizations mitigate the risk of information exposure. It helps make sensitive communications private to further compliance with various regulatory guidelines. These guidelines include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and laws such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999.

"We recognize that organizations and their customers and partners have heterogeneous messaging environments and a growing need to protect information beyond the four walls of the corporation," said Leah Macmillan, vice-president of Secure Desktop Applications, Entrust, Inc. "The addition of the secure Web mail delivery feature within our messaging solution can give our customers the flexibility to leverage their existing investment in a web portal to securely communicate with their customers or partners.

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