F-Secure this week announced that that the newest version of its Messaging Security Gateway product now also offers 256 bit AES encryption for email, helping to protect sensitive data being shared between users and helping to comply with corporate security policies.
Companies are being targeted by increasingly sophisticated espionage, malware and spam attacks than ever before. According to a report released this week, targeted attacks have increased from one to two attacks per week in 2005 to 77 attacks per day in October 2010.
F-Secure says the email encryption included in F-Secure Messaging Security Gateway is simple to use and integrates with Microsoft Outlook. Encrypted email can be sent to anyone and the encryption does not require a separate server. Neither the sender nor the recipient of the email needs to install any software. The first email acts as a ‘handshake’ which establishes the use of encryption between two parties.
F-Secure Messaging Security Gateway is available as a physical or virtual appliance and includes the following core features:
• Anti-Spam Technology
• Anti-Virus Technology
• 256 bit AES encryption for email
• Microsoft Outlook integration
• Active Directory integration
According to a recent study commissioned this summer by Proofpoint, 35 percent of the companies surveyed had investigated a leak of confidential or proprietary information that had occurred via email in the past 12 months. Survey respondents estimate that as many as 20% of outbound email messages contains content that poses a legal, financial or regulatory risk. As a result, email encryption is becoming an increasingly necessary important tool in protecting business communications.