How to send a secure email

Learn how to send a secure email effortlessly with Mimecast

How to send a secure email

Want to know how to send a secure email? It's a good question – your employees frequently need to share sensitive material with contacts outside the organization, and sending that information via regular email is notoriously insecure. Sensitive data like customer lists and financial information can cause significant problems when it falls into the wrong hands due to an accidental leak, an intercepted message or straight out theft.

So the question remains: how to send a secure email? In the past, the answer has been anything but easy. Public Key Infrastructure and enforced server-to-server Transport Layer Security have been the traditional solutions, but these approaches create unnecessary administrative burden and are difficult for senders and recipients to manage, requiring downloads of email encryption software.

When you want to know how to send a secure email easily, Mimecast has the answer.

Learn how to send a secure email effortlessly with Mimecast.

Mimecast provides a Secure Messaging service as part of its comprehensive solution for email security, archiving and continuity. Offered as a cloud-based service, Mimecast technology is easy to implement and easy to use -- users can learn how to send a secure email in just a few minutes. Mimecast's secure email technology is simple to manage, too – administrators get centralized control over email security policy and powerful tools for supporting compliance and e-discovery requests.

Mimecast complements Secure Messaging with powerful solutions for email security that include:

  • Targeted Threat Protection to stop spear-phishing, spoof email attacks, cyber fraud and other advanced threats.
  • Cloud based spam filtering that blocks 99% of spam with 0.0001% false positives.
  • Data leak prevention tools that monitor outbound traffic for potential leaks.
  • Large File Send, a solution that lets users send files up to 2 GB directly from their mailbox application.

How to send a secure email with Mimecast.

Here's how to send a secure email with Mimecast Secure Messaging:

Employees can initiate a secure message from their mailbox application simply by selecting Send Secure before the press Send. Alternately, administrators can configure policies that automatically send messages securely when they contain certain content or are addressed to or from certain users.

Once a message is sent, Mimecast uploads it to a secure cloud archive where it is checked for viruses and DLP policies before being stored to an AES-encrypted archive. Message recipients then receive a notice, along with instructions for how to access the secure message on Mimecast portal, and how to send a secure email back to the original sender. Throughout the exchange, email messages and attachments never leave Mimecast's secure cloud.

Learn more about how to send a secure email with Mimecast, and about Mimecast's anti-spam software and how Mimecast helps turn your email vendor into the most secure email provider.