Sending encrypted email

Sending encrypted email protects sensitive information.

Sending encrypted email protects sensitive information.

When employees need to share sensitive data with colleagues and partners, sending encrypted email can help prevent valuable assets and intellectual property from falling into the wrong hands. With secure encrypted email, information like customer records, financials and new product ideas can be shared electronically without the risk of inadvertent or malicious data leaks.

Choosing the right technology for sending encrypted email is paramount. Traditional approaches have frequently required the installation of new hardware, knowledge of encryption methods, or for recipients to download additional software. These extra requirements frequently become a barrier to adoption and the result is that sensitive information is often sent without encryption.

Mimecast offers an easy alternative for encrypting email. Mimecast Secure Messaging enables users to send protected messages and files without needing knowledge of encryption certificate or key management, and allows recipients to receive encrypted messages without downloading software.

Sending encrypted email with Mimecast.

Mimecast's encryption for email is part of an all-in-one subscription service for email security, continuity and archiving.

Mimecast makes sending encrypted email fast and easy — users simply need to create a new email in Outlook and choose a Send Secure option before they click Send. Mimecast uploads the message and attachments to the secure Mimecast cloud and scans them for malware as well as compliance with data leak prevention policies. Messages and files are then stored in a secure AES encrypted archive. The recipient is notified with instructions on how to log onto a secure web portal to retrieve messages, access files, send replies or initiate a new message.

Mimecast also provides tools for automatically sending encrypted email based on administrator-defined policies. Mimecast's encrypted email services may be triggered when, for example, a message is sent to a particular recipient or domain, or when the message includes specific keywords in the subject line.

Benefits of Mimecast solutions for sending encrypted email.

When sending encrypted email with Mimecast, you can:

  • Improve security by consistently encrypting sensitive information shared via email.
  • Set granular controls for expiration dates, read receipts, and restrictions on replying, replying all, forwarding and printing.
  • Enhance compliance by subjecting all messages to anti-malware and data leak prevention policies.
  • Lower costs by implementing a cloud-based service for sending encrypted email that requires no additional capital expense for hardware or software.

Learn more about sending encrypted email with Mimecast, and about Mimecast solutions for Office 365 encryptionand Outlook secure email.