Sending secure emails

Secure file transfer is critical to email security.

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Sending secure emails made easy.

Sending secure emails can be a complicated and burdensome task. The ability to send secure email is critical for protecting sensitive data, but the technology can feel prohibitive. Traditional data encryption software often creates administrative burden.

Mimecast Secure Messaging provides simple tools for sending secure emails, helping employees to easily adhere to corporate security policies and enabling administrators to enforce and monitor compliance. With a user-friendly, cloud-based channel for sending secure emails, organizations can easily protect information in transit and stop inadvertent or deliberate data leaks.

Sending secure emails with Mimecast.

When sending secure emails with Mimecast Secure Messaging, data never leaves Mimecast’s secure cloud. This allows users to send protected messages even when TLS encrypted email service is not available.Mimecast tools for secure messaging allows users to send secured communication to recipients directly from their mailbox, while providing controls such as the ability to print, and establish a time limit for readers’ access.

Benefits of Mimecast’s solution for sending secure emails include:

  • Ease-of-use – employees can use encrypted messaging without the need to add additional hardware or software for senders or recipients.
  • Granular controls – users have options to require read receipts; prevent reply, reply all or printing; enforce message expiration dates; or rapidly revoke message access.
  • Effortless compliance – secure messages are scanned for viruses and for compliance with data leak prevention and content control policies.
  • Consistent experience – Mimecast Secure Messaging’s secure web portal provides a consistent experience on any device.

How Mimecast makes sending secure emails easy.

When sending secure emails with Mimecast Secure Messaging, the user creates a new email as usual and then selects the Send Secure option within Outlook, Mimecast for Mac or within the Secure Messaging web portal. The user can then choose from an administrator-defined list of options for security, including read receipts, expiration and other restrictions.

Once the user clicks Send, the email and attachments are securely uploaded to the Mimecast cloud, scanned for malware and checked against policies for content control and data leak prevention before being stored in a secure and encrypted archive. A notification message is then sent to the recipient, who can log into the secure messaging portal to read and reply to the secure message.

In addition to tools for sending secure emails, Mimecast offers solutions that enable employees to transfer large files from their inbox, removing mailbox size limitations of third-party file sharing services that compromise email security.

Learn more about sending secure emails with Mimecast, and about Mimecast solutions for Office 365 enterprise.