Recently, DataMotion has launched its SecureMail Gateway (News - Alert) platform, the latest addition to its email hosting monitoring solution line-up which uses policy-based encryption and exact matching functions to prevent data leakage while protecting sensitive email information.
The new and highly intuitive platform includes three types of outbound email filtering and senders can be notified if their messages are routed for secure delivery. The platform also scans all outbound email and attachments, looking for corporate-defined sensitive content and automatically encrypts such messages. The exact matching feature will compare target messages against an actual set of data specific to an organization, such as account numbers in order to reduce false positives.
Michael Osterman, president of Osterman Research, said that new regulations and stricter and data retention policies are driving the need for secure email and data delivery.
“In order to be adopted widely, encryption services need to be easy to use for both the sender and recipient. DataMotion has delivered a simple yet effective secure email solution that helps companies protect sensitive data in transit, and it comes at a time when the industry needs it most,” Osterman commented.
The new platform is compatible with any existing email hosting platform such as Microsoft Exchange, allowing users to flag a message that might contain confidential information and encrypt it so that it can’t be read outside the organization or they can simply set the message to expire. Encryption is policy-rule based and messages are encrypted by the policy rules that an administrator sets. The secure email hosting encryption service even takes the original message and includes it as an encrypted attachment.
DataMotion Co-Founder and CTO, Bob Janacek noted that many companies need to have a multi-pronged approach to data protection, but many simply turn off policy filtering for outbound email because traditional approaches tend to produce too many false positives.
Last October, the company conducted an in-house survey of 200 IT and business decision-makers across North America and found that nearly a third of all respondents did not have the ability to encrypt emails, while slightly over a quarter of all respondents did not monitor outgoing emails and attachments at all.
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