TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Echoworx, a leading provider of credential management and managed encryption services for complete email and data protection, is the first to launch an on-the-device email encryption solution for iOS (Apple's mobile operating system) devices. This end-to-end solution enables, iPhone and iPad users to send and receive secure, encrypted messages using their existing email address. This enables IT managers to centrally manage company employees and easily assign user credentials, as well as revoke or suspend them if a device gets lost or stolen.
"Organizations are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential for data loss due to the rapid growth of employee-owned devices. The ability to manage these devices and enforce native security functions are definitely moving up in the requirements list," says Leif-Olof Wallin, Research VP, Gartner.
"mobilEncrypt ENDPOINT addresses a major concern that IT managers have had since iPhones and iPads made their way into the corporate environment," says Michael Ginsberg, CEO , Echoworx. "These devices do not have comprehensive security, and the email content is difficult to encrypt given the design of the operating systems. We've solved the problem with a solution that's powerful for the enterprise and easy-to-use for the employee."
He notes that typical email encryption offerings to date do not allow users to encrypt outgoing messages and/or require them to log in to a portal to read encrypted messages. "What we are talking about with mobilEncrypt ENDPOINT is a native email experience that lets you compose, send, download and read messages on your device. It doesn't require any additional email components because it works on top of what you have already."
mobilEncrypt ENDPOINT is backed by a comprehensive public key infrastructure (PKI) credential management platform and globally recognized Certificate Authority. Echoworx is a member of the Microsoft Root CA Program and is waiting on the Apple Root Certificate Program. Through a central management console, IT managers can revoke or suspend the user's credentials, issue keys and digital IDs, all over-the-air, without having to get physical access to the device.
mobilEncrypt ENDPOINT features and functionality:
- All messages are received and stored encrypted on the device
- The credentials are stored encrypted on the device in the native keychain
- Encrypted data will not be compromised if the device is lost, stolen or hacked
- Secure messages are stored in the native device inbox and sent messages are available for archiving
- Draft messages are automatically saved
- Enterprise users can send encrypted messages to anybody
- Non-mobilEncrypt users pick up encrypted messages from a secure pick up center
- Enables strong authentication with a local key and a password
- Issues PKI X.509 certificates that are backed by a globally recognized Certificate Authority
- Easy to use enterprise tools for bulk enrolling users, revoking certificates, key recovery, password recovery, and customized branding
The application will be available through the iTunes store as of September 30, 2011. Echoworx has already launched the BlackBerry version of mobilEncrypt ENDPOINT, with plans to introduce an Android offering next month.
Echoworx Corporation is the leading provider of managed encryption services for complete enterprise email and data protection. The company is an encryption service provider of choice for, Symantec, AT&T, Verizon, McAfee, BT, Intermedia and Clearswift among other global resellers. Echoworx provides a SaaS (software as a service) model; it is built on best-of-breed technology and reduces encryption complexity for the end user. With Echoworx, organizations can protect their email and data without changing their day to day workflow and can easily send encrypted documents and digitally signed email messages to anyone in their address book. For more information: www.echoworx.com
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