SecureDesk Makes Industrial Espionage a Thing of The Past
First email encryption platform that uses both OpenPGP
25 April 2001 - Biodata Information Technology introduces
Biodata SecureDesk, the only email encryption platform in
the world that uses the two most prevalent international encryption
standards, OpenPGP and S/MIME. In doing so, this latest encryption
technology will protect businesses against industrial espionage.
has become an integral communication tool in business. While
saving companies time and money, it has also exposed companies
to greater risks of information leakages as it is very easy
for e-mails to be read by other people. Biodata SecureDesk
enables companies secure communication via the Internet. Due
to its outstanding features, Microsoft awarded the Biodata
product as the best partner software of the year 2000.
K K Chan, Country Manager of Singapore, "E-mails have formed
the heart of business communication in Singapore. However,
most people forget that unencrypted e-mails are like 'postcards'.
Reliable security technology is needed to send 'registered
letters' over the Internet. The most important encryption
protocols S/MIME and OpenPGP offer strong protection. "
the ability to combine the two otherwise incompatible standards
on the world market, Biodata SecureDesk can exchange encrypted
messages with users of S/MIME as well as OpenPGP users," he
automatically chooses the appropriate encryption standard.
Strong encryption and long keys leave no backdoor for industrial
espionage. The modular architecture of the software allows
integration of the latest encryption technology.
Besides encrypting electronic correspondence, Biodata SecureDesk
also enables verification of sender identity. By allowing
the option of digitally signing messages, the software eliminates
any doubt about the true identity of the sender that is particularly
important for orders over the Internet (e-commerce).
'Biodata SecureDesk Outlook' is the base module for enabling
e-mail security. It can easily be installed as a plug-in for
Microsoft Outlook. The Biodata PKI Enterprise Keyserver is
responsible for the key management for all users and business
partners. Key exchange between the users and key-servers takes
place automatically over standardised interfaces. The Biodata
PKI Certificate Authority generates and certifies user keys
that serve as electronic IDs in public networks. Biodata therefore
offers a complete public key infrastructure (PKI) for medium
and large enterprises.
users, Biodata SecureDesk is available as freeware on http://as.biodata.com/as/.
Business users interested in the product can contact the Biodata
SecureDesk and Biodata PKI product ranges (both formerly known
as CryptoEx) are produced by Biodata Application Security
AG (previously Glück & Kanja) in Offenbach, Germany. Clients
include the largest German electronics manufacturer, Siemens,
using Biodata SecureDesk on over 70,000 workstations worldwide
including Asia, and GZS (Gesellschaft für Zahlungssysteme
mbH), Germany's leading credit card transaction company.
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