Solved

Securing Confidential Data Sent via E  Mail over the Internet

Posted on 2004-10-06
3
310 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Recently our company has advised us that we may no longer send E mails with attached files that contain confidential data over the Internet, because the data is not secure.

My job function involves sending confidential financial information to other companies, and I often E mail it.  I need to resolve this issue.

Before I talk with my IT department, I would like some suggestions for solutions that could be quickly and cost effectively implemented for our small group of 5 personnel.

0
Comment
Question by:jseverson
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:ransoneb
ID: 12237212
There are a number of PGP addins that work very nicely, but you should also consider the S/MIME capabilities in Exchange and Outlook.

Go here and read up on PKI and CA. Your company might want to set this up for the entire company.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2000/maintain/win2kms.mspx
0
 

Author Comment

by:jseverson
ID: 12238068
Lets assume that our IT department will not be able to implement anything for several months.  In the interim, I need to send E mails over the Internet  that are secure.  

1.  What off the shelf products can I purchase?

2.  Are there any settings in Outlook that I can change?
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
ransoneb earned 500 total points
ID: 12240321
Outlook has some security features already.  

Open outlook and go to the tools menu.  
Select Options
Go to the Security Tab
choose to encrypt messages and/or add digital signitures, and/or request S/MIME reciepts.

At the least, encrypt
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently, a new law in my state forced us to get a top-to-bottom analysis of all of our contract client's networks. While we have documentation, it was spotty at best for some - and in any event it needed to be checked against reality. That was m…
In today's information driven age, entrepreneurs have so many great tools and options at their disposal to help turn good ideas into a thriving business. With cloud-based online services, such as Amazon's Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft's Azure, bus…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question