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Secure email for human resources

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I am being asked by our human resources department to provide a way for them to have secure email because of HIPAA laws.  With other companies, they are seeing things like Secure Envelope Cisco, and PGP Universal Web Messenger.
I've been researching and am having difficulty understanding how this works and what we really need.  There are only two employees at this location that need it at this time.  In the future there may be more.
1)  Is there an actual hardware appliance involved in this, or just software?
2)  Can I do this through our Exchange 2010 mail server without an outside vendor needed?
3)  Any general suggestions?
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Thanks for the info jmeggers - Those were the two I had heard of, and unfortunately it looks like PGP (according to the spec sheets) won't work with Exchange Server 2010 yet?  Any other options that you know of?
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Don't know about that.  I'm sure there are other options.  Google is probably your friend here too.
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Sorry for the late reply - MikeKane, what if we are using an Outlook 2003 client?  Would we need to upgrade the client side to 2010?
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2003 supports SMIME.  It can digitally sign using certs through Message Options.  

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MikeKane - another question - I tried to find SMIME certs from godaddy, but not finding anything specifically called that.  Should I be looking somewhere else, or for a different description of the type of certificate that I need?
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