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Mimecast has announced Mimecast Secure Messaging, a new service to help employees send and receive sensitive or confidential information via e-mail.

Mimecast Secure Messaging is designed to reduce the risk of data leaks and support compliance to data privacy and protection regulation.

The service allows employees to easily send secure messages and attachments directly from their familiar Outlook and Mac applications. Recipients access messages via a secure Web portal, fully customized and branded with the sender’s company name, colors and logo – helping ensure brand recognition and recipient confidence.

Administrators can set policies to automatically invoke Secure Messaging for recipient domains, subject lines and other message content.

Watch the Secure Messaging launch video.

The new service is designed to:

Steven Malone, security product manager at Mimecast, commented “Email just wasn’t designed for sending sensitive or confidential information. Standard email communications aren’t encrypted, so anyone with the tools to intercept your email can easily read all of your information.

“In the wake of continued high profile data breaches, individual email users now expect to see a higher level of protection to be confident that appropriate measures have been taken to safeguard their sensitive data. They’re not impressed when their healthcare, financial or customer details appear in their inbox attached to a standard email.

Mimecast Secure Messaging is designed to help strengthen information security, data governance and compliance, but without the added IT overhead and complexity of traditional email encryption solutions.

Message controls allow senders or administrators to confirm message delivery, instantly recall a message, set message expiration, prevent printing of messages, or prevent replies being sent.

How it works

Secure Messaging is part of Mimecast’s wider cloud email security suite: working alongside gateway, DLP and content controls to provide robust email protection. It also integrates seamlessly with Mimecast’s cloud email archiving service for long term message retention and access to support compliance with business and regulatory requirements.

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