It may seem unsafe to send sensitive data like medical records or personnel information using email, but there are tools for businesses looking to make their email more secure. SSL email encryption offers the same level of protection used by banking and e-commerce sites.
What is SSL email encryption?
Many businesses allow employees to send files to one another using secure servers or cloud-based file sharing services, but what about email?
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) makes email more secure. SSL is a protocol that creates a secure channel of communication over the public Internet. Depending on the certificate, SSL encryption can be as low as 40-bit or 128-bit or higher. 128-bit would be a trillion times stronger than 40-bit, with more than 288 times as many unique combinations.
Citrix ShareFile, a cloud-based file sharing and storage service, allows users to send email with 256-bit encryption and SSL/TLS protocols. This level of SSL email encryption satisfies the requirements of the government and HIPAA.
How to send emails using SSL encryption
It is possible to send messages using SSL encryption using your current email client. ShareFile users can use a plugin to apply ShareFile's security to other programs like Microsoft Outlook. Once an administrator on your ShareFile account enables the feature, sending an encrypted message is just like sending any other email.
Whether you use your own client or ShareFile's email portal, it's as simple as pointing and clicking.
More than just SSL email encryption
At ShareFile we provide more than just the ability to send encrypted emails. We offer class-leading cloud-based file sharing and storage.
With a 99.9 percent uptime and 24/7 customer service, you can access your files any time, anywhere. We create affordable, custom-tailored plans for any size business.