Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – October 12, 2006 – Web hosting provider and domain name registration services firm, Network Solutions, has debuted its new e-mail security service, MessageGuard, designed to facilitate sending and receiving encrypted Outlook and Outlook Express e-mail messages, from business and consumer clients.
Champ Mitchell, Chairman and CEO of Network Solutions explained, ”E-mail is such a common form of communication today that consumers and business owners alike might sometimes forget how easy it is for their e-mail content to be viewed by unwanted sources. Our MessageGuard service allows customers to easily send sensitive information securely.”
MessageGuard was designed to allow anyone to easily and affordably send e-mails safely, knowing that only the intended recipient(s) can open the messages. With MessageGuard, customers can send secure e-mail messages and attachments to anyone, even non-MessageGuard subscribers, regardless of the recipient’s e-mail service provider. Using award-winning Identity-Based Encryption (IBE) technology, MessageGuard does not require users to have an existing relationship with the recipient, so there is no need to exchange passwords, keys or certificates like other competitive services on the market.
Consumers, businesses or company departments that have a need to send sensitive e-mail content, may sign up for the MessageGuard service, download and install a small plug-in for Outlook or Outlook Express, and then click the ”Send Secure” button any time they want to encrypt a message. When the e-mail is opened, MessageGuard quickly authenticates the recipient before decrypting the message. Recipients can read and reply to secure messages without subscribing to MessageGuard, paying fees or downloading software. Anyone who sends business contracts, credit card numbers, personal information (e.g. social security numbers), and even account numbers via e-mail are perfect candidates for this service. MessageGuard is particularly ideal for those who need help meeting e-mail security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) or other governmental and industry regulations. It provides an economical and easy-to-use security add-on to an e-mail account.
MessageGuard is available to all Outlook and Outlook Express users for $9.95 per month per e-mailbox or $99.50 per year per e-mailbox. Volume and term discounts are also available.
Network Solutions provides of web based solutions and domain name registration services, including web hosting, web site development, online marketing, security services and e-mail services. Network Solutions draws on 26 years of experience to offer tailored solutions.
For more information about Network Solutions, please visit: www.networksolutions.com.