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|Voltage Extends Data-Centric Innovation for End-to-End Email Encryption on iOS Devices and Android Phones|
|Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 04:39:10 PM|
Cupertino, CA – June 12, 2012 – Voltage Security®, the world leader in data-centric security and stateless key management, today announced Voltage SecureMail™ Mobile Edition, the first product release from the Voltage Security Mobile Plus Initiative, a comprehensive program designed to extend data-centric security to a new generation of mobile devices.
Featuring the quintessential Voltage easy-to-use experience, Voltage SecureMail Mobile Edition allows mobile users to read encrypted messages sent from Voltage-enabled desktops, gateways, enterprise applications and other mobile devices. Users can reply to or compose new secure messages to any standard inbox with a simple "send secure" option. By working with the native mobile email client apps for iOS, Android and BlackBerry, users can enjoy their familiar email experience and native phone features for ease of use and convenience. Granular, centrally managed message-level mobile policies simplify regulatory compliance for sensitive email content – inside and outside the enterprise.
Created with the same proven and highly scalable Voltage Identity-Based Encryption (IBE) technology for securing sensitive email for leading enterprises - including a third of the world's 20 largest organizations - Voltage SecureMail Mobile Edition protects sensitive email messages and attachments with persistent data encryption, mitigating the risk of data breaches and streamlining compliance with privacy regulations. Unlike approaches that leave security gaps, add complexity and cost of traditional key management, or third-party messaging systems, Voltage SecureMail Mobile Edition reinforces Voltage Security’s data-centric leadership in a large and rapidly expanding mobile world.
Key features in Voltage SecureMail Mobile Edition include:
"While enterprise BYOD enhances productivity, it presents major challenges to risk and compliance, especially with devices proliferating faster than ever before," said Mark Bower, vice president of product management at Voltage Security. "Mobile device email communication brings new and continuous threats to sensitive high value data – it takes just one breach to lead to brand damage, litigation and lost business. Enterprises want data protection end-to-end across the entire message lifecycle from laptops, enterprise applications and cloud-based consumer services to smartphones and tablets. Voltage SecureMail Mobile Edition delivers data-centric protection for emails and attachments with the easiest, most usable, anywhere-anytime native mobile application."
According to Forrester, "When leveraged correctly, mobile technologies in the form of applications, smartphones, and tablets can give your business a competitive edge over your less-connected peers. IT professionals are under enormous pressure to develop a comprehensive approach to mobility that realizes its business, financial, and operational benefits while still protecting the organization from security, legal, and compliance risks." (Forrester Research, Inc., Define A Road Map For Mobile Security And Operations," May 16, 2012)
Despite explosive growth in the adoption of mobile devices for business use, the market for mobile data security remains wide open. Platform approaches such as traditional PKI-based S/MIME products are too complex and don’t map to today’s dynamic business needs, while solutions that focus on the device itself leave data exposed when it’s sent to other users such as partners and customers. Symmetric key systems, meanwhile, try to hide costly and difficult-to-scale key management complexity from users, and most webmail security systems break critical processes such as e-discovery and retention for recipients.
By contrast, Voltage SecureMail Mobile Edition complements and enhances existing security and compliance approaches rather than ignoring them. Using 100% push technology and proven IBE, there’s a consistent approach to enforcing policy and maintaining a simple, transparent user experience across even the most sophisticated enterprise email environments. Utilizing Voltage Security’s unique stateless key management, Voltage SecureMail Mobile Edition deploys easily with existing enterprise infrastructure for authentication, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), MDM, e-discovery and email archiving.