RE: Possible to encrypt "free" mail?

Subject: RE: Possible to encrypt "free" mail?
From: "Margaret Cekis" <Margaret -dot- Cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "'McLauchlan, Kevin'" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:22:37 -0500

Kevin McLauchlan asked if it is Possible to encrypt "free" mail?
"But if anyone is going to access mail via web interface, while on-the-go,
is that kind of security still possible? .... I have in mind dealing with
contracting companies that have proprietary info they would need to share
with a contracting techwriter who might not live in the company's office."
I think where sensitive or proprietary information is involved, companies
use VPNs (virtual private networks). These provide a secure channel to the
corporate mail server, and you have to login and prove your identity, either
with a password or an electronic key gadget that gives you a unique PIN each
time you log in. Once the server verifies that you are authorized to
connect, you can read or download your mail (and other documents, or even
work remotely) over the internet as if you were actually in the building on
the network. When you log off, your access is gone until you log in to VPN
all over again.
Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA

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