RE: Possible to encrypt "free" mail?

Subject: RE: Possible to encrypt "free" mail?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Margaret Cekis <Margaret -dot- Cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:50:50 -0500

Yes, we do that here, with limitations on which hardware can be
used to establish a VPN connection.

I understand that some companies make considerable use of
Citrix, and that could allow connection to corporate resources
from one's smartphone, rather than a company-issued/controlled
laptop. We don't.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Margaret Cekis [mailto:Margaret -dot- Cekis -at- comcast -dot- net]
> Sent: November-16-12 1:23 PM
> 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."
> ____________________________________
> Kevin
> 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
> all over again.
> Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA

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Possible to encrypt "free" mail?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Possible to encrypt "free" mail?: From: Margaret Cekis

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