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BW: Sendmail, Inc. Introduces Secure Switch To Protect Confidentiality of Business Communications

Mar 13, 2000, 16:58 (0 Talkback[s])

"Sendmail, Inc... today announced Sendmail Secure Switch, a next generation Internet Mail routing solution for organizations who require a secure communications channel for conducting business over the Internet."

"Secure Switch provides state of the art server-to-server encryption technology so businesses can now safely use the Internet for transmitting sensitive information to partners, suppliers and employees. By automatically encrypting the SMTP connection between trusted servers, end users are freed from the burden of exchanging keys in order to secure a message before it is sent. Server level encryption is a highly flexible, cost effective and easy to implement method of protecting the security of Internet Mail."

"Secure Switch uses IETF standard transport layer security (TLS) to create a dedicated certificate-based authentication channel between SMTP mail servers across the Internet. It eliminates the need for end users to share and rely upon specialized keys that encrypt and decode messages that travel across the Internet. Instead, end users have a secure server-to-server channel that shields the privacy of all messages without any special action."

"Because Secure Switch employs encryption at the server level, installation is much faster and less expensive."

Press release.