KeepSafe: Secured, Authenticated Email for the Enterprise
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If your company sends email which contains confidential information, or which you’d like to lock down so that it can only be read by an authenticated recipient on the other end, or which you’d simply like to be able to authenticate as really coming from you rather than some great pretender, than has Aunty got a deal for you.

Developed by a company which Aunty just discovered, Kinar, the KeepSafe email program does all of this, and more.


Aunty likes to think of it as what you would end up with if you crossed PGP with Domain Keys and certification, without any of the hassles or pitfalls of any of them.

It works like this:

You install their email widget on your side. This widget works with any email package your users may use, and also integrates directly into Outlook and Outlook Express.

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When your user sends email to someone that email contains a personal identification key unique to your user, and on the way to the recipient it notes who the recipient is, and upon receipt their own unique personal identification key is required for them to read it. So the email is authenticated as to sender – the recipient knows that it was really your user who sent it, and your user knows that it is really the intended recipient who has received and read it. If the recipient doesn’t already have their own unique pass key, then the email will display a URL for them to click (they only have to do it once, ever) and they will get their own unique personal identification, which is free to them, and will work with any future KeepSafe mail they may receive.

The implications for this in the corporate world are tremendous, as documents which need to be kept confidential can be sent wrapped in this secure email, kept safe from all but the intended recipient. You can even specifiy that the email may not be forwarded except with the encryption intact, to keep recipients from passing along a document intended for their eyes only. This technology is sure to prove useful for attorneys communicating with their clients by email, doctors communicating with patients and other doctors, and pretty much any business which values keeping their email communications confidential.

The pass key management is all handled by Kinar’s servers, although for high volume deployment they also offer a 1U Kinar appliance which can be installed onsite.

 

Prices for commercial use for individuals (i.e. an individual signing up for the service for business use) start at just a measly $129.99, for which you are able to “send an unlimited number of secure encrypted and restricted emails to up to 250 users”, and “receive an unlimited number of secure encrypted and restricted emails.” For enterprise installations one has to contact the company, but Aunty suspects that the process, and the price, will be relatively painless, based on her own experience with the company (Aunty has no stock in or connection with the company, she is just enthusiastic about the product’s potential).

Ed. note: Kinar is no longer available.

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