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24. SEP 2020

The email encryption provider Zertificon Solutions has rolled out its EDI@Energy compliant solution for market communication and schedule data exchange with German energy companies. Emails with schedule data that before only needed to be digitally signed will now additionally be encrypted in compliance with Stage 2 of MaKo 2020. As a subset of EDIFACT,...

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17. MAR 2020

The corona virus is driving digitalization. Many companies are now introducing home office for their employees, but this is not always planned in advance. IT security can easily slip out of the hands of those responsible. With the sudden introduction of home office, the risk increases that confidential data is sent by email or...

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22. OCT 2018

With the latest version of the online certificate portal Z1 Global TrustPoint, Zertificon Solutions has simplified and accelerated the publication of email certificates. This will make certificate-based email encryption significantly more efficient for everyone involved. With email encryption, the email certificates of the communication partners must be available and validated in real time. Z1...

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24. MAY 2018

Since the beginning of the year, Berlin encryption provider Zertificon Solutions has been flooded with requests. The increased interest zeros in on Zertificon’s email encryption solution Z1 SecureMail Gateway. As of May 25, 2018, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation demands the protection of personal data, threatening high fines for failure to comply....

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01. MAR 2018

Everyone is talking about the EU’s imminent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Regulation becomes effective as of May 25, 2018, and the impact of its conditions on companies will vary according to their size and fields of activity. The overall aim is to ensure the protection of personal information, but it is not...

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05. OCT 2017

The German email encryption expert Zertificon Solutions has released Z1 SecureMail Gateway 4.12. Notable technical improvements include a Policy Wizard and the LDAP authentication for administrators. Further optimization has been applied to reporting, monitoring and alerting. It additionally integrates Zertificon’s EDI@Energy module for the highly regulated secure market communication in the German energy sector....

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16. MAY 2017

The Berlin-based e-mail encryption specialists Zertificon Solutions and the Swiss certificate authority QuoVadis have entered into a partnership. QuoVadis e-mail certificates can now be acquired and administered automatically via Zertificon’s encryption solution Z1 SecureMail...

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16. DEC 2016

For most companies, December is a busy period for offers and deals – but it’s also a great time for industrial spies, with increased amounts of sensitive data to intercept. This makes it more important than ever now to ensure that any information intercepted by cyber-criminals cannot be exploited. One effective way to do...

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14. OCT 2016

Since the last summer, NSA tools have been available on the internet that can hack firewalls and VPNs—major-provider systems previously rated as secure—without detection. With these NSA tools, attackers can achieve unlimited access to any company’s data. Only professional, extensive encryption can provide genuine protection. When it comes to security, email poses especially particular...

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16. JUN 2016

The German email encryption company Zertificon is growing steadily. After five years in the north of Berlin the offices eventually became too small. The relocation to Neukoelln in Berlin gives ample possibilities to expand and develop in the next few years. Zertificon’s growth is based upon innovative solutions and reliable, competent customer service. But...

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14. APR 2016

Across all industry segments, companies and organizations have to meet certain compliance criteria for secure electronic communication. There are regulations that are industry specific and others that affect everyone such as data privacy laws. Alongside adhering to the legal requirements, businesses strive to achieve efficient and non-repudiant communication processes in their very own interest...

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19. FEB 2016

The Berlin based IT Security Company Zertificon Solutions will exhibit its solutions for encrypted business communication for the second time at the RSA Expo from 29th February to 3rd March 2016 in San Francisco. Zertificon will be showcasing the innovative Z1 SecureMail Gateway and Z1 SecureMail End2End. These key products enable businesses to encrypt...

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15. DEC 2015

The Berlin based encryption specialist Zertificon presents with Z1 SecureMail Gateway 4.9 the latest version of the leading email encryption solution for enterprises. New security rules, HV/A counter & reports for MSSP partners as well as an optimized, dynamic monitoring are some of the innovations. Z1 SecureMail Gateway protects the company’s entire email traffic...

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07. OCT 2015

In his article “The Treasure Hunter” from 2nd October 2015 in the Berliner Zeitung, the Swiss businessman Herbert Notz listed some unofficial prices for information on the data market. At the top end of the scale is €25,000 for a copy of a VISA card bill. Better value is hacked emails for €5,000 whilst...

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07. OCT 2015

The evaluation of Edward Snowden’s documents still bring new information about the scale of the NSA scandal to light. According to a report from the New York Times from the 15th August, the US telephone provider AT&T helped the NSA spy on internet traffic in a form which was described by the NSA itself...

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14. JUL 2015

According to a 2012 study by the German interior ministry, email is the most popular communication technology and is used by 98% of SMEs. But, only 18% of SMEs actually encrypt their emails. Since Edward Snowden’s revelations however, this number has changed dramatically. A recent study from QSC and techconsult indicates that now nearly...

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25. JUN 2015

The hacking attack on the German parliament in May, showed clearly that simply protecting emails with firewalls and transport layer encryption is not enough and not nearly as secure as encrypting the message content itself. According to a report in „Spiegel Online“, the hackers managed to grab 16 Gigabytes of data from 15 members...

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01. JUN 2015

A popular misconception is that secure email exchange is very complicated and not suitable for spontaneous communication with 3rd parties. As a result of the NSA scandal, this mindset has become more and more established. As a counter to NSA snooping, OpenPGP has been in the limelight and tutorials using OpenPGP dominate internet forums...

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04. MAR 2015

Version 4.8 of the email encryption software Z1 SecureMail Gateway and version 3.2 of the PKI certificate server Z1 CertServer are immediately available. The Berlin based IT security specialist Zertificon has further simplified the use of business email encryption for end users and administrators. Based upon a flexible and configurable set of policies, the...

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09. FEB 2015

For 10 years, German lottery company “WestLotto” has been encrypting emails with Zertificon’s Z1 SecureMail Gateway – currently version 4.7 – and is one of Zertificon’s first clients. Westlotto was the driving force behind the introduction of the Z1 products for secure email communication throughout the German lottery and Eurojackpot companies. A detailed case...

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29. JAN 2015

The email encryption specialist Zertificon Solutions once again received the renowned “IT Security made in Germany” quality seal from the IT security association TeleTrusT. Zertificon Solutions receives “IT Security made in Germany 2015” quality seal The quality seal is only given to companies which manufacture trusted IT security solutions without any hidden back doors,...

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25. NOV 2014

On its 10th anniversary, IT-Security specialist Zertificon looks back on a successful decade. Since it was founded, the company has seen steady growth. Throughout the years, the core product has remained a central gateway for the encryption and signing of mails in corporate environments. Z1 SecureMail Gateway was developed in 2001 by the company’s...

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15. MAY 2014

Z1 SecureHub made by the email encryption specialists at Zertificon Solutions has been developed for situations where large files with sensitive data have to be sent to different recipients in real time. Release 1.4 is available now. Z1 SecureHub is an application which enables people to securely exchange large files. Files are uploaded onto...

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27. JAN 2014

Berlin-based e-mail encryption expert Zertificon has completed its 3.2 release of the Z1 Messenger component of the Z1 SecureMail Gateway. The Z1 Messenger component provides the means for instant encrypted e-mail communication with anyone. The new version offers universal support for mobile devices and significantly simplified administration, and it is even more user-friendly than...

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