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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 Gateway.

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16. December 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 this is ...

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14. October 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 demands. The ...

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16. June 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 worldwide events ...

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14. April 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 especially when ...

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19. February 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 emails on ...

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15. December 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 against external ...

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7. October 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 the ...

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7. October 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 as ...

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14. July 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 two ...

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25. June 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 of ...

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1. June 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 and ...

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10. April 2015

Europe’s leader in enterprise level email encryption and certificate management solutions will be presenting its flagship end-to-end products and building new relationships with international partners. Zertificon will be exhibiting for the first time at the renowned RSA security conference in San Francisco. The Berlin based company is well known throughout Europe for its popular email encryption, ...

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4. March 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 Gateway automatically ...

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9. February 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 study ...

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29. January 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, comply with all German ...

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25. November 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 predecessor which ...

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10. September 2014

“Organizational” and “personal” end-to-end encryption Zertificon will present new as well as established approaches to e-mail encryption at this year’s IT security exhibition it-sa in Nuremberg, Germany. From October 7th to 9th, visitors can discover state of the art e-mail encryption for companies and test the latest Z1 products. In focus is the new Z1 SecureMail End2End ...

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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 Z1 SecureHub ...

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27. January 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 before. Secure ...

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9. December 2013

The new Z1 SecureHub release 1.2 for securely sending large files is available now from Zertificon Solutions, maker of IT security products. The new version brings improvements to usability as well as new features for security and compliance. Z1 SecureHub is the simple and secure file transfer solution from the e-mail encryption specialists at Zertificon. ...

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17. October 2013

Zertificon Solutions, Berlin-based maker of IT security solutions, has thoroughly modernized its Internet presence at www.zertificon.com. A new design and simple, clearly organized navigation with few levels quickly provide the user with the information they need. This applies to PC use, as well as to use on a smart phone or tablet. Zertificon Website – Desktop and ...

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20. August 2013

The Berlin-based IT security specialist Zertificon is releasing the new G-Series Z1 Appliances. The G-Series is switching to the newest Intel XEON processor generation with a performance increase of up to 61%, and there is a new, less expensive entry-level model for SME and SOHO customers. The hardware will continue to be purchased from a ...

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10. July 2013

Against the backdrop of recent revelations about Prism and Tempora, industrial and economic espionage taking place under the guise of counter-terrorism cannot be ruled out. An anonymous source quoted in “the Guardian” maintains that the focus of Tempora is on four issues: “security, terror, organized crime, and economic well-being”. The intercepted data, which is first ...

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27. March 2013

Z1 Global TrustPoint is a free search engine for x.509 certificates and PGP keys which are used for encryption and digital signatures. The website has been relaunched with a new layout and improved usability especially on mobile devices. The technical foundation is provided by Zertificon’s Z1 CertServer in its current release 3.0. Z1 Global TrustPoint – X.509 ...

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6. March 2013

Zertificon, the leading German email encryption specialist, releases Z1 Messenger 3.0 just in time for the CeBIT 2013 (March 5-9 in Hannover/Germany). Z1 Messenger is a component responsible for password based encryption inside the renowned Z1 SecureMail Gateway email encryption solution. Z1 Messenger enables a highly automated confidential password protected email communication with anyone without ...

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18. October 2012

Zertificon develops intuitively usable B2B tool marking the end of: „file size too large” without compromising security issues The German leading email encryption specialist, Zertificon fulfills customers’ requests for a secure large file transfer solution. Large files containing sensitive data can now easily be transferred via Z1 SecureHub. The just released version 1.0 already comprises all ...

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20. September 2012

The next Generation of Z1 Appliances available: more powerful, even better Usability Zertificon Solutions GmbH releases the new Z1 Appliance „F-Series”. Z1 Appliances are customized platforms with optimized usability and performance as well as a stylish design. They enable a very easy, efficient and trouble free operation of Z1 Server Products in all common IT infrastructures. ...

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15. August 2012

Innovations in PKI and password based email encryption solution improve usability Z1 SecureMail Gateway 4.5 has been released. Zertificon’s proven email encryption solution is now fully IPv6 compatible and comes with an improved attachment signature processing feature that will satisfy the most demanding industry specific requirements. The newly implemented De-Mail connector will give customers with German ...

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1. June 2012

Zertificon expands trustcenter connections for certificates Zertificon’s Z1 Global TrustPoint (www.globaltrustpoint.com) is already connected to more than 100 Certificate Authorities (CAs) and is about to become the biggest online certificate portal. The certificate portal is a service that allows an easy upload, search for and verification of X.509 certificates and PGP keys. This service is very ...

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22. December 2011

Zertificon Solutions GmbH, the leading software company for e-mail security solutions, has announced the release of the new 4.4 version of its product Z1 SecureMail Gateway. It contains significant technical improvements which further optimise secure e-mail communication while making the product more user friendly. The Z1 SecureMail Messenger and Z1 Backbone CertServer components are also ...

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9. November 2010

New software version enables secure e-mail communication via encrypted PDF or password-based web browser methods The company Zertificon Solutions GmbH has released Version 2.8 of its “Z1 SecureMail Messenger”. In addition to several new functions designed to make the system more userfriendly, customers also now have access to an improved sms feature aimed at simplifying the ...

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29. July 2010

Manufacturer caters for customer requirements by implementing quality enhancements Businesses that work with personal data are increasingly being threatened by data spies. But even the best e-mail encryption can be meaningless if it is unilateral i.e. if the partner being communicated with does not have the relevant PKI or certificate. However, Zertificon has a solution for ...

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26. April 2010

Email encryption solution subjected to further optimisation Zertificon Solutions GmbH have now equipped their “Z1 SecureMail Gateway” e-mail encryption solution with an ERP-Connector integrated into the administrative interface. It is thus now possible to easily connect via web GUI to Active Directory and Lotus Notes as well as to other LDAP directories. Existing users and groups, ...

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27. November 2009

“Z1 SecureMail” family protects messages form unwanted snoopers Zertificon Solutions GmbH, the provider of professional e-mail encryption solutions, is set to release new versions of its products. The business specialises in particular in e-mail security, encryption and signatures. Its “Z1 SecureMail” family guarantees data protection and confidentiality with regard to sensitive business information transmitted via the ...

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9. April 2009

Manufacturer issues new service packs Zertificon Solutions GmbH has again optimised its products for server-based e-mail encryption and signatures and has released the corresponding new service packs. Product maturity and quality have therefore been increased yet again, and functionality and userfriendliness have also been improved. Some new features, such as the possibility for external communications partners ...

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19. January 2009

UK starts large-scale e-mail monitoring as of March 2009 For reasons of ‘domestic security’, the British government will require all Internet service providers (ISPs) to store information relating to the entire e-mail traffic of the British population from 15 March 2009. This measure, supported by GBP 25 million from the government in Downing Street, also stipulates ...

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8. December 2008

Producer of e-mail encryption solutions launches new versions of its Z1 SecureMail Gateway and Station applications Zertificon Solutions GmbH has developed and is ready to release version 4.0 of its Z1 SecureMail Gateway and Station products. The producer of e-mail encryption solutions has thereby again improved its “post room” for secure sending and receiving of e-mails ...

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14. August 2008

Supplier introduces even higher levels of security and comfort for its trusted e-mail encryption solution Zertificon Solutions GmbH presents the new version of its “Z1 SecureMail Messenger”. With its release 2.3, the manufacturer of e-mail encryption solutions offers optimised performance and security of its software for the confidential exchange of electronic information, a task handled by ...

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20. May 2008

Effective immediately, e-mail encryption solutions from Zertificon work with operating system from Sun Microsystems Effective immediately, the Z1 SecureMail products from Zertificon Solutions GmbH for e-mail encryption are also compatible with Solaris 10. In the future, all Zertificon solutions and their product options can thus be operated under the latest version of the operating system developed ...

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14. April 2008

New product version of the “virtual mailroom” offers an even higher level of security and convenience in the exchange of electronic messages The Zertificon Solutions GmbH, a producer of e-mail encryption solutions, announces the availability of Z1 SecureMail 3.1. This product family, which consists of the well-known product editions Gateway, Station und Easy, safeguards a company’s ...

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2. July 2007

New Version Of Proven Email Encryption Solution from Zertificon Now Available With Enhanced Functionality Zertificon Solutions GmbH announces the availability of its version 2.1 of Z1 SecureMail Messenger significantly facilitating encrypted exchange of electronic messages by enabling confidential Email communication via PDF. The new solution features an optimized integrated Z1 KickMail delivery function providing for conceivably ...

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6. June 2007

Specialist for Email Encryption Solutions Focuses on Placing Germany-wide established Product Line-Up in the International Market Zertificon Solutions GmbH, specialist for Email encryption solutions, is consequently pursuing its expansion path. In the course of it, the activities in the English-speaking area are meant to be intensified focussing on expanding the partner network as well as professionally ...

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24. April 2007

Satisfy the requirements of the Federal Network Agency resolution BK6-06-009- with Zertificon products The Federal Network Agency resolution BK6-06-009 requires that the transfer of electronic data by all power suppliers within the Federal Republic of Germany conforms to the EDIFACT standard. In this context the legislator also defines the encryption of messages, within the framework of ...

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3. April 2007

Zertificon presents an optimized delivery function for email communication Zertificon Solutions GmbH has now made it possible to send encrypted messages via PDF, simplifying considerably confidential email communication. This has been achieved by optimizing Z1 KickMail, the integrated delivery function for the email encryption solution Z1 SecureMail. This spontaneous-encryption function does not require the recipient to ...

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23. March 2007

Safer email traffic with external communication partners “Z1 SecureMail Messenger” from Zertificon enables anyone to send confidential email. This solution distinguishes itself from conventional email encryption solutions because no PKI technology or certificates are required in order to securely exchange emails with external communication partners. The message is sent over a web server, via an SSL ...

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12. March 2007

Brand new solution for secure communication available for SOHOs and those with a small budget Zertificon Solutions GmbH brings you the unique “Z1 SecureMail Easy 1.0”, a brand new member of Zertificon’s successful email-encryption product range. It is unique because it has been especially developed for SOHOs, now enabling small businesses and home offices to obtain ...

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28. August 2006

Zertificon introduces the next generation of Z1 SecureMail Gateway E-mail is no long a method of communication that you can afford to do without in business. However, at the same time, it has one of the largest risk factors. This can cause damage costing millions without adequate protection. That is why setting up a “virtual mailroom” ...

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6. December 2005

“Project Future” awards Z1 SecureMail Gateway Government in Federal State Brandenburg is setting up a centralized solution fore secure electronic communication. “Project Future” a Federal State Initiative of Berlin awards the implementation as “Project of the Month December 2005”: State administrations and local governments will be able to use electronic communication securely, legally binding and confidentially ...

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30. November 2005

Zertificon Solutions awared for server-based e-mail encryption software Zertificon Solutions received the IT Security Award NRW 2005 for its product Z1 SecureMail Gateway. The jury claimed this server-based e-mail encryption software to be “fast, uncomplicated and economically” and this an ideal IT security solution. Zertificon Solutions, Berlin-based security software specialist, received this award for the use ...

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8. November 2005

E-mail security solution enhanced with online protocol and monitoring in new release Zertificon Solutions just released version 2.1 of the Z1 SecureMail Gateway. The so called “virtual admin office” protects corporate e-mail traffic with centralized cryptography and electronic signature from being manipulated and spied out. The server-based solution contains a certificate management that now also supports ...

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12. August 2005

Z1 SecureMail Gateway 2.2 for trustworthy e-mail exchange via the web Zertificon Solutions GmbH released Version 2.2 of its Z1 SecureMail Gateway. The administration managment of this server based solution for e-mail encryption and signature now contains an option for WebMessengers. This allows a security policy for active encryption and a trustworthy e-mail exchange via insecure ...

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30. June 2005

Virtual admin office by Zertificon Solutions protects e-mail communication at Bischof + Klein Bischof + Klein (B+K Group) is safeguarding each outgoing e-mail with an electronic signature in the interest of more secure e-mail communication. In order to achieve that the European packaging manufacturer is using the Z1 SecureMail Gateway of the Berlin based IT security ...

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14. June 2005

Cellent AG becomes first provider of e-mail encryption and signature as Managed Security Services On the basis of the Z1 SecureMail Gateway – the “virtual admin room” developed by the Berlin-based software specialist Zertificon Solutions – Cellent AG will be offering unforgeable and confidential e-mail communication as part of its outsourcing services (Managed Security Services). On behalf ...

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22. February 2005

Encrypted e-mail communication based on the Z1 SecureMail Gateway The Computer Emergency Rescue Team (CERT) for the German “Forschungsnetz” (research network) has decided to adopt the Z1 SecureMail Gateway by Zertificon Solutions for implementing encrypted mailing lists. By providing processed information about new security risks and support in case of attacks, CERT makes an important contribution to ...

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27. January 2005

Z1 SecureMail Gateway stops e-mail espionage and address falsification IT security solutions which are very simple in operation and enable a quick roll-out, will be an outstanding topic on the CeBIT in Hannover. From 10th to 16th March Zertificon Solutions shows its portfolio on this world’s largest computer fair in hall 7 at stand A55. The ...

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