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Zertificon presents Z1 SecureMail 4.0 – The security envelope for electronic post

Berlin, 08. 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 by adding countless new features, such as a highly efficient and flexible new data model for administration, a simplified key/certificate management and an optimised intuitive AdminGUI. The new version will be available for new customers from the 15th December. Updates for existing customers will be issued in January 2009.

The proven Z1 SecureMail Gateway opens, secures and unlocks the entire email traffic for businesses by means of encryption and signatures, and remains thereby completely transparent for the sender. The “Station” application also provides the full functional spectrum of the Z1 SecureMail solution but is tailored to small and medium sited businesses as it outsources the management of certificates and OpenPGP keys from communication partners to the Z1 Global TrustPoint (www.globaltrustpoint.com) from Zertificon.

Increased flexibility for configuration and administration

The new version, 4.0, of these two solutions is even more user friendly than the predecessors. It contains a new data model for the administration of both internal and external mandators, domains, groups and users. This enables a considerably more flexible configuration of these, as the majority of the settings, policies, keys and certificates can be set at each level of the model. Release 4.0 also offers flexible administration of multiple key-certificate pairs and their management policies; these define, for example, when and which keys or certificates should be issued, recalled and deleted for respective people.

A further new feature is that Z1 SecureMail now exports user certificates optionally into arbitrary LDAP directories (e.g. Customer Public Corporate Directories) and/or into the “Z1 Global Trust Point” public certification portal. This provides the advantage for the customer that the operation of an own certificate directory is avoided. The Z1 Global Trust Point allows communication partners to call certificates via LDAP. Z1 SecureMail automatically downloads foreign certificates in the same way, thus avoiding the need for a manual exchange. Zertificon provides these Global Trust Point Service to customers free of charge.

There is also the option to centrally attach a disclaimer to all outgoing e-mails. This can be adapted to different recipient and sender domains and groups. Multiple disclaimers and various languages are also supported and digital signatures are not impaired by this new feature. The new update is rounded off by various features that ensure a greater degree of user friendliness, such as more efficient support of e-mail aliases for internal users.]