Email Encryption in the Cloud

Integration with Microsoft 365 and operating Z1 SecureMail Gateway in the cloud or on-premises

Z1 Solutions can be operated in the cloud or used with cloud-based services such as Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365). Z1 SecureMail Gateway for email encryption and Z1 SecureHub for secure exchange of even large files are available directly from the Azure Marketplace.

Don’t forget email encryption when moving mail to the cloud

Email encryption in the cloud

While many companies look to European data centers for security reasons when choosing a cloud provider for their email infrastructure, they often ignore the fact that email is transported through networks outside the cloud and is insecure without encryption.

Regardless of where you operate your mail infrastructure, you only protect your communication by encrypting the content. Your business emails are always at risk of being intercepted during transmission and read by cybercriminals, industrial spies or secret services. And also the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which also prescribes the protection of personal data when sending by e-mail, still applies.It is therefore good to know that Zertificon’s encryption solutions are cloud-ready. Many of our customers already use our Z1 encryption solutions in the cloud or in hybrid environments.

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Z1 SecureMail Gateway for email encryption and Z1 SecureHub for secure exchange of even large files are available on the Azure Marketplace. Run our encryption software as an instance directly in Azure or alternatively in your own cloud or hybrid cloud solution. The encryption solutions are virtualized and can be operated in the usual virtualization infrastructures such as VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix XEN.

We support a wide range of modes of operation. Talk to us, we are certain to meet all your requirements!

Email encryption with Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)

How do Z1 solutions work with Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)?

Zertificon’s Z1 SecureMail Gateway can be easily integrated with Microsoft 365 or Office 365. It does not matter whether you also run the gateway in the cloud or on-premises. Even hybrid scenarios, where only a few mailboxes are initially moved to the cloud, are supported with Z1 SecureMail Gateway.

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Email encryption with anti-spam and anti-virus through Exchange Online Protection (EoP)

For security reasons, the technical possibilities of the cloud are sometimes at the expense of less flexibility in configuration. Thus, mail routing with Microsoft 365 is fundamentally different from previous practice. Different connectors have to be served, ports are closed by Mircosoft. Among other things, this makes the integration of anti-virus and anti-spam products very problematic.

For this purpose, Microsoft offers Exchange Online Protection (EoP), a complete anti-spam and anti-virus solution out-of-the-box as part of the Microsoft 365 packages. So while solutions offering email encryption combined with anti-spam and anti-virus functionality can be challenging, the actual email encryption with EoP works smoothly. Z1 SecureMail Gateway is already widely used by our customers with EoP for protection against viruses, spyware, ransomware and spam.

We advise our customers to avoid 3rd party AV/AS solutions under normal circumstances. EoP is state-of-the-art in terms of security and highly accepted in the IT security community. It is also cost-effective, as it is already included in your Microsoft 365 license.

Contact us now for your email encryption solution in the cloud

For individual advice on email encryption, whether in the cloud, on-premises or as a hybrid solution, contact us now. We are happy to help you!