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BT Adds Secure Messaging Services

BT launched two new encryption solutions that guarantee privacy to the strictest regulatory standards

LONDON -- BT today opened up the benefits of cost-effective online communications for businesses by launching two new encryption solutions that guarantee privacy to the strictest regulatory standards.

BT’s new Secure Mail and Encrypted Message Exchange (BT EMX) services will run on LogicaCMG's globally managed and dedicated ASP (application services provider) platform, allowing businesses to communicate directly with customers, employees and partners via secure email or internet portals. The technology, based on public key infrastructure (PKI), is designed to run on existing infrastructures. Businesses, previously hampered by privacy concerns enshrined in regulatory programs like the EU Data Protection Directive, can now slash costs and build new revenue-generating services by turning to secure and convenient online communications.

“Every business knows that online communication is fast, convenient and cost-effective,” says Ray Stanton, the global head of BT’s business continuity, security and governance practice. “But heavily regulated management teams, in industries like financial services, government and healthcare, have simply refused to risk exposing private details without watertight safeguards. Today we can finally offer businesses all the benefits without the unwanted risks.”

BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA)

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