"Organizations are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential for data loss due to the rapid growth of employee-owned devices. The ability to manage these devices and enforce native security functions are definitely moving up in the requirements list," says Leif-Olof Wallin, Research VP, Gartner.
"mobilEncrypt ENDPOINT addresses a major concern that IT managers have had since iPhones and iPads made their way into the corporate environment," says Michael Ginsberg, CEO , Echoworx. "These devices do not have comprehensive security, and the email content is difficult to encrypt given the design of the operating systems. We've solved the problem with a solution that's powerful for the enterprise and easy-to-use for the employee."
He notes that typical email encryption offerings to date do not allow users to encrypt outgoing messages and/or require them to log in to a portal to read encrypted messages. "What we are talking about with mobilEncrypt ENDPOINT is a native email experience that lets you compose, send, download and read messages on your device. It doesn't require any additional email components because it works on top of what you have already."
mobilEncrypt ENDPOINT is backed by a comprehensive public key infrastructure (PKI) credential management platform and globally recognized Certificate Authority. Echoworx is a member of the Microsoft Root CA Program and is waiting on the Apple Root Certificate Program. Through a central management console, IT managers can revoke or suspend the user's credentials, issue keys and digital IDs, all over-the-air, without having to get physical access to the device.
mobilEncrypt ENDPOINT features and functionality:
# All messages are received and stored encrypted on the device # The credentials are stored encrypted on the device in the native keychain # Encrypted data will not be compromised if the device is lost, stolen or hacked # Secure messages are stored in the native device inbox and sent messages are available for archiving # Draft messages are automatically saved # Enterprise users can send encrypted messages to anybody # Non-mobilEncrypt users pick up encrypted messages from a secure pick up center # Enables strong authentication with a local key and a password # Issues PKI X.509 certificates that are backed by a globally recognized Certificate Authority # Easy to use enterprise tools for bulk enrolling users, revoking certificates, key recovery, password recovery, and customized branding
The application will be available through the iTunes store as of September 30,