Email Encryption: Top 10 things clients want
Cyber attacks and the stealing of sensitive data has been big business for hackers and cybercriminals. Especially due to the disruptive covid-19 pandemic that has pushed workers to work from home. The BYOD strategy has caused major concerns for businesses, and to the Managed Service Providers who are hired to protect them. It is not all bad news though, with the introduction of an advanced email encryption software. Today, more security layers are needed to be put in place in order to protect business data and communications.
Email Encryption: A must have
Let’s first talk about the (obvious) reasons as to why SMBs need email encryption. Firstly, to have the ability to securely share sensitive information. When using email, its not as secure as you would think, and offers no real privacy. Of course, we would need encryption in order to avoid data leaks that could ruin a small business. Whether its financial records, client information, or confidential information – all are at risk of being nabbed by hackers. Email compliance is crucial, especially for businesses operating within the EU, or doing business with those that are a part of the European Union due to GDPR regulations. SMBs that are caught violating GDPR requirements when it comes to protecting user information could be subject to major fines. Businesses have to be mindful when selecting an encryption software. The right software should be able to meet all, or most of the requirements set by the organization. It’s not just about price, there are plenty of factors that SMBs will consider when choosing the right service.
Businesses have to be mindful when selecting an encryption software. The right software should be able to meet all, or most of the requirements set by the organization. It’s not just about price, there are plenty of factors that SMBs will consider when choosing the right service.
Top 10: What clients want
We have researched the top 10 features that your clients are looking for when making their decision on encryption solution.
1 – The service must be easy to setup, preferably a cloud application. Also, there should be no real training required.
2 – It must work well with all email service providers and on all devices with wifi access.
3 – The encryption software must meet all compliance requirements set forth by both U.S and EU regulations.
4 – The service must be able to offer zero-step encryption. (The ability to auto-detect sensitive information.)
5 – Granular access controls, particularly the ability to control the expiration of the message, as well as the ability to revoke any individual message to any one specific individual.
6 – Advanced Reporting – they want to know the who, when they opened it, and what they did with it.
7 – Secure web forms templates. Particularly for law firms and medical offices.
8 – Seamless recipient experience – how their clients perceive them and their sensitive data is very important.
9 – Pre-defined policy rules “filters” – available healthcare, financial, state, and education.
10 – Branding : the ability to add custom branding to the secure messages.