|[June 20, 2014]
Giegerich & Partner: Improved Integration of Email Encryption in Company Setting
DREIEICH & FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany --(Business Wire)--
Some companies worry about introducing email encryption, due to
administration costs and lack of acceptance by the users. This was
confirmed by about 30 corporate participants at the first Business
Cryptoparty held by Giegerich & Partner and the QGroup in April.
With the updated 3.3 version of the gpg4o Add-In, Giegerich & Partner
has taken this into consideration and, while improving performance,
usability and security, has introduced numerous features which
facilitate integration into a corporate environment. gpg4o is based on
OpenPGP - one of the most widely used and safest cryptographic
techniques worldwide* - and has already had success in over 45 countries.
More control for admins, less steps for the user
gpg4o is now simplified for business user and can be remotely configured
via Microsoft (News - Alert) Policy Mnager, i.e. unnecessary functions can be switched
on/off for relevant user depending on the security level. Depending on
user groups, a large range of functions can be set via remote access
e.g. handling key material (create, delete, import, sign etc.), the
option to send public keys as well as handling key servers, pass phrases
and withdrawal certificates to withdraw a key.
The new version includes many innovations which simplify gpg4o. The
software now has a simplified trust setting (always trust) and imports
public keys automatically upon request. Often users value the seemingly
small adjustments. Many users asked to able to hide the send options
tool bar, which we implemented with version 3.3.
User acceptance is increased by conversion of the help function in gpg4o
3.3. Handbook, internet resources and contact details for support or
sales can now be accessed with a single button.
Security was also optimised in this new version: gpg4o will now
immediately report any improper changes to the underlying encryption
library. The possibility of adjusting the storage period of pass phrases
reduces the risk of abuse when the user is not logged in to the server
and improves usability since users don't have to immediately re-enter
An overview of selected new features is available: http://www.giepa.de/produkte/gpg4o/gpg4o-3-3/
or on our blog: http://www.giepa.de/roadmap-gpg4o-3-3/
* Source (News - Alert): gpg4o is based on the OpenPGP standard (58 % of encrypted data
traffic worldwide; source: © Prof. Norbert Pohlmann, Institute for
Internet Security - if(is), Westphalia University of Applied Sciences;
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