Because of the speed and convenience it offers, e-mail has become an instrumental part of day-to-day business processes. Yet as widely as it is used today, e-mail cannot fully serve as a business-commerce platform.
Simply put, e-mail lacks assurance. Messages and attachments traveling across networks and the Internet can be easily opened or altered. This means that the parties cannot be certain that their communication is protected from interception and tampering.
This lack of assurance prevents organizations from using e-mail as a business-commerce platform to conduct negotiations or contractually obligate parties. Rather, businesses must revert to less efficient processes, such as courier service, when communications require a higher level of security and assurance.
Now, as organizations respond to regulatory requirements, customer demands for data privacy and increased competitive pressures, there is a growing demand for secure e-mail. The need is especially strong in key industries, including the insurance, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and legal sectors.
With the KOBIL GmbH Secure e-Mail technology application, enterprises can help ensure the privacy and integrity of e-mail communications without compromising end-user convenience. In turn, e-mail can be incorporated into trusted e-business processes, helping to shorten transaction times and reduce business process costs.