Enlocked™, Inc. has announced its next generation secure email encryption solution that brings military-grade email security to small businesses and independent professionals, without any of the complexities of traditional encryption technologies.
Users have become increasingly aware of the threat to their privacy, a result of mounting disclosures of data breaches and government monitoring. Despite that, email encryption has remained a cumbersome method to prevent the interception of secure digital communications and to comply with privacy laws.
The latest release of Enlocked encrypts and decrypts messages locally on the user’s computer, tablet or smartphone with a key that can only be unlocked with the user’s secure passphrase – a passphrase that even Enlocked will never know. Messages are then sent over users’ own email services, so Enlocked never sees the unencrypted content. This means no one gaining access to a user’s email inbox, not even an email service provider or a government entity with a court order, can read Enlocked-secured messages.
Enlocked makes using email encryption as easy as sending any other email, with versions available as a browser-based client which requires no installation, called Enlocked Anywhere™, as a plug-in for popular email clients including Google Gmail and Microsoft Outlook, or as an app for Apple or Android mobile devices. To send a secure email, just draft and address it as with any other message, and then press the “Send Secure” button when ready. There is no need to exchange keys in advance, or even to notify users that you will be sending a secure message. Recipients, even first time users of Enlocked, are able to quickly read messages after confirming their identity.
“With its next generation of secure email services, Enlocked has brought to market the easiest way for doctors, attorneys, accountants and other business people who must send private information to patients, clients or customers; to be certain that it will be seen solely by the designated recipients,” said Peter Swire, professor in the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology, who also served recently on President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.
“This level of privacy is critical today not simply to comply with more stringent regulations and privacy laws but to better contend with the expanding rash of security breaches. Mounting evidence indicates smaller businesses are more vulnerable to such intrusions. Enlocked effectively reduces their exposure,” said Swire, one of the framers of the HIPAA rules when he served as chief counselor for privacy in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget during the Clinton administration.
Modern healthcare involves the exchange of sensitive health issues and billing details with patients, other providers, and payers. Enlocked not only makes the secure email exchange of this private information easier and quicker, it also complies with HIPAA requirements for privacy of electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).
“HIPAA regulations made secure e-mail inevitable,” said Jo Thomas, office manager of Idaho Falls, Idaho-based Zohner Neuro Psychiatric Services. “Our doctors needed a safe yet simple way to get reports and dictation emailed to transcriptionists outside the office. We looked at a number of options and found Enlocked to be the least complicated and very affordable. I would not hesitate to recommend Enlocked to other providers,” Thomas said.