Z1 SecureMail Gateway 2.1 Checks Certificates In Real-Time
Zertificon Solutions just released version 2.1 of the Z1 SecureMail Gateway. The so called “virtual admin office” protects corporate e-mail traffic with centralized cryptography and electronic signature from being manipulated and spied out. The server-based solution contains a certificate management that now also supports the OCSP protocol. This enhancement enables verification of external certificates in real-time and is an increase of the security level.
The Online Certificate Service Protocol (OCSP) is the emerging standard for the validation of certificates at trust centers. With the disposal of OCSP the common use of steadily growing Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) and databases with expired certificates obsolete. This new way of certificate validation is faster, every time up-to-date and receives a security level which could not be achieved by manual verification by the PC user.
Version 2.1 of the Z1 SecureMail Gateway now also contains a statistic module that e.g. shows how many e-mail messages went in and out, how many of them were encrypted and / or signed, which standard was used (PGP or S/MIME).
Thus the statistic module monitors the increasing use of central encryption and electronic signature. Free and unlimited test version 2.1 is available on the companies website.
About Zertificon Solutions:
The Berlin/Germany based specialist develops software and solutions for secure electronic business processes and communication. Zertificon Solutions markets security software which aim on a superior convenience in administration through qualified reseller or consultants and within projects.
The core product, Z1 SecureMail Gateway, protects the complete e-mail traffic of an organization via server-based encryption and electronic signature. The company offers security services for IT systems like system integration, software development and consulting within its competence areas “Secure eMail”, PKI & SmartCards and Open-Source Security.