AT&T unveils managed encryption

AT&T has unveiled a new set of managed encryption services to help companies prevent data loss and comply with electronic storage regulations.

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AT&T has unveiled a new set of managed encryption services to help companies prevent data loss and comply with electronic storage regulations.

AT&T Encryption Services include encryption for email and attachments in Outlook, Outlook Express, Lotus Notes, BlackBerry and Webmail.

There is also an email gateway that enforces enterprise encryption policies and uses standards such as PKI, X.509 and S/MIME, and an encrypted email exchange that lets businesses create different groups to help secure messages sent among members in individual departments.

Tools to encrypt entire folders or network drives are included in the services, alongside a document delivery application that uses a trusted email standard to securely send sensitive documents.

AT&T said it would centrally deploy and manage the services, and it will integrate with antivirus, antispam and archiving services. Pricing plans for the encryption services were not immediately available.

Businesses have been increasingly encrypting more of their data in order to meet the data protection standards mandated by banking, healthcare and retail regulations.


Last year, AT&T launched a managed firewall service and a managed service aimed at heightening protection for IP VPNs. Earlier this year, the company debuted its Business in a Box service that acts as a converged voice and data service for small businesses, and which provides either hosted or premises-based options.

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