Cyber security firm Beyond Encryption launched a series of updates to its secure email service, Mailock®.
Among them is the introduction of an integrated text service, often referred to as two-factor authentication. The facility allows the sender to input their intended recipient’s mobile number, to whom a unique access code is issued allowing access to the email message and any attachments.
The enhancement is believed to be the first system of its type to offer ‘secondary authentication’ to all platform users, not just larger corporations.
Mailock already allows its users to verify their intended recipients ID by way of a ‘challenge’ in much the same way as the telephony banking experience we are all familiar with.
Beyond Encryption has also introduced a range of updates to simplify user experience. The changes mean recipients of Mailock emails can now access the secure email message in a matter of seconds via a web browser. The sender can be sure that only their intended recipient can access the message content. Once the intended recipient has verified their identity and opened the communication the sender is informed accordingly, providing a robust audit trail and increasing sales efficiency.
The recipient can also reply securely, including attachments, helping businesses that use Mailock to accelerate their customer communications and sales processes. This feature attracts no additional cost.
“We’re all very familiar with the concept of shared security questions being used to verify our identity when we call our banks but we wanted to ensure that all our users could also use the SMS authentication code system so that individuals and SMEs can be robust in their approach to Digital Recorded Delivery.”Paul Holland, CEO of Beyond Encryption
Anthony Rafferty, managing director at Origo, said: “Securing emails needs to become part of the natural process of messaging, and making the process as easy as possible for sender and recipient is essential. SMS authentication is a sophisticated and flexible verification process for both businesses and individuals. As the industry’s fintech company, we strongly believe provision of email security will rapidly become the norm and should be on the agenda of senior management in all businesses going forward.”
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