E-mail Encryption: It's easier than you think

In order to properly secure confidential information -- everything from trade secrets to financial data and personal identity information -- corporations need policy-based e-mail encryption.

But securing data in motion hasn’t yet achieved critical mass. In a March survey of e-mail decision makers at more than 400 large enterprises, Proofpoint asked respondents what percentage of e-mail that should be encrypted is actually being sent that way. On average, the answer is “less than half.” Furthermore, a quarter of respondents said they “don’t know” the answer to the question.

Even though 35% of survey respondents said they intend to deploy a policy-based encryption solution, concerns around administrative burdens, infrastructure costs, ease-of-use and effectiveness have made some organizations hesitant to take the plunge.



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