Critical Path has announced a suite of secure messaging services designed to help enterprises protect information assets such as engineering drawings, financial documents and legal agreements transferred over the Internet.
The new services are the first step in Critical Path's plan to become a "trusted messaging institution", says chief security officer Mike Serbinis.
"We're at the Pony Express stage of the Post Office in terms of moving to a new trusted messaging environment," Serbinis said. "Enterprise customers need someone to look at the end-to-end communication.
Serbinis said the technologies used to create a secure messaging environment - encryption, antispam, antivirus, digital certificates and public-key infrastructure - must be transparent to end users and easy to use. Corporate customers also need security to encompass communications that happen anywhere, anytime and on any device.
To meet these needs, Critical Path is offering three new secure Web-mail services based on the Secure Socket Layer standard. The so-called InScribe Secure File Services include:l Web Courier, which enables users to send secure messages via a Web browser.l Virtual Hard Drive, which allows users to store documents in private or public folders on the Web and access them from a Web browser.l Team Workspace, a file sharing and collaboration service that offers document management, version control, access control and discussion groups.