Secure vs. Encrypted Email

Billions of emails are sent each day. Some are innocent and include nothing personal or private, while others contain incredibly sensitive information that is only meant for the sender and the recipient. Scammers are doing everything in their power to breach any vulnerable area within all online communications and email is a prime target.
 
So what should you do to make sure you have safe email communications at home and at work?
 
Let’s start by discussing email security. Those words, together, may appear incongruent in the wake of all the hacking and cyber attacks you frequently hear about these days, with many targeting email. While it may be the case in certain instances that email is not secure at all, it’s important to understand what secure email is versus encrypted email.

What is Secure Email?

When you log in to your email provider and send an email, it’s important to understand the journey that your email takes when you hit the send button. It starts with the device you send it on, whether that’s a laptop, iPhone, desktop, or any other apparatus. From there, it travels on the network of your email provider through an ISP (Internet Service Provider). It then goes to a server, where the plain text of your email is stored, and on to your recipient’s ISP and then to its final destination, the inbox of the device they’re using. You can call this “secure email” in that it may include a good, solid email security protocol along the way: a strong password for both sender and recipient, and anti-spam, anti-malware, and anti-virus software on the devices, servers, and networks involved. But even with a solid email security protocol, there are various ways to breach and steal your personal information. You may have a strong password, but it was shared or written down and someone found it. Maybe your anti-virus software wasn’t updated, leaving your communications vulnerable.

What is Encrypted Email?

When online communication is secure so that only the sender and the intended recipient can access the information, you have encrypted email
 
The reason it’s secure is due to the fact that encryption scrambles the message (and any documents attached) while it’s on the online journey already described. From the sender’s device to the networks, ISPs, and the receiver’s device, the plain text sent is jumbled into unrecognizable characters. Before the message is read, the receiver has to login to a link to get the message after it is decrypted. So you can look at encrypted email as an extra layer of security for your online email communications. 

How Gold Comet Can Help With Your Email Security

The team of experts at Gold Comet have years of experience in the email security field and will ensure your company is safe against online attacks. Our patented encryption system is designed to protect your information 24/7/365, while dormant, or when email servers are used. 
 
With an encrypted messaging system that is browser based, it’s easy to access and the best thing about Gold Comet is that your valuable information never leaves our highly secure servers, even when communicating with outside parties.
 
Contact us today to learn more about how the email security experts at Gold Comet can protect your company’s most important information from even the best online thieves.
 

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