Secure Email – Digitally Sign Encrypt Emails
GlobalSign PersonalSign Certificates use S/MIME technology to allow users to digitally sign and encrypt email.
Digitally signing an email proves authorship and prevents tampering, assuring the email recipient that the email came from you, not an imposter, and that the content of the email has not been altered in transit.
Encrypting email ensures message privacy and keeps sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands.
Secure Email is achieved using GlobalSign’s Digital Certificate solution called PersonalSign. PersonalSign Certificates are cryptographic signing certificates that bind your verified, physical identity to the certificate so recipients of email messages can verify that the email actually came from you.
Digitally Signed Email:
Proves authorship prevents tampering
Ensures message privacy
How it Works
Utilizing the S/MIME Protocol
GlobalSign’s PersonalSign Certificates employ the Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) protocol to digitally sign or encrypt emails. S/MIME Encryption provides message integrity, authentication, privacy via data encryption, and non-repudiation via digital signatures. Most mail clients support S/MIME, such as Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Lotus Notes, and Mulberry Mail. For a detailed summary of S/MIME compatibility between email clients, please see our S/MIME White Paper.
Secure Email for the Enterprise- Managing Multiple Certificates
For organizations looking to implement an enterprise-wide secure email solution, Managed PKI is the answer to managing multiple PersonalSign Certificates for S/MIME. Managed PKI offers simplified deployment options and full Certificate management capabilities, so administrators can issue, renew, reissue, and revoke PersonalSign Certificates throughout their organizations. Managed PKI offers significant cost savings over purchasing individual PersonalSign Certificates and robust reporting features allow organizations to monitor Certificate activity from one centralized account.