Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Email privacy and trust

Email systems are a bit like sending a postcard through the mail, but where everyone handling it takes a photocopy of the message on its way from sender to recipient. Some email systems, like Gmail, go further and index the contents of the email so that they can be searched later, with somewhat relevant advertisements displayed by the side of the message.

By contrast, messages sent within our software are automatically encrypted in the app on the sender's computer desktop. Messages remain secure as they travel across the internet to the app on the computer belonging to the recipient and only then are the contents unscrambled so that they can be read, just by the intended recipient. We use the AES-256 algorithm, certified for use up to "Top Secret" classification!

We're building a system designed to give you both privacy and trust.