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- Post Card Mentality Puts Business At Risk Everyday

- Encrypt or Face The Consequences -

UK, 1st June 2001, DespatchBox, a software company of applications for secure and managed business communications, today echoed concerns and recommendations by Euro MPs that business should encrypt email to prevent commercial snooping.

"Most businesses still remain unaware that email as a medium for communicating confidential information is insecure. Malicious interception, storage of emails, and network access make email as unsafe as communicating via a postcard." said: Jolyon Jago, CEO, DespatchBox. "The issue here is really that email was not designed as a business tool, it has made communicating very easy, but once you send an email you have no idea who has read it or where it has gone. Businesses need to bring back the standards and trust that existed with paper-based communications and ensure that electronic communications are secure, encrypted and managed. There are serious legal implications for businesses who inadvertently deliver sensitive information into the wrong hands." warned Jago.

DespatchBox's warning follows a report by Euro MP's that Echelon, a secret intelligence-gathering system, is being used to spy on European companies and individuals. The report advises users to encrypt emails in order to avoid their private information being analysed.

DespatchBox's aim has always been to make email a secure business tool without companies having to change the way they currently work. Public Key Infrastructure has long been established as the core technology to do this but has lacked the user-friendly interface. DespatchBox brings email packages we are used to using and PKI together in a 'off the shelf' application package. The solution, combines encryption, message tracking, proof of delivery/non repudiation, tamper-proofing, alerting, and audit trail functionality ensuring that all information exchanged is secure and 'legally admissible' in a court of law.


For immediate comment, please contact: Andrew Durkin, Mustard PR,
+44 (0) 1753 889100

About DespatchBox

DespatchBox is a Software Company providing applications for secure and managed communications. The applications control the sending, sharing and storage of information over the Internet. They can be adopted as an ASP service or delivered as an Enterprise Solution integrated into the Microsoft Environment enabling organisations to have a secure line of communications to all employees, clients and partners worldwide.

DespatchBox has developed a unique suite of secure managed solution designed to enable the uninhibited use of electronic networks facilitating an unparalleled ease of transition from paper-based communications, which has previously escaped e-security solution providers. The solutions seamlessly replicate the framework of trust that is understood in the paper-based world, bringing codes of practise and controls to Internet document management that support legal claims, allowing businesses to trust Internet communications. For further information, please visit:

For further DespatchBox press information, please contact:
Andrew Durkin
Mustard PR
Tel: + 44 (0)1753 889100
Fax: + 44 (0) 1753 889101
M: + 44 (0) 7887 998407

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