AT&T Launches Encryption Services to Help Businesses Secure E-Mail and
AT&T Expands Managed Security Services Portfolio
San Antonio, Texas, June 3, 2008
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has announced the availability of managed security
services that help businesses better protect their data - AT&T
Encryption Services SM. This offer is designed to help protect companies
from data loss and leakage while also addressing regulatory-compliance
concerns, the non-repudiation of data and privacy issues.
AT&T Encryption Services, the most recent addition to AT&T's enterprise
security portfolio, is focused on the protection of information by
providing encryption services and management of digital signatures "in
Some of the capabilities of AT&T Encryption Services include e-mail
confidentiality to help prevent unauthorized parties from accessing
critical messages and attachments, authentication of the e-mail sender,
as well as non-repudiation: a validation of the integrity of the e-mail
message and its contents that ensures the recipient that the message was
The AT&T Encryption Services portfolio has additional features
* Encrypted Mail: Developed to encrypt e-mail messages and
attachments on the personal computer, this offer supports Outlook,
Lotus Notes, Outlook Express, BlackBerry and Webmail.
* Encrypted Mail Gateway: An enterprise policy-management filter
transparently determines whether e-mail should be encrypted. It
features industry-trusted encryption standards such as PKI, X.509
and S/MIME and includes a message-pickup center for
* Encrypted Mail Exchange: This enables businesses to establish
groups within a message-exchange platform, which provides full
encryption services for e-mail and e-mail attachments. This is
designed for organizations that need to secure messaging for
distinct groups within the organization, such as human resources
and accounting. It features audit trail reports and compliance
with Industry Auditing Rules and Regulations.
* Encrypted Documents: This feature establishes the secure exchange
of sensitive information between an individual and a user group by
encrypting folder or network drives and all of the data contained
within them. The Encrypted Documents feature reduces internal data
leakage and theft of confidential data, as well as provides
compliance with industry regulations when handling confidential
* Encrypted Document Delivery: This offer provides the functionality
to replace regular postal communications used for statements,
invoices and notices with secure, signed and trusted e-mail
messages and statement notifications. This is an end-to-end signed
and encrypted document-delivery application that allows
organizations to reduce operational costs and safeguard their
client identities from statement theft and password interception.
"Data protection and loss prevention is becoming increasingly critical
for businesses of all sizes with data breaches costing organizations
more and more each year," said S. Dale McHenry, vice president,
Enterprise Network Services, AT&T. "AT&T's managed security services
provide businesses with the tools and resources that they need to
securely handle their data, helping to enforce data privacy and save
money with the electronic transfer of documents."
AT&T's managed security services portfolio is centered on the principles
of delivering and leading the market with in-the-cloud security
solutions to help enterprises reduce costs and remove the dependency on
hardware and software. AT&T's strategy for security is to provide a
"defense in depth" approach to security, with features built into the
various network layers, applications and supporting processes.
AT&T Security and Business Continuity Services deliver a suite of
solutions to help assess vulnerabilities, protect infrastructure, detect
attacks, respond to suspicious activities and events and design
enterprise networking environments for nonstop operations. More
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