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Zertificon presents Z1 SecureMail Gateway 4.4

(PresseBox) (Berlin, ) Zertificon Solutions GmbH (www.zertificon.com), the leading software company for e-mail security solutions, has announced the release of the new 4.4 version of its product Z1 SecureMail Gateway. It contains significant technical improvements which further optimise secure e-mail communication while making the product more user friendly. The Z1 SecureMail Messenger and Z1 Backbone CertServer components are also being launched as part of the new release.

Z1 SecureMail Gateway is the central server solution for e-mail encryption and signatures. The PKI-based e-mail encryption is based on the two internationally established standards, S/MIME and OpenPGP, and requires digital certificates. Private and public keys of internal users are automatically generated, managed and, if necessary, published. Z1 Backbone CertServer takes care of the automatic management and validation of external certificates. Password-based encryption using WebSafe and via PDF containers is implemented through the messenger components of Z1 SecureMail Gateway. This means that confidential exchanges are possible with anyone, even without PKI.

The current version of Z1 SecureMail Gateway now supports Debian 6.0 (Squeeze). Alongside various optimisations in terms of functions, performance and usability, it is now possible to establish a simultaneous connection to several trustcenters with Z1 SecureMail Gateway. This enables different certificate authorities to be used in parallel within one client. For companies that use an internal Microsoft PKI, a connection is now available as standard. The settings can be easily configured using the GUI. The Z1 CA connector links to a "Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Service" (MS PKI). The CA connector enables X.509 certificates to be issued, revoked or declared invalid as automatically as possible.

In addition, disclaimer texts for outbound e-mails and status footers for inbound e-mails can now include HTML content ("text/html" encoding). "With the new features, we have once again responded to the desires and needs of our customers," explains Herbert Nebel, Managing Director at Zertificon Solutions GmbH.

More information about Zertificon products at: www.zertificon.com

Zertificon Solutions GmbH

Zertificon Solutions GmbH is an IT security software company based in Berlin, Germany. Since 1998, its focus has been on safeguarding electronic business processes over the Internet using server-based encryption and digital signatures. The portfolio consists of the Z1 SecureMail family, which comprises various solutions to protect all e-mail traffic for organisations of all sizes and industries. The leading-edge, award-winning products operate according to international standards and are characterised by ease of use and high cost-effectiveness. The Z1 Backbone CertServer software solution, a central system developed in-house for validating and managing public keys and certificates, completes the product range. Zertificon Solutions' clients include renowned organisations and companies from the fields of finance, automotive industry, healthcare, the public sector, industry and retail, as well as lawyers, accountants and many others.

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