Digital Guardian Adaptive Mail Encryption (AME) offers classification driven, fully automated encryption of enterprise email content and attachments for Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes. Email sent across the enterprise from one Digital Guardian protected machine to another is transparently encrypted and decrypted by Digital Guardian without any required action by the sender or recipient. The process is driven by Digital Guardian’s recognition that the information in the email and or attachment is sensitive and policies are applied that activates the AES 256 byte encryption control.
AME uses patented data encryption and simplified key management technology to protect email content and attached files containing proprietary or sensitive information. Digital Guardian’s key management, storage and destruction are centralized for easy management and recovery for lost user/system access credentials. Emails are encrypted with a key using the Digital Guardian Server’s public key infrastructure. These emails can be opened on machines running the Digital Guardian Agent automatically as the Digital Guardian Agent and Server transparently authenticate with each other to exchange required keys. Emails sent to a partner or off-network address (a system that is not protected by Digital Guardian) are protected with AME’s “AES-256 ZIP” based encryption standard and password model. Original file names and extensions of attachments are retained with an added ticket ID and a .zip extension. The ZIP based encryption includes a lost password recovery capability and password delivery options including: send in the same email, send in a separate email, send as image attachment, or configured in advance as a standard password.
The Digital Guardian Adaptive Mail Encryption module extends Digital Guardian's comprehensive monitoring and control polices to perform on the fly, automated email encryption and capture the associated data usage and movement in a single integrated solution. AME provides: