How Do Third-Party Email Security Services Help Navigate Cloud Limitations?
Customers assume you are protecting their data. And they trust you have adequate cybersecurity measures in place. But, while they expect strong security, like airtight encryption, to protect their data, they demand a customer-centric user experience. This can be a lot for most organizations to shoulder on their own.
Many out-of-the-box encryption services are provided as a free feature. But it’s important to remember these encryption “features” are just add-ons to bigger programs. This is where dedicated third-party encryptions solutions have clear advantages.
When you employ a third-party encryption service, you’re working with a dedicated partner. Encryption is all they do, and their team of experts and processes are specifically trained, accredited by cybersecurity auditors and dedicated to offering premium encryption services – without the distraction of other products. This means a resulting third-party encryption solution has more encryption options for your staff, more flexibility and a more customer-centric user experience.
In our post-GDPR world, where your data is stored and encrypted can mean the difference between compliance and shattering brand damage. When you work with a third-party encryption provider, you have the flexibility to choose where exactly your data is stored, processed and sent. With an out-of-the-box encryption system, you might be confined to one location – without the ability to shop around.
Take Echoworx, for example. Being based in Canada, with data centres in the US, the UK, Ireland and Mexico, Echoworx customers can choose whether they want their data to be stored or travel through countries which might possibly hinder GDPR compliance. Since Canada falls under PIPEDA, a privacy law which abides by MLATs, there is no risk of privacy-compromising eyes accessing data without cooperation with local EU authorities and GDPR conditions.
Agile third-party encryption providers are often more adaptable to changing consumer demands than add-on features of bigger programs. And, since they are dedicated solutions, all efforts are made to make sure they offer more than just the basics under the hood.
Echoworx’s Web Portal encryption services, for example, enable a user to encrypt and send a message, as with other encryption delivery methods. But they can also leverage additional options, like the ability to verify receipt of a message or recall messages they deem are at-risk. And, with their Single Sign On access, there is no need for a registration process.
You just don’t get that kind of detail with an add-on feature to a larger program. It’s like comparing a consumer auto with a Formula One race car. The consumer auto is created on the mass assembly line, whereas the race car is designed, part-by-part, by a dedicated team of professionals – which one would you choose?