Detailed information about abylon CRYPTMAIL

Why should you encrypt emails with abylon CRYPTMAIL:

Emails have decisively changed communication in recent years. Almost everyone now has at least one email address. Thus it is obvious that a large part of the private and business letters find their way over the worldwide data network. But here lies the danger, the email is comparable with a postcard and can be easily intercepted and spied on the way to the receiver.

How to encrypt emails and attachments with abylon CRYPTMAIL:

With abylon CRYPTMAIL encrypted emails can be easily created and sent. Only the owner of the private key (HYBRID system) or the correct password (SYMM system) can open and read these e-mails, for any other person the content remains locked.

The AddIn for Outlook (from Outlook 2000 / not Outlook Express) allows with one click the encryption, decryption, signature or verification of your data. For encryption, both the SYMM system with password entry and the HYBRID system (PKCS standard) using X.509 certificates are supported. So-called Secure Message Envelops (SME) are offered for business use, whereby the signature with your certificate and the encryption with the recipient's public keys are carried out in one step.

Alternatively an additional interface for signing and / or encrypting emails is offered for all other email clients with MAPI connection.

Email Encryption Features:

  • Full integration in MS Outlook
  • Symmetric and asymmetric encryption (SYMM and HYBRID systems)
  • Supported secrets (keys) for encryption:
    • SYMM-System:
      • Password via keyboard
      • Memory and processor smart cards (recommended)
      • External storage media (e.g. USB sticks)
      • CDs/DVDs
      • 4 eye system (4Eye system)
    • HYBRID-System:
      • X.509 Software certificates
      • Certificates on smart cards or USB tokens
  • PasswordScrambler and image input: Anti-Keylogger function by hacking the password input and using image objects for cryptic password sequences.
  • Secure Message Envelops (SME): Encryption and signature in one step
  • Supported encryption algorithms: Blowfish with a key length of 448 bit or AES with a key length of 256 bit
  • Encrypted storage: The storage of encrypted messages is possible in the mailbox, so that these encrypted messages remain stored
  • Alternative decryption: The encrypted messages are sent as an attachment and can be easily saved to disk. There the decryption of the email messages is for example possible with the free tool abylon READER.
  • Additional interface: Interface for all email clients with MAPI connection
  • 64-bit support: Windows 8 and Outlook from 2010

NOTE: abylon CRYPTMAIL is included in the functionality of the software suite abylon ENTERPRISE

Email encryption system requirements:

  • Processor: Pentium (or comparable)
  • Main memory: 256 MByte RAM
  • Free hard disk space approx. 25 MByte
  • Optional Microsoft Outlook (from Outlook 2000 / not Outlook Express)
  • screen resolution: min. 1024x600 Pixel
  • Optional smart card reader or USB token

Supported standards:

  • CAPI (Microsoft Crypt API),
  • PKCS#7 (Cryptographic Message Syntax Standard)
  • PKCS#11 (Cryptographic Token Interface Standard)
  • PKCS#12 (Personal Information Exchange Syntax)
  • RSA
  • PC/SC
  • RC4, Blowfish, AES, 3DES...
  • X.509 v3 Certificates
  • Microsoft Certificate Database

Technical Information about abylon CRYPTMAIL (Email Encryption):

  • Installation and uninstallation routine
  • Certificates (X.509 v3) can be generated
  • Driver for smart card reader or USB token has to be installed separately