Echoworx

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Echoworx
Type Private
Industry Email encryption, data encryption
Founded 2000
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people CEO and president: Michael Ginsberg
COO: Harry Enchin
Products Email privacy
Email encryption
Website http://www.echoworx.com/

Echoworx, an email encryption software company, is based in Toronto, Canada, with offices in Atlanta and London.[1] As a certificate authority,[2] Echoworx is a member of both the Microsoft Root Certificate Program [3] and Apple Root Certificate Program.[4] Echoworx operates several data centers, including locations in the United States[5] and Europe.[6]

History[edit]

Founded in 2000, Echoworx is headed by its CEO and president Michael Ginsberg, formerly the CEO of CertaPay, an email money transfer technology company.[7]

In December 2005, AT&T was one of the first telecommunications companies in the United States to white-label and provide Echoworx encryption services to its subscribers.[8]

Verizon Communications, a Dow 30 company which delivers broadband and other communication to wireline and wireless customers, launched encrypted email products in December 2005.[9][10]

British Telecom is a leading provider of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries.[11] British Telecom launched BT Secure Mail and Encrypted Message Exchange (BT EMX) based on public key infrastructure (PKI) in October 2007.[12]

MessageLabs, a provider of integrated messaging and web security services, launched Echoworx policy based encryption [13] and was later acquired by Symantec in October 2008.[14]

Apptix is an  application service provider (ASP) technology company providing hosted business services (or software as a service)) for small and medium-sized businesses. It provided Apptix Secure Mail powered by Echoworx as part of its Hosted Email Security Services portfolio. It launched the service in April 2010.[15]

Hostway, an infrastructure-as-a-service provider, partnered with Echoworx to provide encryption services in 2011.[16]

The company's original priority was the small business market, but this has evolved to the enterprise and corporate market.

Products[edit]

Echoworx offers several products in the area of email encryption. Its products are offered both through direct sales and as a white-labelled product[17] through several partners. Major offerings include:

  • OneWorld - A policy-based email encryption solution designed to work with multiple platforms. OneWorld supports PGP, S/MIME and TLS, in addition to encrypted PDF attachments and a secure web portal.[18]
  • Encrypted Mail Gateway - A cloud-based solution that uses enterprise policies to encrypt emails[19]
  • Encrypted Message Exchange - A fully hosted secure web-based email portal[20]
  • mobilEncrypt - On-device email encryption for iOS, Android and BlackBerry products.[21] mobilEncrypt was response to a growing trend of BYOD policies in businesses[22]

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