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PGP Desktop Email

PGP Desktop Email

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PGP Desktop Email provides your enterprise with an automatic, transparent encryption solution for securing internal and external confidential email communications on desktops and laptops.

Email is the most important business communications system in the world, enabling organisations to efficiently interact with customers, clients, and business partners. Yet unprotected email poses a critical risk to an enterprise’s most sensitive data: customer information, financial data, trade secrets, and other proprietary information. Exposure of this information to unauthorized parties can result in financial loss, legal ramifications, and brand damage.

With PGP Desktop Email, organisations can minimize the risk of a data breach and comply with partner and regulatory mandates for information security and privacy.

Key Features:
  • Easy, automatic operation. Protects sensitive email without changing the user experience.</il>
  • Enforced security policies. Enforce data protection automatically with centrally managed policies.
  • Accelerated deployment. Achieves end-to-end email encryption using the existing infrastructure.
  • Reduced operation costs. Results from centralized automation of email encryption policies.

PGP Desktop Email also enables users to encrypt and compress files for sharing or backup using:
  • PGP Virtual Disk. For secure storage, PGP Virtual Disk enables storage of files and folders in a single encrypted file that is used like a removable disk drive.
  • PGP Zip For storing backups or sharing files, PGP Zip stores files and folders in a single, encrypted and compressed file.
  • PGP Self-Decrypting Archive For email recipients without encryption software, senders can create a Self-Decrypting Archive that automatically executes and decrypts files for recipients without encryption software after their successful authentication.

As a PGP Encryption Platform–enabled application, PGP Desktop Email can be deployed with PGP Universal Server for central management of existing policies, users, keys, and configurations. This solution expedites deployment and enables consistent policy enforcement. In combination with other PGP encryption applications, PGP Desktop Email provides multiple layers of security.
Supported Operating Systems
* Microsoft Windows 7 (all 32-bit and 64-bit editions)
* Microsoft Windows Vista (all 32-bit and 64-bit versions, including Service Pack 1)
* Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Service Pack 1 and 2)
* Microsoft Windows XP Professional 32-bit (Service Pack 1, 2 and 3)
* Microsoft Windows XP Professional 64-bit (Service Pack 2)
* Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 and 3)
* Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 (requires attached keyboard)
* Microsoft Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4)
* Mac OS X 10.4.x, 10.5.x and 10.6 (Intel & Power PC)


* English
* German
* Japanese

Authentication Options

* OpenPGP RFC 4880 keys
* X.509 keys

Messaging Protocols

* POP3
* Lotus Notes

Messaging Security Standards

* OpenPGP RFC 4880
* S/MIME v3 RFC 2633
* X.509 v3

Supported Email Clients

* Microsoft Outlook 2007 SP1 (Outlook 12)
* Microsoft Outlook 2003 SP3
* Microsoft Outlook XP SP3
* Microsoft Windows Mail 6.0.6000.16386
* Microsoft Outlook Express 6 SP1
* Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0
* Lotus Notes 6.5.6, 7.0.3, 8.0.2 and 8.5
* Novell GroupWise 6.5
* Apple Mail 2.1.1 and 3.4
* Microsoft Entourage 2008

Supported IM Clients

* AOL Instant Messenger 5.9x, 6.5.5 for Windows
* Trillian 3.1 for Windows (Basic and Pro)
* Apple iChat 3.1.x, 4.0 for Mac OS X

Symmetric Key Algorithms

* AES (up to 256-bit keys)
* TripleDES
* Twofish


* SHA-2 (up to 512-bit hashes)
* SHA-1
* MD5
* RIPEMD-160

Public Key Algorithms

* Diffie-Hellman
* DSA (1024-bit keys only)
* RSA (up to 4096-bit keys)

Centralized Management Requirements

* PGP Universal™ Server

*PGP Universal Server requires a dedicated server.
Two-Factor Authentication

PGP® Desktop Email recognizes and works with the following:

* DoD Common Access Cards (CACs) with the ActivCard Gold 2.0 profile
* Oberthur Technologies ID-One Cosmo 64 V5.2D personal identification verification (PIV) smart cards
* Athena Smart Card Solutions smart cards, including the ASEKey USB token
* AET SafeSign smart cards, including ASEKey 1.0
* Axalto (formerly Schlumberger) smart cards, including the Cryptoflex 32K
* SafeNet smart cards, including iKey 2032
* Aladdin smart cards, including eToken PRO USB 16K, 32K, and 64K
* GemPlus smart cards, including SafesITe and GemXpresso Pro, using GemSafe Libraries 4.2.0-015 (Gold)

PGP Desktop Email also recognizes and works with smart cards from other vendors, if the vendor includes a standards-based PKCS-11 library in its software drivers.