Let's Encrypt with Xeams!
Secure Sockets Layer, more commonly known as SSL is a key system that authenticates, secures, and encrypts websites by installing a valid SSL certificate to a web server. SSL certificates help create a secure connection by using the HTTPS protocol between servers and clients in order to protect any sensitive information that occurs when a user is browsing a website. In addition to websites, it provides email encryption to softwares, and email attachments.
Consider a scenario where a person is purchasing an item from a website and having it shipped to their home. If the website has a valid SSL certificate, the information the user shares on that site such as, log in credentials, address, and credit card details are protected by the public and private keys the SSL certificate uses to encrypt and decrypt their personal information.
SSL certificates provide internet users a sense of trust and peace of mind that their information will remain secure while browsing a website. Why not maintain that same level of security to your internal and external online communications?
Ensure your messages are securely protected from prying eyes and hackers by installing an SSL certificate to your email server as well. This will provide email encryption to your mail software.
Xeams and Let's Encrypt
In the latest update of Xeams, Synametrics Technologies has introduced the integration of Let's Encrypt, a free automated open source certificate authority.
While most Certificate Authorities charge hundreds of dollars with cumbersome steps to install SSL certificates, is integration allows users to install an SSL certificate on their email server for free in a few simple and quick steps.
Benefits of Securing your Email Server with Let's Encrypt and Xeams
Ease of Use
Most certificate instructions require you to run command line programs that are not user friendly. With Let's Encrypt and Xeams, simply log into Xeams' Admin Console, with a few simple mouse clicks and domain and hostname verification you will be issued an SSL certificate for your email server.
Typically, emails are sent in plain text. As previously mentioned SSL uses a set of public and private keys to encrypt and decrypt sensitive information. By installing an SSL certificate on your email server, emails are carried sent out and encrypted with a public key. Once they reach their destination, they are decrypted with a private key.
Prevents Man in the Middle Attacks
Messages pass through several servers before they reach the intended recipient. These servers can be vulnerable to intruders looking to intercept messages. SSL encrypts these messages preventing emails from being viewed by anyone other than the messages intended audience.
Since SSL confirms the identity of both the sender and recipient by using public keys to authenticate their identities. This can prevent spoofing or sending messages to the wrong person.
Provides Trust and Builds a Positive Reputation
SSL provides senders and receivers with a sense of security that the messages they send across the internet remain private and secure during their journey. By installing an SSL certificate on your company's email server, your customers and employees will trust that you are doing everything in your power to protect their data and sensitive information in turn boosting your company's reputation. Thanks to SSL, email encryption is now possible to add into the mail software and allow users to send ecrypted secure email, as well as encrypted email attachments.
Needless to say, no one wants to disclose their email conversations private or not or spend a lot of time and money keeping their messages private and secure.
Let's Encrypt your emails for free today with Xeams!
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||May 6, 2019
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