A primary advantage of e-Courier is that it does not use the traditional email simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP). SMTP email, by its very nature, is very insecure and has a very restrictive functionality that simply cannot be changed. A significant issue with traditional email is that it is extremely difficult to secure once it leaves the sender’s organization, especially with external recipients that use different email systems. Furthermore, organizations that attempt to encrypt an outbound email can typically, at best, only offer security one way, meaning that the organization can send an encrypted email but recipients outside the organization cannot easily initiate encrypted communication with the organization. Often these secure email solutions are limited to offering a “reply only” capability. This restriction creates a security hole and will result in exposing sensitive information because users outside their organization will revert to using non secure email.
Even worse, these types of secure email solutions inherit all the other limitations that email has such as rejecting large file attachments, lack of the ability to expire emails and file attachments, no ability to recall emails sent in error and cannot reliably track the delivery status of emails and their file attachments.
e-Courier provides advantages when comparing its overall usability and features to traditional file sharing and portal solutions. File sharing and portal solutions remain very folder and file-centric which provide marginal value both from a security, flexibility and context prospective. They also score poorly on security because they have back-doors and typically do not provide the functionality to exchange standalone encrypted emails. Because of this, their users will revert to using non secure email to send sensitive information and risk exposing confidential information.
Client users of file sharing and portal solutions are placing files in folders that have limited or no control over who in an organization has access to the information. The client also has no control to establish a secure channel with a specific individual within in the organization and, as a result, will be reluctant to send or share sensitive information. These solutions also lack the flexibility for their subscribers to easily and quickly forward sensitive information to another party such as a banker. Instead they are limited to sharing file links which inevitably leads to exposing sensitive information because the message body of the email remains non encrypted.
e-Courier operates independent from a traditional email system and seamlessly solves the two way secure communication problem. e-Courier subscribers can create unlimited guest accounts free of charge, their guests can at any time initiate secure communication with an e-Courier subscriber while enjoying virtually symmetrical functionality.
e-Courier enables instant, confidential and secure communication in an easy to use interface and enhances productivity because of its courier-like feature. e-Courier enables the sharing of important files and messages, while controlling access to time sensitive information.
e-Courier is perfect for professional organizations that want to securely communicate with clients, stakeholders, shareholders, executives and decision makers which includes the following industries;
- Architecture and Engineering
- Any type of organization that exchanges sensitive information with their clients or stakeholders