SSL Certificates — A simple way to protect emails and documents
When it comes to digital communication channels email is still king. Even the emergence of highly popular social media platforms and instant messaging apps couldn’t dethrone the good, old-fashioned email from the top as it remains the most important and widely used online communication platform in the world.
Moreover, it still has plenty of room to grow. By the end of 2019, the number of global email users is expected to surpass the 2.9 billion mark. That’s over one-third of the worldwide population. This is great news for marketers and businesses trying to reach their audience via email, but it comes with a caveat.
With every third person likely to use an e-mail account, the number of hackings and data breaches will also increase significantly. The relentless cyber-thieves keep coming with ingenious methods to steal sensitive data. As a result, tens of millions of accounts are hacked every year.
Emails and MitM
One of the most dangerous hacking techniques in their arsenal is the man-in-the-middle attack. Hackers can eavesdrop on the conversations between two users then deliver false messages to one of the recipients that appear to be from the other.
Adopting the essential steps in avoiding man-in-the-middle attacks is easy. First, you should never open dubious attachments that may contain malware, but more importantly, you have to take a broad approach and encrypt all your correspondence.
Here’s where SSL Certificates come to the rescue.
Besides securing websites, they can also protect emails and messages with the same, advanced level of certificate and key encryption. Just like their website counterparts, Email/Documents SSL Certificates vary by price, validation method, and features.
SSL Certificates for emails and documents
In this article, I’ve carefully selected the best email encryption options on the market for personal use and business. Developed by the renowned Certificate Authority, Comodo, and branded as Comodo Personal Authentication Certificates (CPAC), these products encrypt and digitally sign email exchanges, Microsoft Office and OpenOffice company documents. They also provide users’ two-factor authentication as an additional safety layer.
No matter what email client you use, the CPAC SSL Certificates will easily fit in, as they are compatible with all the major platforms. Below you’ll find a quick review of affordable, yet powerful Email/Documents certificates:
Comodo CPAC Basic
For a highly affordable price, Comodo CPAC Basic will fully protect your email communications. Perfect for personal accounts and small businesses, this particular SSL product requires domain validation only. The issue time is just five minutes and the validity period up to two years. The certificate and key encryptions comply with the industry standards — up to 256-bit and 2048 bit respectively, ensuring you a high level of security and encryption
Comodo CPAC Pro
For a medium-sized company, Comodo CPAC Pro offers the best price-quality ratio. It’s easy to use and employ. Comodo CPAC Pro requires three validation steps, namely your first and last names, email address and domain control. It is issued within three business days and integrates seamlessly with all the major email clients.
Comodo CPAC Enterprise
Comodo CPAC Enterprise was designed with large companies in mind. It’s the high-end solution for encrypting and digitally signing emails and documents. It authenticates the domain name, verifies the identity and validates the organization’s details. Due to the extensive verification process, it may take up to 10 business days before it reaches the client.
Protecting email correspondence, whether personal or business, is of paramount importance.
Email communications will remain the most popular means of online communication for the foreseeable future. At the same time, malicious cyber attackers won’t magically disappear. Protecting your email correspondence, whether personal or business, is of paramount importance, and there is no better way to do it then with the custom designed Email/Messages SSL Certificates.