Get Started Today!  (813) 749-0895    SEARCH SITE

IT Professional Services and Business Continuity

Blog for IT Support and Managed Services in Tampa and Florida

Providing Business IT Support such as technical IT Helpdesk Support, Outsourced Computer Support, Technology Consulting, and Managed IT Services to small and medium-sized businesses in Tampa and Florida.

Tech Term: What Does “Encryption” Mean?

Tech Term: What Does “Encryption” Mean?

Email is a solution that needs to be protected, lest you expose important information to any onlookers while messages are in transit. Encryption is one of the key ways you can make sure that your messages are safe, but email hasn’t always used this method to secure messages. In fact, it wasn’t until relatively recently that encryption became a staple of the major email providers.

Why Encryption Matters
It’s important to keep in mind that email communications are not always private. Depending on whether or not the email provider offers encryption can potentially expose important information found within the message. The reason why you need encryption is simply because you would never want to expose this information to outside viewers under any circumstances. You would be doing your company a disservice, and potentially even be in violation of data privacy regulations (depending on your industry).

Either way, our point is that encryption is necessary if you want to avoid the ugly side of the Internet. This includes hackers of all kinds, who would stop at nothing to get past your business’ protections and steal information of value. It’s up to you to put measures in place to stop them in their tracks--before it’s too late.

How Email Encryption Works
Imagine for a moment that your emails are locked in a box. This box remains locked the second that it leaves your organization, and it will stay that way until it is received by someone who has the key. In this case, the recipient will have the key, and the box would be unlocked once it is received by them. In the event that the box is intercepted before it reaches its destination, whoever claims it will not be able to view its contents. This is essentially how encryption works.

The important thing to remember about encryption is that it needs to be an infrastructure-wide implementation. You can’t encrypt only messages that contain sensitive information, as this can potentially make you an even bigger target in the eyes of hackers. Therefore, you need to make sure that your encryption solution is all-encompassing so as to eliminate any risk associated with email security.

Does your business need email encryption? Symmetric Engineering Group can help by implementing an enterprise-level email encryption solution that takes into account all of your business needs. We can also provide other types of email security tools, including spam protection that limits exposure to dangerous entities. To learn more, reach out to us at (813) 749-0895.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment


Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week IT Services IT Support Managed IT Services Best Practices IT Infrastructure Management IT Companies in Tampa Technology Business Continuity Cloud Business Mobility IT Support Services Email Privacy Hackers Business IT Solutions Business Computing Malware I.T. Management IT Professional Services Microsoft Productivity Custom Business Solutions Internet Managed Service Provider Business IT Management IT Business Solutions Business Applications Outsourced IT Software Mobile Devices Hosted Solutions Technology Consultants Business IT Support Network Security Windows 10 Managed IT Android Managed IT Service in Florida Managed IT Service Ransomware Computer I.T. Support Windows Managed Services in Florida Backup Dynamic Solutions Data IT Risk Management IT Support Services in Tampa I.T. Services Disaster Recovery Google Data Backup User Tips Remote Monitoring Communication IT Outsourcing in Tampa IT Services in Florida Internet of Things Data Management Data Recovery Browser Small Business IT Support in Tampa Managed Services Smartphone IT Service Smartphones Cloud Computing Encryption Microsoft Office Hardware IT Managed Services Holiday Managed Services in Tampa Bay Workplace Tips Gmail Server Office 365 Firewall Upgrade Business Management Innovation Mobile Device Management Tampa IT Support Cybersecurity IT Services in Tampa BYOD App Artificial Intelligence Tech Companies in Tampa Network Phishing Vendor Management Social Media IT Outsourcing Business IT Support Services Mobile Device Save Money Apple Small Business IT Solutions Managed Service in Tampa Antivirus Operating System IT Outsourcing in Florida Data Computer Services Content Filtering IT Vendor Management Risk Management Collaboration Tip of the week Computer Networking Unified Threat Management IT Service Management IT Company Business Plan Word Efficiency Project Management Automation IT solutions Bring Your Own Device Settings Customer Relationship Management IT Management Services Wireless Technology Analytics Applications SaaS Data loss Hosted Solution Retail Data storage Passwords Telephone Systems Infrastructure Data Security Productivity Big Data Windows 10 Facebook Money Remote Computing Chrome Computer Hardware Repair Miscellaneous IT Company Robot WiFi IT Support Two-factor Authentication Tablet Managed IT Services Flexibility Budget User Error Compliance Maintenance Apps Bandwidth Monitors Paperless Office Business Technology Help Desk Augmented Reality Solid State Drive Regulations Recovery Presentation VoIP Network Congestion VPN The Internet of Things Licensing Virtual Reality Microsoft Virtual Server Hosting in Tampa and Florida Mobile Computing Training Administration Google Drive Document Management Computer Support HIPAA I.T. Company Website YouTube Computer Networking Services Virtual Desktop Scam Laptop Search Outlook Office Net Neutrality Business Application Computing communications Vulnerability Storage Mobile Security Unified Communications Mobility Virtual Private Network Managed IT Outsourcing Alert Virtualization IT Consulting Wireless LiFi Business Continuity Services Uninterrupted Power Supply IBM Saving Money IT Companies in Florida BDR IT Support Helpdesk Government Employer-Employee Relationship IT Management Service Customer Service Mouse Computer Network Services Digital Payment Redundancy Information Technology Office Tips End of Support Server Management Cryptocurrency User Data Warehousing Humor Cooperation Data Breach Hacks IT Support Companies in Tampa IT Tech Support Managed Service Providers Competition Display Assessment Specifications Backups Statistics Application Full Service IT Google Maps Bitcoin Server Hosting Identities Avoiding Downtime Microsoft Excel Staff Technology Laws Current Events IT Support and Solutions Technology Consulting Firms Tech Company in Tampa Politics Consultation Black Friday Legal Bluetooth Information Technology Consulting Windows 8 History Blockchain Professional Service Operations Corporate Profile Unified Threat Management Going Green Business Growth IT Managed Service in Tampa Server Hosting in Florida Education Quick Tips Cyber Monday IT Consulting Services IT Managed Service Provider Lenovo Disaster Automobile Fun Alt Codes Permissions Wearable Technology Health WannaCry Printer Printing Help Desk Support in Tampa Tampa IT Services Careers Hacker Password Time Management Shortcut Downtime Software Tips Superfish Gadgets Typing Hacking Consulting Services Fraud Access Control Help Desk Support Halloween Outsourced Computer Support Samsung Jobs File Sharing IT Service in Tampa Network Management Software as a Service Google Docs Identity Theft Patch Management Healthcare IT Sync Service IT Internet Exlporer Domains IT Technicians VoIP SharePoint Scary Stories Users Files Best Practice Touchscreen Technology Tips Cabling Networking Mobile Device Managment Hard Drives IT Solutions for Small Business Public Speaking Mirgation Spam Digital Downloads Google Wallet IT Vendor Management in Tampa Sports Marketing Data Technology Websites Safety Intranet Heating/Cooling Smart Technology Business Continuity Service Providers Dark Data Managed Services in Floirda Cortana Computer Repair Microsoft Affiliate Program Hotspot USB Programming Spyware Multi-Factor Security Drones Network Support in Florida Writing Distributed Denial of Service Mail Merge Techology Top IT Outsourcing Company Digital Signature IT Company in Tampa Knowledge Microsoft Business Solutions Language Chatbots Tech Support Google Calendar Buisness Wi-Fi Social Engineering Break Fix IT Consulting Service Address Computing Infrastructure Hard Disk Drive Disaster Resistance Managed Service in Florida Experience Identity How To Legislation Servers Trending Health Care IT Services Co-managed IT Server Hosting in Tampa Deep Learning Dark Web Alerts Proactive IT Social Travel Managed it Services in Tampa Undo Computers Tech Term Firefox Comparison Save Time Computer Care CIO Business IT Solutions Managed Servers Private Cloud Saving Time Motion Sickness Gadget Staffing Emergency Error Meetings GPS Public Cloud Webcam Cybercrime Twitter Personal Information Telephony Tracking How To Point of Sale Running Cable Processors Administrator Upgrades Web Server Virus IP Address Update 3D Printing Business Appplications Cameras Notifications Electronic Medical Records Mobile Office Chromebook Hiring/Firing CCTV Unsupported Software Refrigeration Migration Taxes Lithium-ion Battery Physical Security Crowdsourcing Botnet Supercomputer G Suite Mobile Data Cost Management CrashOverride Machine Learning Thank You IT Budget I.T. Managament IT Consultant Cleaning Work/Life Balance Relocation 5G Congratulations Emoji Law Enforcement Black Market

Latest Blog Entry

Data loss can have lasting effects upon your business, usually measured in lost productivity and capital. In other words, data loss is often measured by the cost required to retrieve, restore, and/or repair its effects. Of course, this is only the beginning of how data loss ...

Latest News

SEG Awarded Small Business of the Year Award!

Symmetric Engineering Group was awarded the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Small Business of the Year Award for their understanding technical service and support throughout the Tampa Bay area

Read more ...

Account Login