Email security in law firms: did your recipient get your message?

Email security in law firms: did your recipient get your message?

Logistics and parcel distribution company DX has announced the launch of eDX, a secure electronic document exchange service enabling customers to share all forms of electronic information.

What does eDX do and how does it work?

eDX allows you to send encrypted emails so that people cannot read them even if they are intercepted. At the moment, people are able to hack someone else’s emails but eDX requires receivers to have an encryption key, which is needed in order to decrypt the message.

The encryption service is also useful if you email something to the wrong person. The sender can stop the wrong person from accessing the content giving the sender control over the data.

Data size

eDX enables you to send large files. There are currently firewalls on many servers limiting how much data you can send. These are typically set at around 10MB. However, eDX allows you to send files without a file size limit.

Why did you decide to introduce the new service, given that DX is used so widely?

Email is universally used by our customers. However, the systems used to send and receive emails are often not highly secure in business or private life. There is a need for security in this area—the same sort of security that customers have come to expect from the DX service. DX also wanted a technology that can be used by companies looking for small independent systems to large integrated networks, while plugging in to normal business tools such as Microsoft Outlook.

Do you see eDX eventually replacing DX?

At the moment, customers are using both DX and email. eDX is not a substitute for the current DX services and the two will still work together. Essentially it’s a choice between using current electronic services to send emails or a secure service such as eDX. This is an important feature for lawyers who need t

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