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Secure E-Mail Communication across Company Boundaries Experiences and Architectures

  • Markus Wichmann
  • Guido von der Heidt
  • Carsten Hille
  • Gunnar Jacobson

Abstract

The important role of e-mail in business communication demands a protection of the transmitted information, not only within one company, but in particular across company borders. E-mail encryption using digital certificates provides means to fulfill this demand. The article discusses the obstacles organizations are faced with during the set up and operation of e-mail encryption between companies. Based on the case study of Siemens, experiences made as well as organizational and infrastructural solutions are outlined.

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References

  1. Four Bridges Forum, http://www.the4bf.com.
  2. European Bridge-CA, https://www.bridge-ca.org.
  3. Internet Engineering Task Force: RFC2251, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol v3, 1997, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2251.txt.
  4. Internet Engineering Task Force: RFC3647, Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate Policy and Certification Practices Framework, 2003, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3647.txt
  5. Internet Engineering Task Force: RFC2633, Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) v3.1, 2004, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3851.txt.
  6. Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile, 2008, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc5280.txt
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© Vieweg+Teubner | GWV Fachverlage GmbH 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Wichmann
  • Guido von der Heidt
  • Carsten Hille
  • Gunnar Jacobson

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