Microsoft is introducing a message encryption mechanism to Office 365. The service is named as Office 365 Message Encryption, and it will be made available in the first quarter of 2014. This feature offers a higher level of encryption that will cut the odds of any eavesdropping. The service can be used to send emails to any email network, be it Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, or something else.
Office 365 Message Encryption Service
Office 365 Message Encryption Service can find use in making your business communication and other sensitive interactions between you and the bank, healthcare, loan care and other places confidential.
It is no secret that our online activities, especially our private conversations are not really private on the web. Past 5 months have changed the way we used to think about our privacy and made us aware of surveillance organizations like NSA. A hoard amount of encryption tools and services have cropped since. This makes it clear how much people value their privacy.
Office 365 message Encryption is an uplift to the Exchange Hosted Encryption (EHE), a service that provides high level encryption and eliminates the need of certificates from the user-end. The E3 and E4 subscribers of the Office 365 will get this feature for free, other users might have to pay $2 per month to be able to use this feature.
Setting up the service is also very easy. The admin can choose whether to add the encryption feature or delete them. If the encryption has been set, the message will be encrypted before it delivers to any other email server.
Microsoft hasn’t elaborated the pricing very clearly. We will update this post when we receive more information.