Strictly speaking it should be impossible for any PDF Reader to display encrypted PDF Documents since they are encryped. But thats not the case – so how is that possible?
Basically when encrypting a PDF Document with a password the encryption key is generated as explained in the PDF specification. This key is then encrypted with the user specified password.
Like that the PDF Reader can decrypt and display the document with the encryption key and without having to know the password.
Now what happens if you loose the PDF Password? Pretty easiy. The Aloaha PDF Editor (included in the Aloaha PDF Suite) allows the user to set or remove the permission password. Aloaha just decrypts the document with the decryption key and then re-crypts the key with with the new permission password.
This shows that the only way to secure PDF Documents is to encrypt them with certificates (for example with the Aloaha PDF Crypter) and NOT just with passwords!
Ideally all sensitive emails should be encrypted to make sure that only authorized people can get access to them. In large enterprises it is common practice that every employee has at least one delegate who can access the employees mailbox. The problem here is that Outlook encrypts the email only for the sender and recipients but NOT for the delegates.
It can cause serious problems when the secretary cannot access the bosses mail items or a delegate cannot access mail items of his colleague on vacation.
With Aloaha Outlook Delegate Control the sender of an email can define which delegates should have access to the encrypted emails of the recipents. As soon Aloaha detect that Outlook is sending an encrypted mail it triggers in and displays the different encryption options.
Aloaha Outlook Delegate Control is designed for use in large corporate groups. It is ready for immediate use and can also be customized to accomodate individual requirements, explains George Gauci, Business Developmenet Manager at Aloaha.
Aloaha finally makes your encrypted business communication usable!
For your company this means that finally the use acceptance for encrypted mails is there which gurantees the confidentiality of your company e-mail
Aloaha Mail Delegates Screenshot
Interoperability and Standardization
Aloaha Delegate Control is a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook that provides secure e-mail communication. Strict adherence to international standards such as X.509 and S/MIME ensures compatibility with other products such as Microsoft Outlook Express or Thunderbird.
Aloaha also demands a high level of security from the algorithms used. For this reason, internationally recognized algorithms such as RCx, AES, DES, Triple DES, etc. are integrated into Aloaha Delegate Control. Aloaha will always choose the best possible algorithm.
Aloaha Delegate Control provides the best formula for successful deployment in large companies
Today’s mobile workforce can now trade in their laptop for a uSD drive, thanks to an innovative new mobile security technology from Aloaha, an international company which develops its software in Malta.
The new Aloaha Secure Stick shrinks a laptop’s hard drive, including the entire operating system, software applications, and files, smartcard-encrypted onto a secure uSD drive. The result is a totally secure “virtual machine on a stick”. Mobile users can plug the uSD based USB drive into just about any computer or laptop, and just boot up their personal machine from the encrypted uSD of the stick and have instant, secure access to their own personal desktop and files.
This technology runs the operating system directly off the encrypted uSD drive, meaning the user’s files never touch the hard drive of the borrowed computer, and the device leaves no trace that it was ever there.
Each Aloaha Secure Stick contains a fully encrypted drive and delivers smartcard protection against today’s most insidious malware threats, including nearly undetectable root kits, the company reassured.
With this stick, employees who need to work at home or on travel, or field operatives who deploy around the country or around the globe, can carry not just their files but their entire computer on a small USB drive. The encrypted USB drives include at least 4GB of encrypted storage and are available with up to 32GB. Currently it supports 45 different smartcards and card profiles.
“Aloaha’s USB flash drives bring the power of authentication, encryption, identity management and privacy to government, businesses and consumers. It allows enterprises of all sizes, government agencies, the military, and other organisations to take back control of the mobile data that has been leaking out of their organisations due to the uncontrolled proliferation of USB drives,” George Gauci, Business Development Manager at Aloaha said.