Ciphire Mail 1.0 available

Ciphire Mail 1.0 available

Gold Version of the First Free, User-friendly Email Encryption Tool is Available for Download

Munich, June 28, 2005 – After the successful completion of our beta testing we are proud to announce the availability of version 1.0 of Ciphire Mail for Windows, Linux and Mac users.

Ciphire Mail is a free, easy-to-use email security product that protects email privacy, prevents identity theft, and minimizes exposure to email scams such as spoofing. The product is available for free for consumers and non-profits and can be downloaded here.

Ciphire Mail delivers secure email communication and protects sensitive data from access by third parties. Users are able to send personal information without worrying about security breaches. The emails are encrypted and decrypted automatically in the background without disrupting the user. Additionally, emails are digitally signed so that the sender is authenticated and email recipients can be assured of their authenticity. Ciphire Mail is very easy to use and requires no technical knowledge.

With Ciphire Mail Client, acquiring the ability to seamlessly encrypt and sign your email messages is a simple process. “Once installation is completed, sending secure email is as easy as sending any other email, as Ciphire Mail completely automates the encryption and signature processes,”said Dr. Richard Reiner, CTO, FSC. Corp & Assurent Secure Technologies. “Ciphire Mail is a significant step forward in the state of the art for email security. Enterprise and public sectors organizations should eagerly anticipate the release of the Ciphire Mail Gateway product. Individuals need not wait, and can benefit immediately from the convenience of the free Ciphire Mail Client.”

Ciphire Mail was first released in a Beta version January 2005. Since that time, we have incorporated consumer feedback into Ciphire Mail to provide a higher level of functionality, ease-of-use and compatibility with other computer security programs.

Ciphire Mail runs on Windows 2000/XP, Linux, and Mac OS X, and supports popular email programs like Outlook, Eudora and Mozilla Thunderbird. It is fully compatible with computer security programs from McAffee (NYSE: MFE) and Computer Associates’ (NYSE: CA) eTrust, among others.

Ciphire Mail can be downloaded today at www.ciphire.com/download.

The product is free of charge to home-users, non-profit organizations and the press.

Ciphire Mail 0.11 released

We are pleased to announce the release of Ciphire Mail 0.11.
If you are using Ciphire Mail on Linux or Mac, please read the important notes at the end of this announcement.This version of Ciphire Mail is principally a bug fix release, but also introduces several new features:

  • A »remember passphrase« feature has been added
  • Passphrase timeout can be configured
  • Major rework of the automatic software update system
  • Added X-Ciphire-Report message header to ease sorting and filtering
  • Improved SMTP/POP3/IMAP4 protocol handling
  • New and improved Uninstaller
  • New/changed SSL/TLS certificates from mail server are now shown
  • Windows: Icon behavior has been vastly improved
  • Windows: works now with McAfee and EZ Anti-Virus
  • Linux: new installer supporting more platforms
  • Mac: new installer
  • Mac: full support for automated software updates

More details are available from the changelog, you can download Ciphire Mail here.

We consider 0.11 to be the best version of Ciphire Mail available and strongly recommend that users of older versions upgrade as soon as possible.

If you are using the automatic software update feature of Ciphire Mail, you will receive a pop-up informing you about the availability of the new version within the next few days.

ATTENTION LINUX USERS:

Because of the new installer and X11 startup support, you have to update to the new version manually. To do this, please uninstall the system files of the old version first and then install the new version, as described on the Linux download page:

http://www.ciphire.com/linux_download.html
ATTENTION MAC USERS:

This will be the last time that you have to update Ciphire Mail manually. The new version includes full support for automated software updates. It is mandatory to uninstall the old version first. Then install the new version from the download page by following the instructions in the installation guide:

http://www.ciphire.com/mac_download.html