9/23/2008: Palin Case Illustrates Significance of Secure E-Mail Archiving

Sarah Palin Case Illustrates Significance of Secure E-Mail Archiving

Sarah Palin would like to become Vice President of the United States of America. Yet her e-mail affair demonstrates how important it is to protect important data by a comprehensive archiving solution. Had Mrs. Palin used ARTEC’s appliance EMA® to do so, she would certainly have one less thing to worry and probably have better chances at the upcoming presidential elections.

Sarah Palin certainly has got to know that e-mail messages have to be properly archived in the United Stated. Yet maybe she was a little uncomfortable about the restraint to do so. So the Alaska Governor tried to sidestep the whole issue - as it appears - by using a free web-based e-mail service. What a pity it must have been for her, though, when she found, that her account was broken into and its contents made public as Heise Onlie reports.

And while Mrs Palin’s case demonstrates how dangerous the medium e-mail may be, it also goes to underscore that there is no way around proper e-mail-archiving. The protection of sensitive data is just one substantial aspect of that. To address the matter ARTEC delivers its archive appliance EMA® with a comprehensive security package including the safe encryption of all e-mails. This way critical content is being protected against unauthorized access.