Kryptiva tries to secure email

by Andy Oram

A newly unveiled company named Kryptiva is trying to meet all the important requirements for securing email. Many companies have offered encryption, digital signatures, and proofs of delivery for electronic mail. But up to now, according to Kryptiva founder and CEO Karim Yaghmour, each design has embodied an important flaw that reduces either usability or security. (Karim is the author of Building Embedded Linux Systems, which I edited. Kryptiva is proprietary software.)



4 Comments

secured email
2007-03-09 02:03:01
Why using a new email client when we already have PGP integrated into MS Outlook etc.


Karim Yaghmour
2007-03-20 08:08:54

Actually, there's no new email client, but an email client plugin. WRT PGP (and the same goes for S/MIME), there are quite a few things Kryptiva can give you that you can't get with PGP.


If nothing else, PGP doesn't give you certified proof-of-delivery; Kryptiva does. PGP won't allow you to send encrypted content to a person that hasn't already generated a key pair; Kryptiva does (while still applying 1024-bit RSA encryption BTW.) History has demonstrated that PGP can't realistically be deployed on a large scale within an organization if nothing else because a) senders AND recipients must understand what "keys" are, b) you've got pay the price of a parallel keys management infrastructure; no such problems with Kryptiva.


And so on ...


I'd invite you to visit the technology section of our website, there's plenty of info on what it is that we do in detail.


Karim Yaghmour
Founder and CEO
Kryptiva Inc.


Ken Corry
2007-05-09 08:40:24
I have seen recently a lot of new PGP secure email solutions. The latest one I found is a service called http://www.webSecureEmail.com


All you email are first encrypted on your browser with JavaScript and then sent over the internet.


Its a free, limited service so you cant really compare it with Kryptiva.

Donald
2007-07-15 03:09:19
I have tried the solution from a company called Secured Email, and can really recommend it. No public keys, no private keys which make it easy to use. Similar to Kryptiva, the recipient needs to download a reader before he/she can reply.