New encryption tool is 'a trillion times stronger than credit cards'

With the recent furore over email security in mind, CPL Systems has launched "Person To Person" (PTP) software to encrypt confidential emails. PTP uses the same system we all use to make credit card payments over the internet, which means it is well proven and reliable. However, to make the encryption unbreakable they use a massive key length which makes it a trillion times stronger than credit cards.

Greg Bradshaw of CPL Systems said "we knew we had to do better than credit card security, but when we did the calculations we were delighted to discover we had created something over a trillion times stronger".

Greg knows how vulnerable the internet can be, having lost 15,000 to fraud. The fraudster managed to purchase twenty laptops from a London computer store using access to Greg's online account. Luckily the store owner alerted him and they set up a sting operation with the metropolitan police. When the fraudster, a Latvian gentleman, turned up for the goods he walked straight into the trap. A result, as they say.

Email is incredibly efficient, but unfortunately it is not secure. As more and more professional users like solicitors and accountants take advantage of it there is a need for proper security. The innovation in PTP is that only you and the person at the other end are involved, no-one else, so there is no opportunity for intrusion.

The encryption system used by virtually all financial transactions on the internet is called RSA, and it requires the use of something called a "Digital Certificate". CPL Systems have discovered a way (currently under Patest Application) to use RSA for email that does not require the use of digital certificates. This means that users do not have to buy digital certificates, as they do with existing products, and more importantly there is no need for a digital certificate company to hold all your personal details.

With PTP its easy, you encrypt an email or attachment for a specific person and only that person can read it. If you just want to encrypt for yourself, for example to a memory stick, the licence is free of charge from .

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