Hanover (01.10.2019) – Users of Microsoft Office 365 are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals. Over the past year alone, the number of attacks on users’ email accounts has almost quadrupled. For protection against data theft, unauthorized access or spying, cloud security provider Hornetsecurity is expanding its extensive email Security & Compliance Suite, 365 Total Protection with the release of a new security service, 365 Total Encryption. This new level of security for Office 365 users will encrypt the content of all emails stored in the Microsoft Office 365 cloud.

Cybercriminals target the Microsoft Cloud

According to Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report the number of phishing attacks on Office 365 accounts has increased by 250% over the course of a year. 365 Total Encryption encrypts all incoming and stored emails while effectively protecting sensitive data from
cyberattackers – even if they have taken over the account.

Decryption is only possible by the mailbox owner, who has a private key. Encryption with 365 Total Encryption protects corporate email communications from espionage, unauthorized mailbox access or theft of important corporate information. Even Microsoft doesn’t have access to the content of emails encrypted by 365 Total Encryption.

“It is unavoidable that companies must move to the cloud in the short to medium term. If they don’t, they will be left behind in the future”, says Daniel Hofmann, CEO of Hornetsecurity. “Nevertheless, companies do not have to waive the protection of their data from unauthorized access. With 365 Total Encryption, we offer just that: an easy-to-use and secure solution to protect data stored in Office 365 from spying and theft—without limiting usability.”

365 Total Encryption adds essential features to the capabilities of 365 Total Protection while also offering the best possible market-wide protection against the growing threats of spying, data theft and business email compromises. The service works on all common email clients and end devices as well as on the native email clients of iOS and Android—without the installation of software.

Hornetsecurity will be presenting the comprehensive mechanisms and functionalities of 365 Total Encryption for the first time at it-sa, Europe’s largest IT security trade fair in Nuremberg from October 8th through October 10th, 2019.

About Hornetsecurity

Hornetsecurity is the leading cloud security provider for email, protecting the IT infrastructure, data and digital communications of companies/organizations of all sizes. The security specialist from Hanover provides its services worldwide via 9 redundant, secured data centers. The product portfolio covers all important areas of email security, including spam and virus filters, legally compliant archiving and encryption, as well as defense against CEO fraud and ransomware. Hornetsecurity is represented globally at 10 locations, has 200 employees and operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. Its premium services are used by more than 40,000 customers, including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung, DEKRA, Claas, and the Otto Group.

Contact for further information:
Hornetsecurity GmbH
Hannah Kreyenberg

Am Listholze 78
30177 Hannover

Phone: +49 (511) 515 464 -913
Email: presse@hornetsecurity.com