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The Sophos Email product team would like to invite all our Sophos Email Advanced customers to check out the latest Early Access Program for Sophos Email Advanced – Email Encryption. Once launched in Q2 2019, Email Encryption will be included in the Sophos Email Advanced license at no extra cost.


In this article, you’ll find:

  • What we are asking you to do
  • An overview of Sophos Email Encryption
  • Top customer use-cases
  • How to take part
  • Where to send your feedback


What we are asking you to do

The Email Encryption EAP is available for any existing user of Sophos Email Advanced. please take part in the program to test the new features and send us your feedback.


Overview of Sophos Email Encryption

Secure sensitive data and make compliance easy, with easy-to-use secure email encryption from Sophos. Converting a standard email into one with encrypted attachments - sent direct to the recipient’s inbox.

  • Encryption setup in minutes - with the ability to encrypt the entire email or attachments only
  • Flexible policy control - allows organizations to encrypt all outbound messages sent to a set list of recipient addresses and domains
  • Send secure messages fast – using the O365 add-in button, or by adding the organisations custom subject line tag to the message i.e. “Secure: ***”
  • Recipients receive a password-protected document directly in their inbox, after an initial email is sent to set their password (used for all subsequent emails)
  • Reply securely – with Sophos Secure Messaging Portal for secure email replies, including attachments
  • Email body content, text files and PDFs delivered as encrypted PDF, with zip files delivered as encrypted zip files with password. Encrypted PDFs can be opened using any standard PDF client such as Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Office attachments ending with the .***x extension will be delivered using the native encryption, all other Office files will be placed inside an encrypted PDF


Top customer use cases for Sophos Email Encryption

  1. Accelerate Onboarding – Slash on-boarding time and maintain compliance.

    With client on boarding taking several weeks to a month, the move to digital customer on-boarding has become a priority. The challenge is to achieve the right balance between simplicity, while guaranteeing security of the documents.

    Solution: Sophos Email Encryption allows all customer application forms such as, loans, mortgages, and investment transactions to be emailed securely.

    Recipients receive a password-protected document direct to their inbox, with their passwords created and easily managed through a self-service registration page. Application forms can then be completed and securely emailed back through the Sophos Secure Messaging portal. The on-boarding process is now secure and completed in a few days versus weeks — drastically reducing document handling costs and the risks of regulatory non-compliance.


  1. Secure Statement Delivery – Speed up the encryption process to meet high volume statement delivery demands.

    Users want to receive important documents fast. Senders need an uncomplicated way to send sensitive documents like, financial statements and trade confirmations, simply and directly to inboxes.

    Solution: Sophos Email attachment-only encryption (where the attachment is encrypted, and the message body is not) lends itself perfectly to one-way messaging. Encryption is setup in minutes, with customers able to encrypt messages fast using the O365 add-in button, or by adding the organizations custom subject line tag to the message i.e. “Secure: ***”. Making sure there is never a delay.


  1. Secure Office 365 Desktop and Web – Providing a seamless experience for O365 users on Outlook for desktop and on the web.

    Challenge: Senders need seamless encryption control across O365 desktop and web Outlook clients, with the added ability to encrypt messages on-demand - over and above the organizations standard policy.

    Solution: Whether you’re working on desktop or the web. Office 365 senders have the same, easy-to-use encryption options available, either to encrypt by pressing O365 add-in button, or by adding the organizations custom subject line tag to the message i.e. “Secure: ***”. Guaranteeing a seamless experience.


How to take part

This EAP is available through your Sophos Central console. Simply log into Sophos Central > Select Early Access Programs > Select ‘Join’ > Accept the terms and get stated. Note: This EAP is only available to existing Sophos Email Advanced accounts.



Where to send your feedback

Please provide all feedback about this early access program in our Sophos Email Community Forum.


Overview of new features

Please find attached, a PDF covering what's new with Sophos Email. This covers all releases since August 2018 and provides you with a concise way to view latest developments and this EAP.


Thank you for taking part!