CenturionSoft CenturionMail v3.03
Strengths: Excellent little encryption tool for on-the-fly encryption of email, files and attachments.
Weaknesses: Not realistic for enterprise.
Verdict: Nice product for individual use or for very small organizations, such as home business. Inadequate management capabilities for larger enterprises.
SummaryThis product is a standalone single-user application with some nice features. It integrates directly into the user’s Microsoft Outlook to provide the ability of sending 256-bit AES encrypted emails with the click of a button. Encrypted emails are assigned a password and a password hint for the intended receiver. This product can also shred and encrypt files and attachments. There is a password manager that allows the user to keep common contacts and passwords organized for simple one-click encryption. One more useful feature of this product is the way the recipient unencrypts the email. While most products of this type require extra software to be installed, this product is completely self-contained and requires no additional downloads or installations.
CenturionMail is a simple to install application that also is easy to use. Installation is done by clicking on the executable which takes just seconds. Encrypting email is also simple and it takes just a few clicks of the mouse.
While this product is great for personal use, it falls short for an enterprise deployment. There is no means of centrally managing the clients or deploying clients throughout a network. We also found that installation of the product requires administrative privileges as the installer is an
There is a simple, HTML help file/user guide provided with CenturionMail. This guide details installing, configuring and using the product in a clear and well-organized format.
Standard email support is included with the purchase of the product. There is also an enhanced support package which is available for multi-user packs and licenses. This package includes free upgrades for one year and priority technical support. CenturionSoft also has a small area on the website which includes a few FAQs and a forum.
With a price starting at almost $60 per user, this product is a slightly below average value for the money in an enterprise environment. While the vendor does offer license packs starting at five users, this product would pose deployment and management challenges. However, the product would be a great tool to have on your personal notebook, especially for road warriors who need
to send sensitive material back
to home base.