Tumbleweed announced Tuesday that its Email Firewall 6.0 received S/MIME Certification from the Open Group, an international, technology-neutral consortium.
Tumbleweed is one of two vendors to have an email encryption gateway certified under the Open Group's S/MIME certification program, which aims to reduce the risk of deploying gateway-to-gateway S/MIME authentication and encryption by ensuring interoperability among a variety of certified products. BT Syntegra's Message Management Platform 1.01 also received certification.
The Open Group is dedicated to the creation of "Boundaryless Information Flow" through global secure interoperability and open standards.
The Open Group S/MIME Gateway specification defines an interoperable profile of the S/MIME v.3.1 specifications from the IETF, adding a protocol for the exchange and installation of public encryption keys between businesses, according to Tumbleweed.