Broderick Adds Encryption to i5/OS E-Mail Tools
Published: December 5, 2006
by Alex Woodie
Broderick Data Systems, a Lexington, Ohio, developer of spool file utilities for the System i server, recently launched new e-mail encryption capabilities for two of its products, including Email Utilities and SpoolOrganizer/400.
Email Utilities and SpoolOrganizer/400 are related, but different, offerings from Broderick Data Systems. With Email Utilities, the company provides a series of basic CL commands for sending a variety of OS/400 objects, including data files, spool files, or IFS files, via SMTP, or to write data or spool files directly into an IFS library. The product ranges in price from $600 to $3,100.
SpoolOrganizer/400, on the other hand, is a more feature-rich (and more expensive) tool that provides all sorts of spool-related functionality, including automated collection, indexing, distribution via e-mail, scheduling of distribution, re-sending or re-printing, support for single or multiple printers, page segmenting, saving to IFS, and support for AFPDS. SpoolOrganizer/400 ranges in price from $1,900 to $4,400.
With the latest releases of these products, Broderick has introduced support for the encryption of e-mail attachments and IFS files via the industry standard Rijndael algorithm with a 128-bit key. According to Broderick, the encrypted file is a Windows executable that requires a user to correctly enter a password to access the attachment.
For more information, visit www.broderickdata.com.