Secure Communication

Encrypted Communication: Yes, it’s Important

December 8, 2017   Instant Messaging

It’s easy to believe that every instant messaging application is the same as the next. This is particularly true when it comes to security.

For example, if you have never faced a serious security concern in the past, you may assume that this will never happen in the future. Unfortunately, it’s this line of thinking that can lead to trouble.

Encrypted communication is every bit as important as it sounds. An instant messaging program that doesn’t provide this feature is one that you should avoid at all costs. If you don’t, you’re taking a big risk every time you send and receive a message (or file).

Are You New to this?

If you don’t know the first thing about encrypted communication you’re not alone. Many people find themselves in this position.

Fortunately, you don’t have anything to worry about. This is quite simple to understand. Here’s a basic definition, as shared by TechTarget:

“In computing, encryption is the method by which plaintext or any other type of data is converted from a readable form to an encoded version that can only be decoded by another entity if they have access to a decryption key. Encryption is one of the most important methods for providing data security, especially for end-to-end protection of data transmitted across networks.”

Now, do you see why this is such a big deal? If you don’t use an application with encryption, it’s much easier for your data to be hijacked by a hacker – and that’s not a risk you should be willing to take.

What’s the Solution?

Now that you understand the importance of encrypted communication, the next thing you need to do is find a solution. As noted above, you should only consider technology that uses encryption.

This is where Brosix comes into play. We’re serious about security, which is why we use AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) with 256-bit keys. This is as good as it gets.

Here’s some additional information from our website:

“All communication channels are direct, peer-to-peer, between the users and are not routed through Brosix servers. In some cases, if user firewalls do not allow direct connection, data is routed through Brosix servers. In these rare cases, the channels through the servers are built in a way that Brosix cannot decrypt and see the user data that flows.”

In other words, you don’t have anything to worry about. We take care of everything for you, making it easy for you to send and receive messages with confidence.

Furthermore, we take encryption to the next level by using these techniques:

  • All Brosix channels use separate encryption keys
  • All keys are negotiated over an encrypted channel
  • Each key is negotiated on channel creation

It’s these types of things that will give you even more peace of mind – and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Final Thoughts

You should never assume that your enterprise instant messenger is using encrypted communication. Instead, you need to check on this before you send your first message.

What are your thoughts on the importance of encrypted communication? Share your personal experiences and feedback in the comment section below.