Email Security Gateway
Being safe in dialogue with all your contacts
Secure digital communication is important to the Rottenburg-Stuttgart Diocese. That’s why our efforts to protect data and information are not only restricted to our salaried staff. The Email Security Gateway was created to make the communication with voluntary staff in parishes and other institutions and with partners from different fields more secure as well.
On this page we explain the functions and tasks of the Email Security Gateway and how you can use them profitably for your own purposes. Below you can see different tabs where we’ve summarised the information and explanations for voluntary and salaried staff. Here, you’ll also find a specific area regarding an explanatory video. This shows you the registration procedure and gives information on the different functions of the Email Security Gateway.
Since 14.05.2018, the Email Security Gateway has provided the two delivery modes “secure” and “insecure” for sending emails. The emails are processed in the “secure” delivery mode as a default setting – that means, without the sender having to do anything.
However, the sender can also select the “insecure” delivery mode for individual emails. The unprotected data is then transferred directly to the email recipient. For this delivery mode, you need to bear in mind that the text of the email and the attachments must not contain any data worthy of protection. In the video section you’ll find two short presentations on how you can use the “insecure” delivery mode.
If you still have any questions despite the wealth of information available, please feel free to contact the sensus contact box team. They’ll research the right answers for you.
With the Setup.exe file provided for download below, an add-on for Groupwise is installed on your device which additionally queries the delivery mode when an email is going to be sent. You can then decide whether the email should be transmitted securely via the Email Security Gateway or insecurely directly to the recipient. When the add-on clearly establishes that only drs.de addresses are listed or there is already an indication of something being [insecure] in the subject field, the query is not displayed.
Groupwise add-on regarding query about delivery mode
Tips for sending emails
Here you will find an information sheet listing criteria for the decision about whether an email can and should be sent securely or insecurely. This is supplemented by everyday examples.