Origo is offering a free secure email services to all its users for two months, to help them protect communications and data that is being transferred during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The service is being offered with Beyond Encryption, a cyber security specialist. All Origo Unipass customers will now get the full version of the ‘Uniplass Mailock’ service.
Financial advisers and staff will be provided with a code, which is valid until 10 April, and will give full access for 60 days. Origo stress theat there will be no payment or automatic renewal applied.
Origo managing director Anthony Raffery says: “Cybercrime has become an increasing threat to businesses and their clients, with criminals actively using technology to target unsecured emails and access sensitive and valuable information.
“The threat has been heightened in these unusual times as financial firms are adapting quickly to an escalating situation and many businesses are operating in unfamiliar remote working arrangements to ensure that they can continue to service clients, and at possibly the busiest time of year.
“Not only will they be sending emails between work colleagues but, with the end of the tax year and the volatility in the markets, there will be significant email communication with end clients too, potentially including personal and sensitive information.
“Origo and Beyond Encryption want to help support firms in this time of heightened risk. Our hope is that this action will help safeguard businesses over the coming months by enabling firms and their clients to securely and easily send documents and emails, and without having to suffer the costs and delays of using the post.”
Beyond Encryption founder and chief exeuctive Paul Holland adds: “The National Cyber Centre has warned that in the current economic and social environment, remote workers should be aware of the greater likelihood of email scams and the need for more protection of sensitive data.
“Unipass Mailock is an all-encompassing secure email service that helps companies protect their clients and reduce the risk to their business in these unprecedented times.”