This book offers a comprehensive understanding of secure Internet messaging, and brings together all the relevant and critical information needed to use OpenPGP and S/MIME-compliant software. It explores the conceptual and technical approaches followed by the developers of both OpenPGP and S/MIME, and gives a thorough treatment of the latest and most-effective technologies for secure messaging. Ideal for security and network managers, as well as professional system and network administrators, this easy-to-understand book is a complete guide to OpenPGP, S/MIME, Webbased and gateway solutions, certified mail, delivery platforms, and instant messaging.
Rolf Oppliger is an adjunct professor of computer science at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Berne, Switzerland.
Introduction; Internet Messaging; Cryptographic Techniques; Certificate Management; Secure Messaging; OpenPGP; S/MIME; Web-Based Messaging; Gateway Solutions; Certified Mail; Instant Messaging; Research Challenges and Open Questions; Conclusions and Outlook