Aegon reinforces email Security and communications for advisers with launch of Unipass Mailock
Aegon UK is the first financial services provider to launch Unipass Mailock, a new secure email communication system provided by Origo and BeyondEncryption. Unipass Mailock will add to Aegon’s existing systems of data controls to prevent sensitive information being issued and secure data that might be at risk of cyber-crime.
The Unipass Mailock system uses advanced encryption to make sure both the sender and recipient can precisely authenticate each other’s identity, enabling providers, advisers and their clients to communicate safe in the knowledge that they know exactly who they are communicating with.
The system is the latest iteration of the technology from Origo and replaces the use of X. Origo provides secure email service and infrastructure to thousands of industry professionals and the company is seeking to help combat the threat of data breaches, particularly those by email, often resulting from human error.
Cyber-crime is an increasing threat and figures from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) show a 480% year-on-year increase in the number of reported data breaches in 2019*[needs referencing]. The Information Commissioner’s Office (IOC) and FCA have imposed requirements on securing email communications and businesses can inadvertently risk breaching their regulatory responsibilities without the correct system controls in place [also needs referencing].
Ronnie Taylor, Chief Distribution Officer, at Aegon said:
“This initiative is another enhancement designed to help keep advisers and their customers safe. We have a responsibility to protect sensitive data in all our communications and the launch of the Unipass Mailock system adds to the existing system controls we have in place to protect against fraud. The flexibility of the solution means that regardless of whether an adviser is already using it with their clients or it’s their first time, the integration with Unipass Identify makes it an effortless process.”
X from Origo said: