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Bloombase Message - Transparent Email Encryption and Signature

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Bloombase Message is a unique messaging security solution to protect sensitive information of corporate emails by state-of-the-art cryptographic technologies.

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  • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) over secure sockets layer (SSL) or transport layer security (TLS)
  • SMTP authentication (SMTP-AUTH)
  • Message sender identity validation
  • Network-based message relay restriction
  • Industry-proven cryptographic processing engine
  • NIST FIPS-197 AES encryption and decryption
  • Japan NTT/Mitsubishi Electric Camellia encryption and decryption
  • Korean Data Encryption Standard (SEED) and ARIA block ciphers
  • Chinese National SCB2(SM1), SSF33, SSF28 encryption and decryption
  • NIST FIPS-46-3 3DES encryption and decryption
  • CAST5, RC2 encryption
  • 512/1024/2048-bit long X.509 asymmetric key
  • S/MIME encryption, decryption, signing and verification
  • SHA-1, MD5 and Chinese National SCH(SM3) hash generation


  • Acts transparently as email proxy server
    Supports X.400 Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
  • Supports messaging servers including Microsoft Exchange, Sun JES, IBM Lotus Notes, Sendmail, etc
  • Intelligent criteria based message filtering engine
  • High performance message processing routing engine
  • Network based message relay enabling/disabling email dispatch via Bloombase Message

Message Filtering Criteria

  • Attachment existence check
  • Attachment filename pattern check
  • Header existence and numeric comparison
  • Mail attribute and value pattern check
  • Sender address pattern check
  • Recipient address pattern check
  • Host and remote address and network check
  • S/MIME encrypted and/or signed part check
  • X.509 certificate subject check
  • Subject pattern check
  • Spammer blacklist and spam filter
  • Message size check
  • Recipient mailbox quota full check

Message Processing and Router

  • Message header processing
  • Message footer processing
  • Regular expression based message content alteration
  • Header logging
  • Message counter
  • Message bounce
  • Message forward
  • Message redirect
  • Message resend
  • Message stealth delivery
  • Sender, postmaster and recipient notification
  • Local and remote delivery
  • Mail attribute modification
  • S/MIME encryption and decryption
  • S/MIME digital signing and verification
  • Hierarchical and stacking message router
  • Delivery status notice (DSN) bounce

Key Management

  • Multiple certificate authority (CA) support
  • Hardware true random (optional) or software pseudo-random key generation, inquiry and deletion
  • Built-in certificate request and revocation check (CRL/OCSP)
  • X.509 and PKCS#12 DER and PEM Key Import and Export
  • Key Usage Profiling
  • RDBMS and Generic LDAP Support and Integration
  • Industry Standard PKCS#11
  • NIST FIPS-140-1 level 2 cryptographic module support (optional)
  • Automatic Certificate Retrieval via HTTP or LDAP
  • Certificate Validity Check
  • Certificate Revocation Check via HTTP or LDAP
  • Certificate Revocation List (CRL)
  • Certificate Revocation List Distribution Point (CRLDP)
  • Online Certificate Status Protocal (OCSP)
  • CRL scheduled download, caching and automatic retry
  • OCSP scheduled request, caching and automatic retry

Hardware Security Module Support

  • AEP Networks Keyper
  • Oracle Sun Crypto Accelerator
  • Sophos Utimaco SafeGuard CryptoServer
  • Thales nShield
  • HP Atalla
  • IBM 4758 Cryptographic CoProcessor
  • IBM eServer Cryptographic Accelerator
  • IBM Crypto Express2
  • IBM CP Assist for Cryptographic Function
  • Cavium NITROX XL
  • Other PKCS#11 compliant hardware security modules

Standard Support and Certification

  • OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) support
  • NIST FIPS 140-2 compliant Bloombase Cryptographic Module


  • Web based menu driven
  • SSL protection
  • No learning curve
  • Central administration and configuration
  • User security

High Availability

  • Stateless active-standby failover
  • Stateful active-standby failover
  • Stateless active-active round-robin load-balancing
  • Stateful active-active round-robin load-balancing

Network Management

  • SNMP (v1, v2c, v3)
  • syslog, log rotation and auto-archive
  • Heartbeat and keep-alive

Platform Support

  • Bloombase OS
  • Solaris
  • HP-UX
  • OpenVMS
  • z/OS
  • AS400
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • VMware (vSphere, ESXi, Server), Oracle VM, Sun VirtualBox, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Virtual Server

Hardware Support

  • i386-base architecture
  • AMD 32 and 64 architecture
  • Intel Itanium-2 architecture
  • IBM Power6 architecture
  • PA-RISC architecture
  • UltraSPARC architecture

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