E-mail security is something that everybody says they need, but many fewer actually implement.Secure messaging tends to be more expensive and often makes the use of e-mail more difficult for senders and recipients. However, to stop sensitive data from being read illegitimately and to meet government-mandated security requirements like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, secure messaging is increasingly becoming a requirement in organizations of all types.To accommodate this growing requirement for secure e-mail, CipherTrust has announced its IronMail Privacy Architecture (IPA), a multi-tiered security architecture that provides varying levels of secure e-mail delivery.The basic security level offered in IPA uses the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol that provides server-to-server encryption of e-mail messages, the default capability in the company\u2019s IronMail appliance. Enhanced, end-to-end encryption capabilities are also available in IPA through CipherTrust\u2019s partnerships with Voltage and PostX. Voltage\u2019s IBE Server offers certificate-free secure messaging with end-to-end encryption either through a Web interface or through the recipient\u2019s mail client. The PostX Envelope Server is aimed at high-volume providers of secure information using a push model that does not require key management or a software download.Why is this important? First, as noted above, secure messaging will become increasingly important for government-mandated protection of confidential information. For example, even for organizations outside the healthcare industry, benefits information must be protected and so secure delivery of this information will be a must.Secondly, there are pockets of users within the typical organization - corporate counsel, human resources, senior management, etc. - that really should have secure messaging even if most users don\u2019t need it. Our research has shown that about one in six users in the typical organization have a frequent need to send secure messages.In short, secure messaging will become a necessity - making it easy to use and flexible will help to promote its use in organizations large and small.