6 Reasons to Become a Myntex Reseller

Starting a new business can be daunting. Myntex resellers avoid dealing with many of the challenges faced by new business owners thanks to our simple setup process, manageable product costs and 24/7 support. There’s no pressure to buy large volumes of inventory or meet sales quotas. You’re in the driver’s seat.

1.      It’s easy to get started

To become a Myntex reseller, you start by filling out an application form. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase a SIM card and BlackBerry directly from us if needed. Next, we send you the necessary software and instructions to set up your BlackBerry device. Before you get started, we’ll also train you on how to use the secure online reseller portal to manage your customers.

At this point, you’re set to go. As soon as you’re ready to start selling, you place a wholesale SIM card and/or BlackBerry order with us. We also offer ongoing sales coaching and feedback as you build your business.

2.      Startup costs are low

To start selling, a BlackBerry, a SIM card and SIM card inventory are all you need. You decide how much inventory you’d like to pre-purchase, which helps you manage your costs. If your business is thriving, you can slowly start placing larger orders. If you want to invest in marketing, you can do that at a pace you’re comfortable with.

3.      You’re in charge

As a Myntex reseller, your customers belong to you. You sell encryption services directly to them under your own brand. As your own boss, you decide when and how often you work. You can decide whether to open a storefront or run your business entirely on the side. You also have the option to hire sub resellers to expand your business.

4.      Managing customers accounts is easy

Our brand new reseller portal makes it easy to manage your customers. You can create customer accounts, change PGP keys, link new SIM cards and wipe lost customer devices all within the intuitive, secure online portal. The portal also enables proactive customer management by automatically showing you when users need to renew their accounts.

For a full rundown of our reseller portal features, check out our latest blog post.

5. Healthy margins mean healthy profits

We offer resellers access to competitive wholesale pricing that translates into healthy profit margins. Whether you sell a dozen encrypted devices, or you end up selling thousands, the revenue you generate makes becoming a reseller a worthwhile opportunity to pursue.

You’re also tapping into a market eager for encryption services and growing fast. As citizens have begun waking up to their right to privacy, they’ve begun seeking out secure ways to communicate.

6. We’re here to support you

Your customers are yours, but we’re here 24/7 to support you as a reseller. In addition to coaching and training, we offer you a free reseller encrypted email address and technical manuals for your customers. We also forward you customer referrals based on your location.

Ready to become a reseller? Sign up here.

Easy Customer Management: Introducing Our New Reseller Portal

We’re excited to unveil the new Myntex Reseller Portal. Running your own business can be overwhelming as you learn about PGP encryption and start selling it directly to customers.

We designed the portal specifically to help our resellers manage their businesses better. We focused on streamlining the new user setup process, building business management tools and enabling better customer service. Resellers can now activate new users from start to finish in under five minutes.

Take a tour of the portal’s key features:

Easy and fast customer management
Log into the portal and create a new customer account in seconds. As you create the customer account, your own PGP key is generated with a password only you will know. You’ll be able to activate accounts, wipe accounts, pair SIM cards and order from the eStore.

At any time, you can see a list of your active accounts, wiped accounts and current SIM card inventory. The wallet system lets resellers pre-pay for encryption services and SIM cards, which cuts down on payment hassles.

The portal also enables proactive customer management via renewal tracking by automatically showing you when users need to renew their accounts. You have the ability to create custom renewal messages that will be sent to customers at three different points in time: 14 days before expiration, seven days and three days.

 

It’s easy to manage your client list with all of the important information — customer account status, SIM card number and renewal date — on one screen.

 

Secure and simple to use
Log into the Myntex portal using a private, personalized VPN connection. It protects resellers, customers, and Myntex from hacking or other threats. Your data inside the portal is always secure.

Overall, the portal is simple and easy to use, and has an interface that’s intuitive to navigate. We offer a series of help videos we can share with you, and we’re available to help you at any time.

 

The calendar view in the portal allows resellers to get a big-picture impression of account activity over several months, and anticipate upcoming activations and expirations.

 

Coming soon: Centralized business management
We’re in the process of adding more features to the portal. Starting soon, the portal will give resellers a central place from which to manage and control their business.

Dashboard reporting will allow you to review key customer and sub-reseller analytics. The portal will let you allocate funds to sub-resellers. This mitigates the risk of not receiving payments from sub-resellers because they will pre-pay for services.

The portal will provide resellers with a sub-reseller contact database. This is where you can track contact information, wallet allocations, and reseller customer counts. It’s all in one place for easy reference and day-to-day management.

 

Starting soon, click on the individual reseller management screen in the portal to update contact information, check the wallet balance and flag any issues in the notes section. We want to see you succeed Our goal is to help you grow a successful reseller business. In addition to competitive wholesale pricing, we also offer resellers 24-hour support and one-on-one sales coaching.

 

We’re conducting one-on-one portal training sessions with new resellers to help them get started. Book your spot. 

Still Secure: Debunking Myths About BlackBerry PGP

PGP, which stands for Pretty Good Privacy, is a widely used method of protecting and authenticating personal and private communication between two parties. The technology works seamlessly on a BlackBerry device, making BlackBerry PGP encryption one of the most reliable forms of secure email communication in the world.

Unfortunately, many myths about the security and reliability of BlackBerry PGP encryption persist. They tend to pop up any time there’s a high-profile story about police claiming they’ve managed to decrypt the private communication of citizens.

We’re here to bust the three biggest myths about BlackBerry PGP encryption:

Myth: Law enforcement agencies have cracked BlackBerry PGP encryption

In reality, it’s virtually impossible to crack encryption. A task like that would take thousands — perhaps even millions — of years to accomplish. You access encrypted data by bypassing or circumventing encryption, not cracking it.

In this case, for communications to be secure from law enforcement, the BlackBerry in question must be paired to a private BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). Essentially, a private BES is a private network, where a portion of the encryption key for the device in question is stored on a private server. The device doesn’t contain the entire key, and neither does the server. Data remains encrypted — you can’t access one without the other.

While we have no way of knowing exactly how law enforcement gains access to devices, they likely do it by obtaining passwords from individuals willing to share them, rather than by circumventing the encryption technology itself.

People, rather than technology, tend to be the weakest link in encryption.

Myth: BlackBerry devices are vulnerable to hacking

By not pairing a BlackBerry device with a private BES, it’s true that law enforcement could theoretically access it by physically removing the chips for the device in question and analyzing them forensically, or by using a debugging connection.

To avoid this, users should simply never use PGP encryption on a BlackBerry that isn’t paired to a private BES infrastructure.

In general, 80% of the devices we use every day are already infected with malware. BlackBerry PGP encryption accessed via a reliable provider isolates the use of the phone to just email. None of the other functions of the phone — web browsing, apps, texting, GPS, video, camera or microphone — are available.

This removes the opportunity for someone to use malware to circumvent the encryption.

Myth: Governments can demand access to BlackBerry PGP providers’ servers

Unfortunately, if these servers are located offshore in a politically unstable country, authorities could demand and gain access to a private data center. This is why you need to choose your service very carefully.

Myntex’s servers are managed on-site in Canada and not outsourced to a foreign location. This means we’re able to restrict access and mitigate the corruption issues that come up in other countries.

Ready to offer BlackBerry PGP to your customers? Get in touch.

Why Encryption is the Future of Online Communication

It feels like stories of large-scale hacking and security attacks are everywhere.

The U.S. government has formally accused Russia of launching a cyber attack in a bid to harm Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

In late 2016, Yahoo announced it was the victim of the biggest hacking incident ever. The attack, which actually happened in 2013, affected roughly one billion user accounts and resulted in the theft of email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and passwords. Perhaps the most disturbing part of the whole incident: Yahoo users didn’t find out about the breach until three years after it happened.

Email is notoriously insecure. The uncomfortable truth is that if you use email, someone has probably already accessed your private data simply because anyone savvy enough to intercept a message not protected by an encryption key can read it. Whether you’re sending baby photos to family or sensitive client documents to colleagues, this matters.

Encryption as a privacy solution is not new, but it’s been slow to go mainstream. Plenty of us realize the way we choose to communicate is not secure, but lack the resources or know-how to protect ourselves. But that’s starting to change.

Here’s why encryption is the future of online communication.

 

Encrypted messaging apps have arrived

WhatsApp, one of the most popular web messaging apps in the world, now claims to offer  end-to-end encryption as part of their service. Its one billion users don’t have to opt in; the company says messages are automatically encrypted as long as the app is updated.

Facebook, WhatsApp’s parent company, has also rolled out encrypted communications. But in the case of Facebook Messenger, you need to manually switch over to the Secret messages function.

Clearly, the demand for encryption is growing. Unfortunately, it’s still too good to be true. These companies aren’t living up to their encryption claims. In the case of WhatsApp, the company owns the encryption keys, instead of the user, meaning they could unscramble any message simply by changing the encryption key.

Even worse, WhatsApp is now the target of a lawsuit from a German consumer group that alleges the company shares its private user lists with Facebook.

In general, messaging apps with encryption offer a bit of privacy protection, but because they can’t control the devices people use, everyone is still at risk. It’s far more secure to rely on a trusted email encryption provider.

 

Encrypted email is getting easier to use

The public is finally coming around to the notion that email encryption isn’t all that complex for users. And unlike messaging apps, email encryption on a device such as a BlackBerry is actually secure.

Encryption essentially means scrambling a message sent over the internet so that anyone without a password — called an encryption key — is unable to view it. The email looks like gibberish without the encryption key.

Luckily, email users don’t need to create these encryption keys themselves or be particularly tech savvy. They just need to purchase a reliable service that does it for them. In many cases, this simply means purchasing a phone, SIM card and email encryption service from a reputable provider.

The phone user has two encryption keys: a private one that only they know, and a public one that other people need to communicate with them. Sending encrypted email is much like sending regular email, with the addition of the handful of straightforward steps to enter your encryption passwords.

 

We’re waking up to our right to privacy as citizens

We’re becoming increasingly aware that we’re under constant surveillance, often from government, to track our movements and even censor speech. Troubling new legislation enacted late last year in the UK will give law enforcement and intelligence agencies the authority to “conduct online surveillance, hack into devices deemed relevant to investigations, and make technology companies provide access to data about their users.”

Digital communication also crosses many borders, meaning that even if you’re comfortable with the level of surveillance in your own country, you could become the target of a foreign government’s surveillance or hacking tactics.

Even if you have nothing to hide, you still have a right to digital privacy. Email encryption won’t stop your emails from being intercepted, but it will prevent those intercepted emails from being read.

 

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet the growing need for email encryption services. Find out more about becoming a reseller.