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Is putting e-mail files outside the company firewall safe?

There is some discussion here of putting e-mail files on our e-mail relay server, which is outside the company firewall. People currently access via VPN but would like to not carry a laptop around all the time. Some people question the security of this. Have you any suggestions on providing more secure access?
While in theory your data should be safe, I never like to have any sensitive/critical data open on the Internet. You are just inviting hackers to attack you. Personally, I would look to using a reverse proxy or multi-tier DMZ with DWA access to do this. There are also appliances, such as the one from Whale Communications, that can perform this function.

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