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Email Data Loss Prevention with ZixQuarantine

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 11:00 by Cathy Kingeter
The average number of business emails sent per user, per day rose to 34 in 2015*. With each “Send” comes potential risk of sensitive and confidential information leaving your organization. All it takes is a quick tap. An employee sends an email, but to the wrong person or accidently attaches a file containing confidential information that should not be sent. It is easy to see how it happens, and once an email leaves your secure network, there are few options to fix the issue. Unfortunately there are also situations where an employee sends email for malicious reasons. Whether...
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Your Zix Team Has Your Back

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 11:38 by ZixCorp
It’s the time of year when IT and financial managers review their data security coverage and make adjustments for the coming New Year. Have you increased staffing levels during 2015, or allowed more folks to use BYOD smartphones or tablets to handle their corporate emails? If so, now is the time to add additional licenses for them. As you already know, staff who use Zix Email Encryption benefit from the easiest to use on-premises or cloud-based solution. ZixGateway works in the background – in real time – 24/7. No passwords or extra steps are required for employees or...
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Don’t Sweat Cyber Monday with DLP

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:50 by ZixCorp
Ah, Thanksgiving. The official start to the Holiday season. While “Black Friday” nabs many of the headlines (and YouTube videos), an increased number of people trade parking nightmares and endless lines at stores this weekend in exchange for online shopping during Cyber Monday. Come Monday, November 30, shoppers will flood into their workplaces ready to boot up their company computers and get online in time to snag some deals. With online retailers running flash sales and making only small volumes of product available to shoppers, you can almost guarantee employees will be doing their best to...
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Moving to The Cloud with ZixHosted Services

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 10:40 by Neil Farquharson
Just the other day, I was chatting with a Zix customer who is considering a move from an on-premises mail server to a cloud-based mail server, in his case Office 365 (O365). His company has been using ZixGateway for a number of years as its email encryption service, and he was aware that he could continue to use his on-premises ZixGateway with a cloud-based O365 solution. I suggested that if he is going to migrate to O365 in the cloud, why not also migrate his Zix Email Encryption and DLP solutions to the cloud. There are great advantages to migrating from an on-premises ZixGateway solution...
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Data Loss Disaster: A Sobering Tale

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 10:41 by Neil Farquharson
Australian Jason Wang was pleased with the purchase of his $200 Groupon gift card to be used at a local Woolworths , a large grocery chain. However he was not so happy when he checked his online account to discover his balance was ze ro. His $200 was gone. He wasn’t alone: according to this article , an email sent by a Woolworths employee to hundreds of customers contained the wrong attachment. Instead of including details to redeem their vouchers, the attachment contained not only the codes to access all 8,000 of these vouchers, but also the email addresses and names of over one...
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Human Error Leads to Exposure of 31 World Leaders

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:29 by Neil Farquharson
Thanks to The Guardian newspaper and a freedom of information request, I’ve just read that the personal information of 31 world leaders was exposed due to human error and the ease of hitting the “send” button. Handout photo, courtesy of G20 and Getty Images The breach was caused by a staff member at Australia's Department of Immigration while world leaders attended the G20 Leaders' Summit in Australia last November. According to the BBC, ‘The breach was said to be the result of "human error", with the sender forgetting to check the auto-fill function...
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Partner Spotlight—Holy Data Protection! MicroAge and ZixCorp Team Up to Safeguard Your Sensitive Information

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:30 by ZixCorp
Just like Batman needs Robin, ZixCorp needs its trusted partners to ensure customers are equipped with the right security solutions to keep their data protected. That’s why, in September 2014, ZixCorp entered into a new channel partnership with MicroAge—a leading IT solutions provider with a reputation spanning five decades for selling only the most reliable and innovative security solutions. At the time, MicroAge had a loyal client that was in the market for an easy-to-use email encryption solution and specifically asked for Zix Email Encryption . Now, as a premier solution provider,...
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Avoiding E-Fail

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:04 by ZixCorp
Clicking “send” is almost too easy. We’ve all had those moments when we wince after realizing we sent an email a little too soon. Maybe you attached the wrong file or realized you copied someone that you shouldn’t have. But as painful as these moments are, sometimes the result can be far worse than slight embarrassment. Who did I send that to again? You’re going on hour 15 of your “eight-hour” work day. Needless to say, you’re a little groggy. Checking your watch, you realize you’re about to miss the deadline for the billing cycle. Quickly, you pull the patient records for everyone who’s...
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Our Launch into DLP

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 14:35 by Geoff Bibby
Until recently all we’ve focused on is the advancement and optimization of email encryption. We have email encryption in a good place, delivering secure email as easy as regular email. No steps. No passwords. While we continue to invest in our email encryption, we saw a great opportunity to expand into a new technology – data loss prevention (DLP) – with a new product – ZixDLP . The opportunity was born out of listening to complaints about the complexity, cost and resources required to implement DLP coupled with our depth of email experience. So with that in mind, let’s dive into: “Why did we...
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