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Zix’s Strength in Community Shines for Blue Cross Blue Shield Customers and Their Members

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:53 by ZixCorp
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) organizations have an influential and prominent presence in healthcare, serving one in every three Americans who rely on their coverage for quality care. With such a profound responsibility to people and communities across the U.S., we are incredibly proud that more than 30 BCBS organizations rely on Zix and the strength of our community. How does Zix help BCBS organizations and their members? Email is as secure as a postcard traveling through the postal service. And just as healthcare companies and business associates can’t exchange protected health...
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ZixCorp @ RSA 2014 – Looking at Effective BYOD Options on the Show Floor

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:24 by ZixCorp
It’s hard to believe another RSA Conference has come and gone! If you’ve followed the national headlines, you may think that everyone at the conference was obsessed with the NSA, the protest Trustycon event and headliners like Stephen Colbert … and you would be wrong. Down on the expo show floor, the Zix team spoke with a steady flow of people who continue to struggle with managing the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) trend that is flooding businesses and agencies alike with personal devices like smartphones and tablets. For these people, solving their BYOD and email security problems is far more...
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2013 in Review and Happy Holidays from Zix!

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 19:19 by RickSpurr
For more than a decade, Zix has been the leader in email encryption. We developed that reputation and earned customer trust by delivering easy-to-use, innovative solutions that meet our customer's changing needs. In 2013, we expanded our portfolio to continue to meet those changing needs, becoming a leader in the broader category of email data protection with new approaches to Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) security and Data Loss Prevention (DLP). BYOD, or the use of personal mobile devices for work, has challenged IT to find a solution that balances work enablement, corporate data protection...
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New Urgency to Protect the Privacy of California Residents

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:55 by ZixCorp
In 2012, the Office of the California Attorney General (AG) began collecting information on any data breach that involved more than 500 Californians. Last week, the AG Office announced the results and issued a report that should grab the attention of any organization -- inside or outside of California -- that holds personal information of California residents. The 2012 Results •2.5 million Californians had their personal information compromised by an electronic data breach •Breaches affecting 1.4 million Californians could have been prevented if companies had encrypted data when moving or...
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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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A List of Our Own

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 12:20 by ZixCorp
The holiday season is in full swing. Bright lights are filling the night sky, and holiday carols can be heard across Pandora everywhere. With all the festivities, we can’t help but think of the big guy in red, making his list and checking it twice. And because email encryption is near and dear to our hearts here at ZixCorp, we thought it was the perfect time to provide you with another list… an email encryption check list. In 2013, whether you’re implementing email encryption for the first time or replacing the old solution that has frustrated you for years, consider the list below and be...
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Going the Extra Mile Delivers Competitive Advantage

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 16:35 by ZixCorp
Email encryption enables businesses to confidently exchange sensitive information with customers and partners. It protects outbound email and automatically encrypts any replies. But what happens when customers and partners need to initiate a secure email from their side? How can businesses extend that secure experience? ZixCorp Secure Compose is the solution. A feature of ZixPort , Secure Compose allows your customers and partners to initiate a secure email without any complicated set-up process. Without delay, your customers and partners can initiate a new encrypted email through two...
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Law Firm: Cryptography is Going Mainstream

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 10:30 by Jim Brashear
On the Privacy and Security Matters blog sponsored by the Mintz Levin law firm, Sara Crasson has a great observation about the growing use and importance of encryption to protect sensitive data - including sensitive data in email. The Internet has become a primary medium for everyday communication, but individuals rarely consider the potential data security problems. Sending an e-mail or instant message is like dropping a postcard in the mail. Many people handle a postcard as it travels to its final destination, and a message can be seen, copied, and misused. E-mails have the same risks,...
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Interesting Post by Privacy Professor

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 19:47 by ZixCorp
The Privacy Professor Blog recently covered "Encryption: Myths and Musts." The five myths highlighted were: 1. Using SSL or HTTPS encrypts data everywhere. 2. Encryption is too expensive for SMBs. 3. Encryption is too hard to use. 4. By using encryption, we don’t need to use firewalls, anti-virus or other security tools. 5. Encryption must be deployed everywhere in an organization. Click here for more details on each myth and two key lessons, including the security of data in transit.
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TLS: Out with Old Risks, In with New Features

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 12:27 by Geoff Bibby
Many organizations try to reduce the risks of email by implementing transport layer security (TLS) between email servers. TLS is a protocol that’s designed to provide privacy between communicating servers and their users on the Internet. When an organization’s server and the recipient’s server communicate, TLS can ensure that no third party may eavesdrop or tamper with any message. The Limitations and Risks of TLS Traditionally, TLS is implemented through two methods – Mandatory and Opportunistic. Mandatory TLS requires a TLS connection be present before sending an email. If a TLS connection...
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