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Is Your Security Failing?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:51 by ZixCorp
Leaving email unsecured is one of the biggest risks an organization can take, yet many organizations continue to do this. Recently, people from both sides of the US political spectrum were surprised at “revelations” that Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush exposed their business or government related emails by using privately owned email servers or a personally owned smartphone. While they are now apologetic, in retrospect, about doing this, they have what most people regard as credible reasons for doing so: and these reasons generally revolve around expediency and convenience. Like many...
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Zix Encryption Network – The Next Era of Email Encryption

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 09:43 by ZixCorp
While 2014 is being referred to as “ The Year of Encryption ,” it’s not a new concept – by a long shot. Data encryption has been around for thousands of years. An early version dates all the way back to 50 B.C. when Julius Caesar used a simple encryption method to send private messages to his generals. Known as the “Caesar Cipher,” the encryption method involved substituting letters for another (A=D, B =E, etc.). Okay, the Caesar Cipher doesn’t quite compare to current encryption standards, but it did spark a new way of keeping confidential information out of the hands of adversaries. As the...
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Upcoming Encryption Webinar: Learn How Zix Can Secure your Office 365 Email

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 15:54 by ZixCorp
With Office 365, organizations have access to business-class email along with cloud-hosted applications that can be accessed through a myriad of devices and online conferencing. The one thing it doesn’t offer is strong email encryption. If you work in a regulated industry, share sensitive information via email or just want to simply make sure your email data is safe – you will need to turn to an outside partner. Not to worry, Zix has your back with its simple Office 365 integration. By choosing ZixGateway , Office 365 users have access to hosted email and easy-to-use, secure encryption from...
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Got GAME? Zix Brings Business-Class Message Encryption to Google Apps

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 06:40 by ZixCorp
Back in March, we were quick to applaud Google’s initiative to improve the secure email experience for Gmail users by forcing encryption through HTTPS connections. Yet many organizations need stronger and more comprehensive message encryption protection, particularly those that depend on Google Apps to meet compliance requirements for regulations like HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI-DSS. We have important news for compliance officers and security managers at those agencies and companies. ZixCorp and Google are launching Google Apps Message Encryption (GAME) – end-to-end email encryption,...
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Security Experts Provide Tips on How to Best Protect Personal Information from Heartbleed

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:11 by ZixCorp
As fallout from the Heartbleed bug continues to echo across the Web, people have been left with more questions than answers. Should you change all your passwords? When is it okay to change passwords? What websites are safe? How can you tell if your information was leaked? To help clear up confusion about Heartbleed, ZixCorp’s own Dave Robertson recently participated in a live chat on o.canada.com with security experts including Tyler Cohen Wood, cyber branch chief for the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Zhiqiang Lin, UT Dallas assistant professor of computer science and member of the Cyber...
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Follow-up Questions from Our Q&A: Enhanced Data Security Measures in the Legal Community

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 23:11 by ZixCorp
We recently posted a legal Q&A after two New York Times articles sparked an interesting discussion about data security measures at law firms. Zix General Counsel Jim Brashear often contributes and speaks on the significant need for data protection in the legal community, and he served as our Q&A expert. During the discussion, Jim provided responses regarding the hurdles law firms face in implementing additional data security measures, how those hurdles could be avoided and who determines when a law firm’s data security measures are adequate. After the post, he received some...
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Enhanced Data Security Measures in the Legal Community: Q&A with Zix Expert Jim Brashear

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:20 by ZixCorp
Two recent New York Times articles sparked an interesting discussion in the legal community about data security measures at law firms. One article, Spying By N.S.A. Ally Entangled U.S. Law Firm , describes how government surveillance is capturing attorney-client email communications. The other article in Dealbook, Law Firms Are Pressed On Security for Data , describes how clients are demanding their lawyers step up their data security measures. Attorney data security is a topic near and dear to the heart of our General Counsel Jim Brashear. Jim has invested many hours writing articles,...
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Emergence of a New Security Trend

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:24 by ZixCorp
Healthcare, financial services and government organizations make up the majority of customers who deploy our email data protection and for good reasons. Healthcare and financial service manage an abundance of protected health information and personal financial information, and they are heavily regulated industries. Meanwhile local, state and federal government organizations must protect sensitive information to meet government standards and maintain public trust. However, the customer trend is beginning to shift with increasing data breaches that are affecting millions of people. Businesses...
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Keeping Your Most Used Mobile Business App Safeguarded

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 15:46 by ZixCorp
Chances are, you use your personal smartphone or tablet for everything from playing Angry Birds to choosing the best filter for your photos via Instagram and finding the love of your life on Tinder. However, when it comes to business, despite buzz around BYOD and accessing corporate information on personal devices, if we narrow it down, email is the business app we use the most for viewing and sharing company data. Within email is vital information from financials, credit card numbers, customer information, business plans and other proprietary information. The implications of this data...
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ZixOne Use Case: Say Goodbye to an Employee, Say Goodbye to Your Data

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 16:26 by ZixCorp
A real-world example of the BYOD challenges companies face This use case came right from our own backyard. A new salesperson joined the Zix team recently. In explaining our new BYOD solution ZixOne , he pulled out his smartphone and shared a fun tidbit from his own life. At his last company, he was allowed to use his own device and connected to the company’s Exchange server through ActiveSync. Two weeks removed from his old job, he showed us how easily he could scroll through all the old emails stored on his device. Could you trust a former employee with customer data and pricelists? Are you...
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