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Zix Email Encryption secures South African customer data in email and assists compliance with Protection of Personal Information Act
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LAWtrust, a specialist security solutions provider, builds trust in information systems through establishing authenticity, accountability and privacy in data messages. With South African organizations relying on email for daily communication, Zix® Email Encryption enhances LAWtrust’s portfolio of industry-leading information security products and services, addresses a significant risk to the protection of personal information and assists with compliance of the POPI Act.
The POPI Act established minimum requirements for the processing of
personal information of South African citizens, including security
measures for the integrity and confidentiality of personal information.
Among the POPI Act security requirements, public and private entities
are responsible for identifying risks, implementing safeguards and
verifying the safeguards are effective and maintained. Promoted and
enforced by an Information Regulator, any person who fails to comply
with the POPI Act can face penalties of up to 10 years in prison and up
to R10 million (US
“Our customers rely on us to address their most pressing information security needs, and with the amount of personal information contained in email messages and attachments, email is a top security priority for compliance with POPI,” said Christi Maherry, Chief Executive Officer of LAWtrust. “In evaluating email encryption solutions, Zix was the best fit for LAWtrust and our customers. Its powerful policy filters and leading ease of use will ensure our customer needs are fulfilled without disrupting their business.”
LAWtrust will offer ZixGateway®, a policy-based email encryption solution. Using robust policy filters, including a custom POPI filter, ZixGateway automatically scans and encrypts emails with personal information and other sensitive data. With automatic encryption, ZixGateway reduces human error and removes employee hassle, so encrypted email is as convenient as regular email.
Encrypted emails are then delivered to recipients in the most secure, easiest method possible. Delivery methods include TLS, a mobile-friendly secure Web portal or Zix’s unrivaled transparent delivery method that automatically decrypts encrypted emails without requiring any extra steps or passwords.
“For more than 15 years, Zix has been a trusted partner to U.S.
organizations in government, finance, insurance and healthcare which are
required by federal regulations to safeguard personal information. Our
experience in regulated industries and expertise in email data
protection align well for delivering seamless service to international
markets. The South African market represents a solid first step in our
international strategy,” said
LAWtrust is a specialist security solutions provider that builds trust
in information systems through establishing authenticity, accountability
and privacy in data messages. It focuses on applying digital signatures
and positive identity to business processes, saving time, lowering costs
and reducing risk for businesses. LAWtrust operates the only WebTrust
certified Trust Centre in
ZixCorp is a trusted leader in email data protection. ZixCorp offers
industry-leading email encryption, a unique email data loss prevention
(DLP) solution, and an innovative bring your own device (BYOD) email
solution to meet your company’s data protection and compliance needs.
ZixCorp is trusted by the nation’s most influential institutions in
healthcare, finance and government for easy-to-use secure email
solutions. ZixCorp is publicly traded on the