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Combined Expertise Mitigates Email Risks and Increases Compliance for Healthcare Organizations
LONDON and DALLAS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Insurance broker Lockton has teamed with Zix Corporation (ZixCorp) (Nasdaq: ZIXI), the leading email encryption service provider, in an innovative relationship to assist healthcare organizations in reducing data breaches and cyber liability. For healthcare organizations that have elected cyber liability insurance coverage, Lockton will offer access to one of the ZixCorp® best-in-class email encryption services, ZixAuditor®, which highlights organizations' exposures to data breaches and outsourced risks. The combined offering will help healthcare organizations comply with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
Data breaches of personally identifiable healthcare information can seriously damage a company's balance sheet as well as their long-term reputation. ZixAuditor is an email assessment service that enables organizations to identify email vulnerabilities, implement more effective procedures and monitor ongoing communications to determine compliance effectiveness. The service helps eligible companies manage the risks associated with sensitive email exchange and provides strategic insight into the company's inbound and outbound email usage.
Lockton's Emily Freeman said: "The HITECH Act places huge responsibilities for cyber liability on healthcare companies, even if a data breach does not occur on their premises or is not caused by their own employees. Data is mobile and crosses national borders at the click of a button, and it is increasingly the target of fraudsters, third-party agents and even individuals with a grudge."
"Healthcare organizations are operating in a regulatory climate that's unlike anything we've seen in the past. Lockton and ZixCorp are two proven teams that can help identify and manage risk," said Rick Spurr, Chief Executive Officer for Zix Corporation. "We welcome the opportunity to work with the Lockton team."
Lockton and ZixCorp will host a free webinar on May 20, 2010, at 2 p.m. EDT for compliance officers, IT security staff and risk managers to address security risks, current compliance regulations and how ZixAuditor can identify email risks. To attend, please visit http://www.zixcorp.com/info/lockton. For more information on ZixAuditor, please email email@example.com or call 866-257-4949.
More than 3,800 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, surety and risk management services, offering an uncommon level of client service. Since its founding in 1966, Lockton has grown to become the 10th largest insurance broker in the world. Learn more at www.lockton.com.
About Zix Corporation
Zix Corporation (ZixCorp) provides the only email encryption service designed with your most important relationships in mind. More than 1,000 hospitals and 1,300 financial institutions, including the most influential companies and government organizations, use the proven ZixCorp® Email Encryption Service, including Wellpoint, Humana, the FDIC and the SEC. ZixCorp Email Encryption Service is powered by ZixDirectory(SM), the largest email encryption community in the world. The tens of millions of ZixDirectory members can feel secure knowing their most important relationships are protected. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.