Reliable SaaS solution secures patients' protected health information in email
SOMERVILLE, N.J. & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 1, 2012-- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (NASDAQ: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, announces that Somerset Medical Center has signed a renewal contract for ZixCorp® Email Encryption Services. Somerset Medical Center leverages ZixCorp Email Encryption Services to protect patient privacy in email and meet the regulatory standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Somerset Medical Center first deployed ZixCorp Email Encryption Services in 2006, selecting the solution based on ZixCorp's reputation in healthcare and its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model. Since the initial selection, ZixCorp's market reach in healthcare has expanded to more than 1,400 hospitals.
"ZixCorp's wide acceptance in healthcare gave us confidence that its security offering was reliable and would meet our tailored needs, especially around the requirements of HIPAA. The solution is even more appealing now that ZixCorp's experience has expanded in the market," said Mike Walsh, Director of Systems Management and IT Security for Somerset Medical Center.
"ZixCorp's subscription service was another essential component. Because we didn't have to invest in a capital expense, we could get approvals and implement the solution faster," said Walsh. "Plus, we didn't have to worry about the costs and time associated with solution upgrades and maintaining our own servers."
Somerset Medical Center uses ZixGateway® for all employees who exchange email with patients, business associates, regional hospitals and other partners. ZixGateway automatically scans and encrypts outbound emails that contain protected health information (PHI) and other sensitive information. Recipients who use ZixGateway automatically receive the encrypted email transparently in their inbox, without requiring any extra steps or passwords. More than 270 organizations receive transparent encrypted email from Somerset Medical Center, making privacy and compliance in email as convenient as conventional email. Recipients who do not use ZixCorp Email Encryption Services can exchange secure email through ZixPort®, a secure Web portal.
"Somerset Medical Center has been a long-time customer, and we greatly appreciate their continued trust in our email encryption services," said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our commitment to innovative, easy-to-use email security combined with the reliability of our services has enabled us earn and retain customer loyalty resulting in these long term contractual relationships."
About Somerset Medical Center
Somerset Medical Center is a nationally accredited, regional medical center providing comprehensive emergency, medical/surgical and rehabilitative services and a broad range of community programs to Central New Jersey residents. It is nationally recognized as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence. The medical center is an affiliate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a clinical research affiliate of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. For more information, visit http://www.somersetmedicalcenter.com.
About Zix Corporation
Zix Corporation provides the only email encryption services designed with your most important relationships in mind. The most influential companies and government organizations use the proven ZixCorp® Email Encryption Services, including WellPoint, the SEC and more than 1,400 hospitals and 1,700 financial institutions. ZixCorp Email Encryption Services are powered by ZixDirectory®, 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 http://www.zixcorp.com.
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