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Apptix, Echoworx to Support Healthcare and Finance Compliance Needs

April 21, 2010

Apptix (News - Alert) and Echoworx have partnered to provide advanced encryption on e-mail, voice and collaboration services to companies in the healthcare and finance fields.

'Echoworx's solution is a valuable add-on to our hosted Exchange service for customers that have a regulatory need for an extra layer of security,' said James Bond, vice president of product and software development with Apptix. 'This is a further example of Cloud-based services delivering affordable and reliable capabilities businesses need to more effectively compete in today's economic environment.'

Apptix is currently offering Encrypted Mail and anticipates offering Encrypted Mail Gateway (News - Alert) later in the year, both from the Echoworx suite of privacy applications. These will be offered to customers as security bundles.

Encrypted Mail gives organizations the ability to enforce e-mail encryption right at the desktop eliminating the possibility of confidential information being read by anyone other than the intended recipient. Encrypted Mail Gateway is a policy-based managed encryption solution that provides organizations with an easy way to enforce e-mail encryption without disrupting the day-to-day workflow of their employees.

'This partnership is a testament to the role that managed encryption services is playing in addressing the growing need to protect confidential information in all facets of communication, including e-mail and messaging services,' said Michael Ginsberg, president and CEO of Echoworx. 'As a SaaS model, our solution is helping world-class organizations like Apptix, as well as Symantec, AT&T (News - Alert), British Telecom and Verizon overcome the complexities of deploying end-to-end encryption solutions.'

Apptix recently announced the launch of Apptix Hosted Exchange for Apple (News - Alert), a new hosted offering that provides native integration of Apple-based communications applications with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

Alice Straight is a TMCnet editor. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight

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