|By Business Wire||
|December 3, 2013 07:35 AM EST||
Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a leading provider of email data protection, announces that Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has renewed its contract for Zix™ Email Encryption Services in a three-year agreement. A leading, fully integrated academic medical center, Wake Forest Baptist began using Zix Services in 2004 and continues to select ZixCorp based on its consistent leadership in email encryption and its dedication to ease of use.
“Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is committed to the highest quality of care and inherent in that commitment is the protection of our patients’ privacy,” said Joel Garmon, Chief Information Security Officer at Wake Forest Baptist. “Zix Email Encryption makes securing each and every patient’s protected health information simple and allows us to focus on delivering the best care to our patients.”
Wake Forest Baptist uses ZixGateway®, a policy-based email encryption service, to secure protected health information in email to business associates and other healthcare organizations in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Recipients who use ZixGateway automatically receive encrypted email transparently in their inboxes. More than 980 organizations exchange encrypted email with Wake Forest Baptist securely and transparently, without taking any extra steps or entering passwords. Recipients who do not use Zix Email Encryption Services can send and receive secure email through ZixPort®, a secure Web portal.
As a distinguished research institution, Wake Forest Baptist also uses ZixGateway to protect the privacy of its patient participants and the security of its intellectual property. “One of our top priorities is the development of ideas and innovations that advance the medical field. The protection of our patients, research and processes requires that we use proven partners, and ZixCorp continues to earn our trust with reliable, easy to use email encryption,” said Garmon.
“Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is one of the nation’s preeminent medical and research institutions, and its customer loyalty for nearly a decade is a reflection of our consistent leadership and strength in email data protection,” said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We will continue to invest in enhancing our encryption, data loss prevention and mobile device solutions to ensure that our customers benefit from industry-leading email data protection and continue to view Zix as a trusted, long-term partner.”
About Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (www.wakehealth.edu) is a fully integrated academic medical center located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The institution comprises the medical education and research components of Wake Forest School of Medicine, the integrated clinical structure and consumer brand Wake Forest Baptist Health, which includes North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Brenner Children’s Hospital, the creation and commercialization of research discoveries into products that benefit patients and improve health and wellness, through Wake Forest Innovations (WakeForestInnovations.com), Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (WakeForestInnovationQuarter.com), a leading center of technological discovery, development and commercialization, as well as a network of affiliated community-based hospitals, physician practices, outpatient services and other medical facilities. Wake Forest School of Medicine is ranked among the nation’s best medical schools and is a leading national research center in fields such as regenerative medicine, cancer, neuroscience, aging, addiction and public health sciences. Wake Forest Baptist’s clinical programs have consistently ranked as among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report for the past 20 years.
About Zix Corporation
ZixCorp offers industry-leading email encryption and a unique email DLP 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 Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol ZIXI, and its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.