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Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a leader in email data protection, has announced commercial availability of
ZixOneTM, a unique mobile email app that solves the key IT challenge created by the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend.
ZixOne manages access to corporate email while never allowing that data to reside on the device where it is vulnerable to loss or theft.
BYOD describes the increasing trend of employees using their personal devices to conduct work and access corporate data. Unlike other BYOD solutions,
ZixOne meets the users’ desire to keep corporate IT away from their devices while giving IT the ability to secure content and meet compliance needs. With seamless access to work email in a secure, simple-to-use environment, employees can stay productive while preserving device independence. A BYOD solution that is acceptable to employees solves one of today’s greatest IT management challenges.
“The use of employee-owned mobile devices in the workplace has created efficiency and enhanced productivity in the workplace, but it also leaves business exposed to significant risks of corporate data loss,” said Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder of the
Ponemon Institute. “These devices weren’t designed for security, and CIOs and IT departments are challenged to find a BYOD solution that protects corporate data without hindering the same efficiency and productivity resulting from this growing trend.”
ZixOne delivers email data protection through a mobile app that enables corporate email access without allowing the data to reside on an employee’s personal device where it has greater potential for compromise. This approach provides a secure mobile email environment that is familiar and acceptable to mobile users. If the device is lost or stolen,
an administrator can simply disable access to corporate email from that device through
ZixOne approach provides significant advantages to companies that are implementing BYOD to support the increasing demand from employees to use personal mobile devices for work, including:
Protection of sensitive corporate data, such as confidential company information, customer data and intellectual property
Convenient employee access to corporate email, calendar and contacts
Protection of employee privacy and trust without access to any personal data
Compliance reporting to confirm sensitive data has not been breached when a device is lost or stolen
“We’re proud to deliver a BYOD solution that provides peace of mind to both businesses and employees,” said
Rick Spurr, ZixCorp’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “With ZixOne, businesses can confidently enable use of personal mobile devices without the stress of data loss, and employees can trust that they have access to the corporate data they need without jeopardizing their control and more importantly their privacy.”
ZixOne is priced per employee (instead of per device) for use across iOS and Android OS devices. It can be deployed with Microsoft Exchange in less than an hour, and the app can be downloaded to the user’s device in less than a minute. Customers can use
ZixOne as a standalone BYOD solution or used in combination with a mobile device management (MDM) or container approach.
“It’s exciting to enter the BYOD market and see how ZixOne can solve different challenges for a variety of customers,” said Spurr. “Email is the most used app on mobile devices, so for some companies, secure mobile access to email is all their employees need to connect to the office. However, we understand that other companies have already implemented an MDM or container solution for a subset of their employees who require access to additional corporate data. For those companies, ZixOne can be a complementary solution for the majority of employees who just need secure mobile access to corporate email. Regardless of how ZixOne is implemented, companies recognize the value in a solution that can be easily adopted by employees and truly protects corporate data by never allowing it to reside on the device.”