ZixCorp Unveils Email Filter To Assist South African Organizations Comply With The Protection Of Personal Information Act

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a leader in email data protection, has released a filter to automatically scan and identify sensitive data in outbound emails and attachments that would violate the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act. If triggered, the POPI filter automatically encrypts email through ZixGateway ®, reducing stress for employees and providing peace of mind to South African organizations that need to comply with POPI.

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The POPI Act established minimum requirements for all South African organizations that process personal information of South African citizens, including security measures for the integrity and confidentiality of personal information. Any person who fails to comply with the POPI Act can face penalties of up to 10 years in prison and up to R10 million (approx. US $700,000) in fines.

"Email is a critical business tool that enables the easy exchange of personal data yet exposes South African organizations to a significant compliance risk. We've teamed up with ZixCorp for its industry-leading email encryption and its proven history in privacy protection- all with the goal of making POPI compliance in email easier on local organizations," said Christi Maherry, Chief Executive Officer of LAWtrust, a specialist security solutions provider and ZixCorp's partner in South Africa. "Automatic scanning and encryption with the new POPI filter offers an easy email security solution that maintains workflow and takes compliance pressure off employees and organizations."

The POPI filter was designed by the ZixResearch Center. With more than 13 years of dedicated experience, the ZixResearch Center has a strong reputation with ZixCorp's more than 14,500 customers for developing and maintaining proven filters. Additional filters designed and maintained by ZixResearch Center include filters to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

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