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When Bank Rhode Island was looking for an email encryption service for communicating with customers and business partners, it turned to Zix Corporation (ZixCorp) for the answer.

“I wanted an encryption solution targeted to the financial services market that needed very little investment in human capital and resources to set it up and minimal maintenance after that. Ease of use and ease of installation were key,” said Don Morash, Vice President and Information Security Officer for Bank Rhode Island. “That’s what ZixCorp delivered.”The fact that the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) agencies rely on ZixCorp for their email encryption was icing on the cake.

“What sold me was that ZixCorp has the federal regulators as customers,” said Morash. “If they’ve chosen ZixCorp, then obviously their email encryption service really works.”

Bank Rhode Island, founded in 1996, is a full-service financial institution with 16 branches across the state. With $1.5 billion in assets and 270 employees, it’s a mid-sized bank with a business focus priding itself on meticulous customer service. “We’re a community bank that really understands our clientele,” said Morash. “And in terms of protecting their information, we err on the side of caution.”ZixCorp®

Email Encryption Services allow the bank to leverage the efficiency of email communication while ensuring the appropriate controls to protect sensitive information as it’s in transit. “With this solution, we can permit electronic exchange of data, because we know it’s secure,” said Morash.

“If everybody were using the ZixCorp solution – if it became the world standard for email encryption – that would be great,” said Morash. “Then nobody would have to worry about whether their email is secure.”

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