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Counting on Security

When you’re one of the fastest growing counties in the state – and even in the country – it’s imperative that you promise your residents the best, most reliable and secure processing of their precious information.That’s why Chisago County of Minnesota chose Zix Corporation (ZixCorp) to provide an email encryption solution to safeguard against identity theft.

“We wanted an encrypted email solution that was simple, easy and effective,” said Jon Eckel, Chisago County’s Director of Management of Information and Communications Systems. “That is exactly what we found in the ZixCorp service.”

Chisago County, known for its great natural beauty and recreational opportunities, is one of the top population growth centers in Minnesota and in the top 100 in the United States.

Eckel says the county quickly recognized the need to upgrade its email security in order to protect private data of both its citizens and businesses. With a growing and valid concern about identity theft, it only made sense to implement an email encryption solution that could secure sensitive data.

“Prior to ZixCorp Email Encryption Services, there was absolutely no use of email allowed for anything remotely confidential,” said Eckel. “Now we can exchange information via email easily and securely.”

For Chisago County, the fact that ZixCorp is a top choice for government agencies at all levels was the number one selling point. “Because their email encryption service is so widely used by federal and state government agencies, as well as other counties, it made us feel comfortable that we were doing the right thing by implementing the ZixCorp solution,” said Eckel. “When you’re exchanging email containing highly confidential information, you want to make sure you’re working with a solution you can trust.”

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  1. Todd Lennard November 7, 2012

    I use Zix for all my email encryption needs… works great and keeps me compliant with state and fed regulations.

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