Apptix Launches Encrypted Email Solution

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Apptix Secure Mail provides end-to-end encrypted delivery for regulatory compliance needs

Apptix Secure Mail is a cost effective, end-to-end encryption solution for customers, particularly in healthcare and finance, to meet regulatory compliance requirements

Apptix (OSE: APP), the leading provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange email, Microsoft SharePoint, and business VoIP services for businesses worldwide, today announced the launch of Apptix Secure Mail. Available as an add-on to its hosted Exchange service, Apptix Secure Mail provides email encryption and decryption at the desktop for secure end-to-end transmission. The solution meets industry-specific compliance requirements, including FINRA, SOX and HIPAA, to allow users to communicate seamlessly and securely.

“Apptix Secure Mail is a cost effective, end-to-end encryption solution for customers, particularly in healthcare and finance, to meet regulatory compliance requirements,” James Bond, Vice President of Product and Software Development with Apptix. “From within Microsoft Outlook, users can send secure messages to any email address including Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail accounts, even if the recipient does not subscribe to the email encryption service. In addition, customers do not have the hassle of sending shared secret passwords or negotiating certificates/encryption keys—everything is seamless and transparent.”

Apptix Secure Mail protects messages while in transit over the Internet, and at rest in the local email stores and in corporate email archives. Persons sent an encrypted message that do not subscribe to the Secure Mail service will receive a notification email with a link to retrieve the message at a secure web-based portal.

Features include:

  •     One-click security – Users simply click a “Secure” button within the Outlook email client before sending to have the application encrypt the message.
  •     Send to anyone capability – Subscribers receive the encrypted mail directly in their Inbox; non-subscribers collect the messages via a secure Web portal.
  •     No key exchange or management required – Intelligent key lookup occurs transparently, eliminating the need for users to exchange and manage encryption keys.
  •     Strong encryption and authentication –Standards-based technologies such as Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), S/MIME and X.509 certificates establish confidentiality, message integrity, and user authentication.

Apptix Secure Mail is available now. The service is available for a launch special price of $5.95 per user per month – this is a 15% reduction in the regular price of $6.95 per month per user. For more information, please visit http://www.apptix.com/email-security/securemail/.

About Apptix
Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Apptix (OSE: APP) is the leading provider of business-class hosted email, voice, and collaboration services for 200,000 users worldwide. A pioneer in the hosted services space, Apptix and its MailStreet subsidiary offer a variety of communications and IT services including: Microsoft Exchange plus Outlook Voice Access; VoIP; Microsoft SharePoint; Web conferencing and secure Instant Message and Presence via Microsoft Office Communications Server R2; Online Backup by EMC's Mozy; mobile email (including BlackBerry, Palm, Android, Windows Mobile, and iPhone); compliant archiving; and a Web presence solution that includes domain registration, DNS hosting, and Website hosting. Apptix is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Hosting and Application Services. Apptix is recognized as one of the CRN 2009 & 2008 Fast Growth 100, Deloitte's 2009 & 2008 North American Technology Fast 500, Software Magazine's 2009 & 2008 Software 500, Washington Business Journal 2009 & 2008 Fastest Growing Companies, as a finalist in the Customer Service and Product Departments categories for the 2009 American Business Awards (Stevie Awards), and as a 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards finalist in the Unified Communications Solutions category. For more information, visit http://www.apptix.com or follow at http://www.twitter.com/apptix.

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