Corporation (Zix), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a leader in email security, today
announced that Wilson
County Schools, a K-12 school district in Wilson County, Tennessee,
has added ZixEncrypt,
to strengthen its email security and compliance posture.
With all faculty members using a combination of Office 365 and G Suite,
Wilson County Schools needed a single platform that could secure
multiple email domains, while enhancing compliance with The Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA).
With ZixEncrypt, Wilson County Schools is able to filter, identify, and
automatically secure FERPA information in faculty’s outbound emails,
including personally identifiable information derived from education
records. Wilson County Schools also plans to integrate Zix encryption
within Skyward Family Access, the school district’s web-based parent
portal, to secure communications between teachers and parents.
Wilson County Schools added ZixProtect to provide advanced threat
protection for malicious inbound email, including phishing emails, while
ZixArchive was selected for its eDiscovery capabilities, particularly in
light of simplifying the process of responding to FOIA requests.
“Wilson County Schools is committed to fostering secure communications
between faculty and parents, both to meet FERPA compliance requirements,
but also, simply, because we value the trust and privacy of those in our
school community,” said Tom Waller, director of technology for Wilson
County Schools. “Zix not only provides an easy-to-use experience for our
IT administrators and supports our various email platforms, but
deployment was also incredibly quick – we were up and running in just 10
“The use of technology and the prevalence of data within K-12 school
districts is only continuing to increase, and security and privacy
practices need to keep pace. We’re deeply committed to helping our
customers do just that,” said Dave Wagner, Zix CEO. “By equipping Wilson
County Schools with our email encryption, advanced threat protection,
and email archiving and eDiscovery capabilities, we are making their
security and compliance easier than ever before, so that they can focus
on what they were meant to do: deliver an exceptional learning
experience to their students.”
About Zix Corporation
Zix Corporation (Zix) is a leader in
email security. Trusted by the nation’s most influential institutions in
healthcare, finance and government, Zix delivers a superior experience
and easy-to-use solutions for email encryption and data loss prevention,
advanced threat protection, unified information archiving and mobile
security. Focusing on the protection of business communication, Zix
enables its customers to better secure data and meet compliance needs.
Zix is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol
ZIXI. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.