Sigaba Chosen By Rex Healthcare as Preferred Provider For Secure Messaging
SAN MATEO, Calif. — April 27, 2004 — Secure Data in Motion, dba Sigaba?, the leading provider of secure message management solutions, today announced that Rex Healthcare has selected Sigaba Secure E-mail to protect the privacy of protected health information (PHI) and assist in achieving HIPAA compliance.
“We chose Sigaba because it was the solution that best fit the model under which we wanted to deploy a secure e-mail solution,” said Tom Schnittker, manager, IT Security/Data Center Operations, Rex Healthcare. “The recipients that we would be exchanging e-mail with use a wide variety of e-mail systems and desktop operating systems. We wanted a solution that would provide us a high level of flexibility in communicating with these customers and business partners without requiring them to install additional software or modify their desktops to accommodate our solution.”
Schnittker continued: “We also wanted a solution that would be easy to use for the sender. Sigaba gives us the flexibility to trigger the encryption process both on-demand by the user and automatically through a rule base on the gateway. We also felt that Sigaba’s solution had less administrative overhead involved as compared to some of its competitors.”
“Rex Healthcare can have confidence that its electronic communications will be privacy-protected according to their requirements, and that everyone will be compliant,” said Tanya Candia, chief marketing officer, Sigaba. “Since policies are set centrally, e-mails containing PHI can be automatically encrypted at the gateway. This will protect them against privacy breaches and legal issues that might otherwise arise.”
The Sigaba secure messaging architecture has been rigorously tested and certified to provide the strongest level of security with the highest level of scalability and audit capabilities. Yet, it’s the easiest system in the world as users send and receive e-mails exactly as they ever did. Security extends easily as well to other organizations and individuals. For such a powerful system, it easily integrates into the enterprise, is highly affordable, and requires very low maintenance.
The Sigaba secure messaging platform is based on open and next-generation industry standards, such as federated identity management, assuring investment protection in addition to a rapid ROI.
ABOUT Rex Healthcare
Rex Healthcare, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a private, not for profit healthcare system that has provided superior care to Wake County and the surrounding area since 1894. The Rex hospital campus is the heart of the network of services, including a 394-bed acute care hospital, family birth center, cancer center, convalescent care center, same day surgery center, heart & vascular center, wellness center, senior health center, home services and more. Rex hospital also includes dedicated clinics for pain management, sleep disorders and sports medicine, as well as a state-of-the-art emergency services department. For more information visit www.rexhealth.com or call 919-784-3333.
Secure Data in Motion Inc., dba Sigaba, is the leading provider of secure message management solutions, including e-mail, instant messaging and document delivery, for the enterprise market. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, the company was recently named by SC Magazine and CIO Magazine as the “Company to Watch.” Sigaba Secure E-mail, Sigaba Secure Statements and Sigaba Secure Instant Messaging are the most flexible, easy-to-use solutions for securing all corporate, financial services, healthcare and government communications over the Internet and wireless networks. The company’s Liberty-enabled and SAML-compliant standards-based solutions support next generation messaging; secure messages can be sent to virtually anyone, anywhere, without requiring users to download special software. Sigaba (s??a) takes its name from the SIGABA encryption machine, used by the U.S. during and after World War II. It was the only device of its kind that was never compromised by the enemy. Additional information about Sigaba can be found at http://www.sigaba.com or by calling 1-800-475-8226.