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Healthcare Providers Now Have Access to Award-Winning Rule18 Email Encryption

Best Mobile Solution of 2011 protects personal health information sent through email on smartphones, mobiles, and other devices

Boca Raton, FL, June 15, 2011 --( The Rule18® Email Encryption solution developed by SECNAP Network Security and named Best Product of 2011 in Mobile Solutions is now available to organizations and professionals in the healthcare industry to protect personal health information. Rule18 is fast becoming the gold standard for securing data in motion across the Internet.

A growing majority of the world’s business is transacted in cyberspace, through electronic messaging on smartphones, tablets and mail-enabled mobiles. To date, executives and professionals in the healthcare industry have been hampered in their adoption of smartphone technology as a result of the institutional need to address regulatory requirements for effective email encryption. Rule18 changes that game.

C-level healthcare executives have traditionally focused on providing patient care and obtaining reimbursement for that care. While the impacts of HIPAA and HITECH legislation are certainly well-known, they may not be at top of mind when revenue-generating priorities demand attention.

“To their credit, CSOs and CISOs of major healthcare providers are moving to optimize technology to prevent unauthorized access to personal health information,” said Michael Scheidell, SECNAP Network Security chief technology officer. “Rule18 email encryption provides a vital layer of defense by securing outbound and inbound emails using policy-based TLS encryption up to 256-bit, and complies with privacy regulations in the U.S. and abroad.

In addition to being transparent to users regardless of the devices they prefer, Rule18 email encryption is extremely easy for Information Technology staffs to deploy. And the encryption solution from SECNAP Network Security is unique in supporting the universe of smartphones, mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktops; PCs and Macs; and all popular email platforms.

“Users don’t need to change their normal email behavior, so there’s no impact on IT Help Desk support,” said Scheidell. “Rule18 requires no client bandwidth or maintenance, whether healthcare providers deploy it in the cloud or as a gateway appliance.”

One of the most compelling benefits of Rule18 email encryption in the healthcare industry, according to Scheidell, is the advantage it provides in terms of true patient security.

“Healthcare providers want and need to be able to look patients in the eye and assure them that communications involving their personal health information are totally secure, both on the Internet and their intranets,” said Scheidell. “Rule18 enables them to do that with complete confidence.”

SECNAP Network Security develops information technology and cybersecurity solutions that enable business to be conducted securely on the Internet, leveraging an Integrated Security Management (ISM) platform to deliver award-winning network security, email security and email encryption services in the cloud at total lower cost of ownership. An extensive suite of security audit services includes external penetration testing, internal vulnerability assessment, HITECH, HIPAA, GLBA and other compliance assessments, web application and wireless assessments, social engineering testing and more. For details, visit the website.

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