123Together.com Helps SMBs Guard Against Identity Theft

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Waltham, Massachusetts (PRESS RELEASE – April 29, 2010) — 123Together.com – a mindSHIFT Technologies company and the leading provider of hosted, cloud-based email and business collaboration services – today announced the immediate availability of its hosted email encryption service for small and mid-size businesses. This automated, online email encryption service eliminates the theft of personal or sensitive information from a business’ outbound email.

“The financial liability on any company that fails to secure their customers’ personal information is significant and grows every day as more legislation is put in place to protect people from identity theft,” said William Flynn, Senior Executive Officer for 123Together.com. “This cloud-based email encryption service, combined with our hosted Exchange email service and premium spam and virus protection, provides a comprehensive, best-in-class electronic data protection solution. These services ensure the security and availability of all corporate and customer data for a price that small businesses can easily afford.”

One-third (33%) of U.S. businesses have been impacted by the improper exposure or theft of customer information, according to a recent survey by Osterman Research, a leading market research firm. A recently passed Massachusetts law, 201 CMR 17.00, regulates how companies must maintain, receive, store, or process the personal data of residents of the Commonwealth. This is just one of many laws which governs the handling of sensitive electronic data and imposes stiff financial penalties for non-compliance.

123Together.com’s highly secure hosted email encryption service protects businesses from the theft of sensitive and confidential information – including financial data, social security numbers, computer passwords, medical records, bank account numbers, legal documents and other personal information — often contained in email messages.

The benefits of 123Together.com’s cloud-based email encryption service include:

  • Ease of use. No technical skill is needed. Encryption is assigned automatically to each email based on the contents of the email and the policies assigned to each individual user. This web-based service can be managed from one central online control panel via any internet-enabled computer at any time. Alternatively, an end user may choose to manually encrypt an email by including the word [encrypt] in the email’s subject line.
  • Reduced cost. No additional hardware or software is required and there are no upfront expenses or contracts to sign. Additionally, the service removes the administrative overhead and costs normally associated with conventional encryption systems.
  • Data security. Identity theft and data breaches can be avoided.
  • Compliance with government regulations mandating the protection of personal information.

123Together.com offers hosted email encryption and all of its subscription-based business services for a small monthly, per user fee. All customers, including IT administrators and end users, receive live 24×7 technical support at no additional cost.

About 123Together.com

Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, 123Together.com, a mindSHIFT company, is the leading provider of hosted email and collaboration services to small and mid-size companies who want to increase productivity and decrease cost. The Company’s suite of hosted services includes Microsoft Exchange, Email Encryption, Windows SharePoint Services, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, archiving, and spam filtering. Users of popular smartphones including BlackBerry, iPhone, Palm Pixi, and Google Nexus One stay connected with its hosted Exchange mobility service. All customers receive live, 24×7 U.S.-based technical support and up to a 100% uptime guarantee. Additional information can be found at www.123Together.com.

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