New Biscom Solutions Provide Even Greater Security for Industries with High Data Privacy NeedsBiscom Secure Fax and “Fax Encryption at Rest” Mitigate Email Security and Fax Storage Security Issues
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chelmsford, MA – October 16, 2012 – Business needs for data privacy, confidentiality, and controlled access have been intensified by an environment of frequent data breaches, and such governmental regulations as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA), and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS 140).
In response, Biscom, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise fax servers, hosted cloud fax services, and secure file transfer solutions, today announced the availability of two new fax innovations that will help companies shore up their electronic communications, and be confident about maintaining privacy and remaining compliant. Biscom Secure Fax, and a new “fax encryption at rest” capability are designed for environments where document and data security are paramount considerations, including healthcare, financial services, government, legal, manufacturing, and C-suite executive ranks across industries.
Biscom’s new “fax encryption at rest” capability is now built into the company’s fax infrastructure and is also a part of Biscom Secure Fax. These new solutions address the problems of the unsecure emailing of sensitive fax documents and the storing of unencrypted faxes at rest. Unlike fax and secure file transfer communications methods, email can make multiple hops through unsecure servers, is generally not encrypted, is subject to viruses, has file size limitations, and does not provide a delivery confirmation, audit trail, or authenticated access. All of these disadvantages are now solved.
With Biscom Secure Fax, once the sent / received documents are transferred to Biscom’s secure file transfer software, the data is robustly secured end-to-end. Documents sent and received are automatically encrypted in transit and at rest, using NIST-approved AES 256-bit encryption.
To activate Biscom Secure Fax, fax senders simply specify an email address rather than a fax number for the delivery to be sent. Recipients are notified of a secure delivery via an email with an embedded link with which to authenticate and download the files. As soon as the files are accessed, the sender receives a confirmation email that the files have been received and accessed. A granular reporting and audit trail is standard.
Wherever security of protected health information (PHI), and financial or personnel data is mission critical in faxing environments, Biscom solutions should be deployed to secure the data end-to-end. Typical applications that require robust security for faxes received to personal email inboxes or archived for later access include healthcare entities communicating PHI, financial institutions delivering confidential financial records, law firms handling sensitive client matters, and HR departments working with personnel information.
Founded in 1986, Biscom, headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, pioneered the fax server and hosted on-demand cloud fax marketplaces and is #1 in North American production fax. As the industry’s recognized innovation and customer service leader, Biscom has provided the world’s largest enterprises with secure document and file communications solutions: the award-winning enterprise FAXCOM® Server and FAXCOM Anywhere hosted cloud enterprise fax solution; the Hybrid Fax Platform; Biscom Secure Fax; Biscom Digital Fax; File Conversion software; and Biscom Secure File Transfer and Collaboration products.
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