Zivver Listed as a Representative Vendor in Gartner's 2020 Market Guide for Email Security

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LONDON and AMSTERDAM – Zivver, a leading secure digital communication provider, announced today that it has been identified as a Representative Vendor for Email Data Protection Specialists in Gartner's 2020 Market Guide for Email Security. The report provided deep insight and technical analysis on the status of the email security market in 2020.

“Dramatic increases in the volume and success of phishing attacks and migration to cloud email require a reevaluation of email security controls and processes. Security and risk management leaders must ensure that their existing solution remains appropriate for the changing landscape,” said Gartner analysts Mark Harris, Peter Firstbrook and Ravisha Chugh in the report.* The report further mentions that, “Compliance and regulation requirements and concerns are putting greater emphasis on email data security.”

“Despite the growth in more targeted attacks through other vectors, email is still the most common channel for opportunistic and targeted attacks, as well as a significant source of data loss,” continued Gartner analysts Mark Harris, Peter Firstbrook and Ravisha Chugh in the report. The report states, "Email was never designed to be a secure communication medium, and organisations continue to struggle to protect sensitive email content in transit and at rest. Email data protection products protect the confidentiality and integrity of email messages by enabling the transmission of sensitive information to intended recipients with the starkly reduced possibility of disclosure or alteration.”

Zivver's secure outbound email and file transfer technology protects customers’ data in all three stages of email communication – before, during and after sending. Its fast deployment integrations allow workers to continue using their normal email environment, such as Outlook, Office365 or Gmail. Zivver helps to prevent human errors, including misaddressed emails, and the strong encryption and two-factor authentication Zivver applies minimises security risks still further. Zivver also equips organisations - who hold the legal responsibility to prevent, identify and limit the impact of data leaks – with the controls and reporting tools needed to comply with regulations including the DPA and GDPR.

“We believe being named as a Representative Vendor for Email Data Protection Specialists by Gartner is a true testament to the promise of our data leak prevention technology and validation of our leadership in the secure email space," said Rick Goud, Founder and CIO, Zivver. “With human errors so prevalent when workers email sensitive information - and global data protection regulations rapidly evolving - many organisations require supplementary technology to futureproof the security of their digital communication, especially in this era of increased remote working and rapid movement to the cloud. As nearly all email providers have access to your data, which most organisations increasingly come to realise and of course don’t want, tools like ZIVVER also help to improve that part of email security.”

*Gartner: Market Guide for Email Security, Mark Harris et al, 8 September 2020                                        

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Rick Goud

Rick heeft ruim 6 jaar gewerkt als strategieconsultant in de gezondheidszorg bij Gupta Strategists. Hij studeerde medische informatiekunde aan de UvA en Zorgmanagement aan de Erasmus Universiteit. Daarnaast is hij gepromoveerd in de Geneeskunde aan de UVA op de ontwikkeling, implementatie en evaluatie van beslissingsondersteunende systemen in de zorg. Tijdens zijn studie heeft Rick een aantal jaar als programmeur gewerkt. Het idee achter Zivver ontstond tijdens zijn werk als strategieconsultant. Overal waar hij kwam werd veel met gevoelige data gewerkt zoals patiëntgegevens, prijsafspraken, marktprestaties, contracten etc. Bij elke klant speelden vragen over veiligheid van de data, hergebruik van de data, etc. Regelmatig zag hij dat gebruik gemaakt werd van oplossingen waarbij de veiligheid en beheersbaarheid onduidelijk was. Op basis hiervan zag hij dat er een duidelijke behoefte was aan een oplossing zoals Zivver die biedt.

Originally published on September 17, 2020

Last update on September 17, 2020