Pitney Bowes Adds Email Encryption

Award-winning PGP encryption platform protects sensitive data

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data protection, today announced that Pitney Bowes, the world’s leading provider of mailstream solutions, has standardized on the PGP® Encryption Platform to secure proprietary and confidential information. The company is deploying PGP Universal™ Gateway Email to protect sensitive legal, HR, benefits, and corporate information in communications. PGP Universal™ Server, the foundation of the PGP Encryption Platform architecture, provides centralized, Web-based administration through a single management console.

The Challenge

Founded in 1920, Pitney Bowes has expanded its offerings to serve the entire mailstream with software, hardware, and services that help more than 2 million customers worldwide create, produce, distribute, and manage mail, documents, and packages. The company must comply with a variety of regulations, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), state data breach notification laws such as California Senate Bill 1386, and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). As part of an enterprise-wide data security initiative to ensure regulatory compliance, uphold its corporate reputation, and implement security best practices, the company’s Enterprise Messaging team was charged with evaluating and selecting an email encryption solution for users who send sensitive information, including Social Security numbers and credit card information, to external partners.

The Solution

Based on previous experience with PGP® products and the fact that Pitney Bowes was already using a PGP® technology partner’s solution, John Congiu, manager of Enterprise Messaging at Pitney Bowes, chose to deploy the PGP Encryption Platform. According to Congiu, “PGP® technology is at the top of most industry lists of information security providers and is probably the most well-known for encryption. A big plus was that the partner could help us with the installation of PGP Universal Gateway Email, and its product integrated with the PGP® solution. The partnership, the price and maturity of the PGP solution, the extensive PGP® portfolio of enterprise data security products, and PGP Corporation’s track record in the industry made it a no-brainer.” Congiu also appreciated PGP Universal Gateway Email’s support of accepted email standards, and interoperability with popular email solutions as well as the company’s infrastructure. Combined with the existing data loss prevention solution, PGP Universal Gateway Email also has enabled a clear definition of roles between systems engineers and compliance managers. Even better, Pitney Bowes’ partners appreciate that their sensitive information is now encrypted and secure.

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