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DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. has signed a three-year renewal contract with ZixCorp , a provider of e-mail encryption services. This marks the third multi-year service agreement between the companies, according to the announcement made by 7-Eleven.
The convenience store chain began using ZixCorp's e-mail encryption services to send secure e-mails to its partners through ZixGateway, a policy-based e-mail encryption solution, in 2004. In 2008, 7-Eleven began using ZixMail, a desktop e-mail encryption solution.
Through this latest contract renewal, the chain has added the use of ZixPort, a delivery method through which recipients without e-mail encryption capabilities can access secure e-mail through a customized portal.
"The protection of sensitive partner information is essential to our leadership as a trusted retailer," said Todd Cohen, leader of 7-Eleven's Information Security, Risk and Compliance Practice. "E-mail is a critical communication tool in everyday business with our partners, and ZixCorp e-mail encryption services enable us to use e-mail securely and confidently."
7-Eleven uses ZixGateway to communicate confidential agreements, invoices and updates to partners, while it uses ZixMail for internal 7-Eleven communication in order to protect sensitive employee information, intellectual property and executive exchanges, the company said.