Clearview Federal Credit Union deploys GlobalCerts for e-mail security

Source: GlobalCerts

GlobalCerts, a leading provider of secure messaging appliance solutions, announced today that Clearview Federal Credit Union has deployed the GlobalCerts SecureMail Gateway to provide seamless email encryption services to its members and employees.

Clearview's evaluation, selection, and deployment efforts were assisted by security experts from Fortrex Technologies, a GlobalCerts Gold Partner.

During its 51 years of operation, Clearview Federal Credit Union has grown from a small financial institution to Southwestern Pennsylvania's largest credit union. Clearview serves approximately 76,000 members, with reported assets valued at $580 million for the 2004 fiscal year. Clearview is headquartered near Pittsburgh, in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.

Clearview identified an immediate requirement to protect email messages containing Non-public Personal Information (NPI). To protect its members' privacy and to comply with GLBA regulations, Clearview began looking for a secure messaging solution.

"We looked at several solutions, but only the SecureMail Gateway met all of our requirements. Our employees continue to send and receive emails as they always have; only now they can send information securely. Ease of use, ease of deployment, and strong security were critical factors in choosing the GlobalCerts solution," said Lisa Fitz, Network Services Manager for Clearview.

Clearview's deployment underscores that users need to send emails securely, without acquiring any special technical skills. The SecureMessenger feature of the SecureMail Gateway allows organizations to communicate securely with any Internet recipient with an email address and a Web browser. No desktop software needs to be installed or managed on either the sender or recipient workstation.

"Fortrex delivers sensitive client documents and reports using the GlobalCerts SecureMail Gateway; a fact that caught the eye of Clearview security personnel. Shortly thereafter, we introduced them to the solution and they immediately wanted to learn more. Clearview quickly implemented and rolled-out their SecureMail Gateway high-availability cluster," said Doug Ochs, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fortrex Technologies. "Clearview's success in achieving turn-key GLBA compliance for NPI encryption is a direct result of the GlobalCerts solution."

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