Despite the continued influx into enterprises of text messaging, unified voice-and-text communications and social media apps, email is still the killer business app—the No. 1 channel used to share sensitive business information. Enabling email encryption should be a no-brainer, especially since reports of data breaches, ranging from stolen credit card information to personal health records, are increasing. Although every organization faces the threat of a security breach, misperceptions and myths still prevent many from deploying encryption as CIOs, chief security officers and others try to balance the perceived value of secure email versus seeing it as an inconvenient hit to corporate productivity. This eWEEK slide show, using industry information compiled by Nigel Johnson, vice president of product management at Dallas-based security provider Zix Corp., and our own reporting will debunk some common myths, set the record straight about email encryption and explain simple ways to keep sensitive data protected.

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