DataMotion, BrightPlanIT Partner on Secure Email Services

By Nathan Eddy
IT partnerships and Microsoft

Email encryption provider DataMotion and systems integrator, reseller and network consultancy specialist BrightPlanIT announced a partnership in which BrightPlanIT will resell and integrate services that leverage the cloud-based DataMotion Platform, including solutions for secure email, file transfer, forms processing and customer contact for unified data delivery.

The DataMotion and BrightPlanIT partnership will focus on sales and integration of DataMotion's advanced encryption solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server and Office 365.

BrightPlanIT has a longstanding relationship with Microsoft and is already a DataMotion Pro Partner.

DataMotion's cloud-hosted services protect email and file attachments from accidental exposure and data theft, and are also offered on an on-premise or hybrid basis to help companies fulfill the legal requirement for organizations that must comply with privacy regulations like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, or GLBA, which is also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999).

"We've had a relationship with BrightPlanIT for a while, and not only do we have great respect for each other's work, we realized that by capitalizing on our strengths and focusing our combined efforts we could offer Microsoft customers something truly unique," Bob Bales, CEO of DataMotion, said in a statement. "With this partnership, new and existing customers can spend more time handling their business instead of being tied up in the purchasing process and IT issues."

Designed with simplicity in mind, which enables users to send secure messages and attachments with a single mouse click, DataMotion's offerings feature compliance-grade encryption (FIPS 140-2), without the need to install special apps or exchange encryption keys.

The FIPS 140-2 standard is an IT security accreditation program for cryptographic modules produced by private-sector vendors such as DataMotion that seek to have their products certified for use in government departments and regulated industries such as financial and health care institutions that collect, store, transfer and share sensitive information.

"This is about getting the job done right, the first time," Skip Gould, CEO of BrightPlanIT, said in a statement. "Concern over data loss is at an all-time high and many new, inexperienced vendors have emerged because they see the market potential. DataMotion has been doing this for a long time and their services protect companies worldwide. We're versed in both DataMotion and Microsoft solutions, can have a customer up and running fast, and our experience enables us to support IT in a way that would otherwise consume a great deal of time and effort."

In 2012, DataMotion expanded operations as a health information service provider (HISP) with its DataMotion Direct secure messaging service, allowing health care organizations to meet emerging Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) requirements.


This article was originally published on 2014-06-03