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Industry News: IBM Launches Identity Mixer

Also: Latest from Proofpoint, ZeroFOX, Virtru
Industry News: IBM Launches Identity Mixer

IBM has announced plans for a new cloud-based technology that holds potential to help consumers better protect online personal data, including date of birth, home address and credit card numbers.

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The technology, called Identity Mixer, will use a cryptographic algorithm to encrypt the certified identity attributes of a user, such as their age, nationality, address and credit card number, in a way that allows the user to reveal only selected pieces to third parties. Identity Mixer will be designed for use within a digital wallet, which contains credentials certified by a trusted third party, such as a government-issued electronic identity card.

For more information, visit IBM.

Proofpoint Updates Enterprise Protection

Proofpoint has released Proofpoint Enterprise Protection Suite 8.0, featuring advancements in data protection, reliability and single sign-on capabilities.

Proofpoint's e-mail security technology processes and models hundreds of millions of email messages per day to ensure organizations have a cloud-based e-mail security threat classification and management solution.

The suite delivers inbound and outbound e-mail security through a cloud-based platform. It accurately classifies and blocks threats, leveraging phishing detection, anti-spam and anti-virus technologies.

For more information, visit Proofpoint.

ZeroFOX Acquires Vulnr

ZeroFOX has acquired Vulnr, a mobile security technology company. The company also announced that Vulnr's founder, Mike Price, has joined the ZeroFOX team as senior director of research and development.

Vulnr's technology will be immediately integrated into ZeroFOX Enterprise, a cybersecurity social risk management platform. Vulnr focused on identifying new methods of risk and vulnerability, and many of the analysis methodologies and techniques created at Vulnr will be reinterpreted for ZeroFOX Enterprise. Doing so will enhance ZeroFOX's social media intelligence gathering and contextual output capabilities.

For more information, visit ZeroFOX.

Virtru Announces Digital Privacy Service

Virtru has announced the general availability of Virtru, the free encryption service for e-mails and attachments, and its advanced offering, Virtru Pro for business users.

Designed by former NSA cryptographers, Virtru offers free end-to-end encryption. For organizations that have moved to cloud-based e-mail platforms such as Google Apps for Work, Virtru Pro provides an added level of data security. Virtru encrypts e-mail content and attachments on the user's device; only the sender and the receiver can decrypt the message, and no third party has access to the content.

For more information, visit Virtru.


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