Customer Spotlight — Financial Institution Banks on ZixOne to Overcome BYOD Hurdle


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Customer Spotlight — Financial Institution Banks on ZixOne to Overcome BYOD Hurdle

Zix Staff

If a company isn’t familiar with BYOD, then implementing it can seem like risky business.

These concerns are compounded when the company is a financial institution, in charge of protecting its clients’ valuable financial assets.

That’s why when First State Bank of Bedias (FSBB) was considering a BYOD program, it knew it had an important decision to make.

Like many organizations, FSBB had to overcome the hurdle of using BYOD to enhance employee convenience and productivity, while ensuring the appropriate measures were taken to keep corporate and client data safe.

Originally, management considered solutions that imposed control over the device but realized the approach wasn’t ideal for the user. That’s when the organization turned to ZixOne and its “no corporate data on the device” BYOD solution.

As Jody Smith, senior vice president of Info Systems & Operations for FSBB, puts it:

“When we considered expanding [mobile] access to employees other than the executive team, we found alternative approaches imposed on employee control, and it was hard to dictate what employees could or could not do on their own personal devices. ZixOne was a cure-all. It significantly reduced the likelihood of a breach without taking convenience, control or privacy away from our employees.”

Along with providing employees with a simple, hassle-free experience, FSBB also found the ZixOne approach is acceptable among regulators.

“We don’t worry about local storage, and our regulators are pleased that we have a clear answer for mobile risks. In a recent audit, the controls in place through ZixOne were easy to explain and quickly satisfied federal requirements,” said Smith.

While implanting BYOD might seem risky, FSBB learned that with the right solution, BYOD can be a breeze. Employees have the email access they want, IT knows that data is protected and regulators are happy with the security of the product.

A little about First State Bank of Bedias:

  • Independent community bank serving Grimes County, Texas and surrounding counties
  • Headquartered in Bedias, Texas
  • Opened in 1907
  • Dedicated to implementing new technology, while providing customers with a team of decisive, responsive and experienced banking professionals