How is Virtru Email Data Protection Different from Zix?

Get an objective comparison of Virtru vs. Zix, based on functionality, user experience, features, and deployment.

Many customers of modern email providers, such as Google and Microsoft, require additional encryption and data protection capabilities to meet regulatory, compliance, or privacy needs. Virtru strikes a stronger balance between security and ease of use while Zix’s limited protections, controls, visibility, and poor user experiences leave you susceptible to data loss.Virtru vs. Zix: Comparing Email Encryption Solutions

  • Virtru offers absolute security and control with client-side, end-to-end encryption, granular controls, persistent visibility, and customer-hosted keys.
  • Virtru end-users have a more consistent and seamless UX. Senders can manually enable encryption on-demand, increasing adoption.
  • Virtru offers an easier administrative experience with more controls to strengthen security posture. The Virtru Control Center gives visibility over who has accessed data (and when), all through a seamless, unified web portal.
  • Virtru makes sender protections and recipient access seamless and secure.

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Recommended by Google

Virtru is Google’s recommended provider of email and file encryption in Google Workspace.

“Virtru is intuitive for both our users and for recipients outside the university. And it works seamlessly with Google Workspace. Compared with legacy email encryption products, it’s a breeze.”


“User-friendly and very convenient!”

“Virtru is very easy to use and to learn. It integrates with my Outlook, and I can turn Virtru on/off from the Outlook app. I work with sensitive patient information, so I am confident that the information I am sending is secure with Virtru. I also like the feature that allows me to see if the recipient has opened the encrypted message or not… Virtru allows me to feel safe when sending patient information because I know the information is encrypted.”

The Virtru Difference

Unlike other email encryption options, Virtru keeps messages and attachments protected throughout their full lifecycle, while ease of use ensures adoption and maximizes ROI.

No Third Party Access

Virtru’s end-to-end encryption, powered by the open standard Trusted Data Format, keeps plaintext data shielded from access by the email provider and other unauthorized parties.

No New Accounts

Virtru leverages existing account credentials. External recipients never have to create new usernames and passwords to access protected email.

No Keywords to Remember

Other approaches rely on keywords to protect email that busy users forget, putting email at risk. Virtru offers keyword-based AND on-demand protections that senders turn on by simply flipping a switch.

No Manual Key Exchanges

Unlike other end-to-end solutions, users never have to exchange keys. Virtru hosts keys and manages exchanges, making it easy for users to collaborate securely. You can also host your own keys.

No Separate Portal Applications or Software to Install

Virtru integrates seamlessly with existing email clients, including Gmail and Outlook. You don’t have to introduce redundant portal applications and new workflows that frustrate users.

No Forced Vendor Trust or Blind Subpoena Risk

Most vendors force you to trust them to host your data and the keys protecting it, risking blind government subpoenas. Virtru reduces this risk by storing keys separately from the data.

More than 7,000 customers trust Virtru for their data security and privacy protection.

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