Is Backupify HIPAA compliant?

Featured image

Share this article

Is Backupify HIPAA Compliant? - Paubox

Covered entities often find themselves needing to save every email they send and receive. But storing this much data can put a huge strain on servers. 

That’s why some companies start to look at data backup. This enables companies to use different servers to store their emails and free up their on-site servers. However, not all data backups meet HIPAA standards.

Let’s review Backupify and determine if this is a HIPAA compliant option. 

What is Backupify?

Backupify is a cloud-to-cloud data backup. It makes it easy to store and recover emails, files, and more. Backupify makes it easier to prevent data loss since it’s easy to retrieve the data you backed up with its product. 

Backupify and the business associate agreement

The business associate agreement (BAA) is a non-negotiable need for covered entities to work with third-party vendors that interact with protected health information (PHI). Vendors like this are known as business associates

The HIPAA Security Rule says that business associates have as much responsibility as covered entities to protect PHI from unauthorized users. The BAA ensures that a business associate is using the necessary safeguards to keep PHI secure. 

Since emails often contain PHI, data backup companies like Backupify will need to sign a BAA with the covered entity. According to its Terms of Use, Backupify doesn’t automatically include a BAA when you start using the product. You’ll need to contact the company and agree to a separate BAA.

SEE MORE: Understanding and Implementing HIPAA Rules

Backupify and data security

Backupify meets the minimum requirements for HIPAA-related security. Some of the ways Backupify protects data include:

  • Encryption during transit and at rest in the cloud
  • Data stored in co-location facilities
  • Regularly tests system for vulnerabilities

Is Backupify HIPAA compliant?

Yes, Backupify can be HIPAA compliant. A covered entity will need Backupify to sign a BAA before working with its product. It’s also up to the covered entity to ensure that Backupify’s settings are configured to meet HIPAA compliance standards.

Consider Paubox email archiving instead of data backup

Paubox Email Suite Premium is the solution you need if you want to back up emails and send HIPAA compliant email with the same software. It has email archiving features that will store emails and attachments in the cloud. All emails are searchable and make it easier to find specific emails.

Our Premium plan level also comes with inbound email security to protect you from ransomware, email phishing and other threats, as well as data loss prevention (DLP) to prevent employees from accidentally or maliciously sharing sensitive information outside a corporate network.

Paubox Email Suite also lets you send encrypted emails directly to your patients’ inbox. You won’t ever have to use client portals or third-party apps to talk to your patients again. It’s also easy for your employees to use since it can seamlessly integrate with Google Workspace or Microsoft 365.

You can trust us to protect your emails and PHI. Paubox is HITRUST CSF certified, and every plan automatically includes a BAA. 

Try Paubox Email Suite Premium today.
Author Photo

About the author

Sara Nguyen

Read more by Sara Nguyen

Get started with
end-to-end protection

Bolster your organization’s security with healthcare’s most trusted HIPAA compliant email solution

The #1-rated email encryption 
and security software on G2

G2 Badge: Email Encryption Leader Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Security Best Usability Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Encryption Momentum Leader Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Security Best Relationship Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Security Users Most Likely to Recommend Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway Best Relationship Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway Best Meets Requirements Fall 2022
G2 Badge - Users Most Likely to Recommend Summer 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway Best Results Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway Best Usability Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway Best Support Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway Easiest To Use Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway Easiest Setup Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway Easiest Admin Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway Easiest to do Business with Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway Highest User Adoption 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway High Performer Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway Momentum Leader Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway Most Implementable Fall 2022
G2 Badge: Email Gateway Users Most Likely to Recommend Fall 2022