Any LuxSci review is almost bound to note its seemingly unconventional name! It derives from ‘Lux Scientiae’; Latin for ‘the light of knowledge’.
Today, LuxSci's core business revolves around delivering secure email services. This is a highly significant field, as there is ever greater financial incentive for hackers to penetrate email addresses - particularly accounts that belong to businesses.
But, how well does LuxSci achieve the ultimate security?
What is LuxSci?
LuxSci introduces itself as a HIPAA compliant email and web services provider. Operating since 1999, LuxSci encrypts emails for such companies like Southwest, USAmeriBank, and athenahealth.
The company claims to host users email accounts on highly available, redundant servers. This allows you to trust LuxSci even with mission-critical emails.
With LuxSci, you'll be able to add HIPAA compliance to any email account, protect it with full-disk encryption, multiple layers of firewalls, and backups.
All in all, LuxSci aims at providing industry safest email hosting. So, does it achieve that?
LuxSci Review - First Impressions
LuxSci provides a significant range of secure email options with hosted solutions and online portals, both available. HIPPA-compliant accounts and direct SMTP TLS transmissions are also included, while there is support for PGP and S/MIME.
LuxSci valiantly attempts to cover every base regarding email security, resulting in a highly customizable service.
Most LuxSci reviews have also reflected on the site’s exciting approach to email encryption, and I too certainly found it a little different from the norm.
LuxSci does not provide software to be installed on servers. Instead, the company delivers hosted solutions and web portals, which are then used for encryption. This actually works pretty well.
However, a downside is that it jeopardizes direct navigation and local compatibility.
LuxSci attempts to reduce possible criticism by delivering integration with any standard email program, and the level and quality of encryption provided is undoubtedly impressive.
With server support being delivered by Rackspace, I found the speed of LuxSci to be a strong suit of the company. The company also offers bulk uploading of email addresses via CSV files or APIs, which can be a real time saver.
LuxSci Email Marketing
LuxSci delivers a bunch of useful email marketing tools as well. The site enables you to choose from a selection of professional templates, while customization is also possible.
Extensive analytics makes it possible for users to assess how email campaigns will operate before they go live, which is particularly useful.
I was also impressed with the administration tools on offer, enabling users to track emails and design secure forms, among many other options. LuxSci even has productivity tools included, meaning that the designers of this offer have certainly attempted to deliver a highly functional package.
Mobile platforms are also fully catered, offering full compatibility with iPhone, Android, Kindle, Blackberry and Windows 7 mobile devices. LuxSci can undoubtedly be a companion for devices across your whole business setup.
Of course, everything comes at a price. So is LuxSci affordable as it is reliable?
For secure email hosting, LuxSci has 3 plans with the cheapest pricing starting at 1$ per user with the minimum spending requirement of 50$/month. Pricing per user can reach up to 10$ if you choose Shared or Dedicated plans.
Pricing for Enterprise Custom plan depends on your specific needs.
All of the plans include HIPAA compliance, full-disk encryption, multiple layers of firewalls, and backups.
- With the Shared plan, your email will be hosted in the USA data center and you'll have 500GB disk space and a maximum of 50 users.
- The Dedicated plan will get you server location choice, up to 1000 users, 10TB disk space, schedules for backups, and a private server account.
- The Enterprise Custom plan guarantees unlimited users and disk space, US server location, private server, server clusters, and proof against hardware failure.
In the table below, you can compare all the features you get with each plan:
|Extra 100GB||$30 per month||$60 per month||$20 per month|
When comparing the site with an established industry giant, such as MailChimp, it is clear that LuxSci has tried to cover every base to attract custom, and is also more obviously aimed at SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises).
MailChimp has significantly fewer package options but is by far the industry leader, with its $199 Enterprise option winning over most of the available SME market. However, the customization and willingness of LuxSci to meet specific needs definitely render it worthy of consideration.
LuxSci Review - Final Verdict
Having conducted my LuxSci review, I can conclude that it delivers a great online email encryption service, which provides highly detailed and impressive security options.
It is largely compatible across the board with other services, but may not integrate particularly well with established business applications.
While the giants in the space (such as MailChimp) offer more credible and trusted options to established companies, LexSci is a viable option for those who are starting out or still in a stage at which they can freely experiment.