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7-Eleven Expands Secure Email Services with Zix Corporation
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Convenience retailer uses email encryption to protect partner relationships

DALLAS, Aug 23, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (NASDAQ: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, signed a three-year renewal agreement with 7-Eleven, Inc. The contract is the third, multi-year service agreement between 7-Eleven and ZixCorp.

7-Eleven began using ZixCorp(R) Email Encryption Services in 2004, sending secure email to partners through ZixGateway, a policy-based email encryption solution.7-Eleven expanded its use of secure email in 2008 by adding ZixMail, a desktop email encryption solution. In the most recent renewal agreement, 7-Eleven added ZixPort whereby recipients without email encryption capabilities can access secure email through the company's exclusive, customized portal.

"The protection of sensitive partner information is essential to our leadership as a trusted retailer," said Todd Cohen, leader of 7-Eleven's Information Security, Risk and Compliance practice. "Email is a critical communication tool in everyday business with our partners, and ZixCorp Email Encryption Services enable us to use email securely and confidently."

7-Eleven leverages ZixGateway to communicate confidential agreements, invoices and updates to partners. ZixMail is used for internal communication within 7-Eleven, protecting sensitive employee information, intellectual property and executive exchanges.

"Customers in all industries have a need to communicate sensitive information securely, including customer information, employee personal information, intellectual property, and board and executive discussions," said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp's chairman and CEO. "We appreciate the value 7-Eleven places on our solution as evidenced by their continued expansion of ZixCorp services."

About 7-Eleven, Inc.

7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 8,800 7-Eleven(R) stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 42,700 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries. During 2010, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales close to $63 billion. 7-Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #2 on Forbes magazine's 2011 list of Top Franchises for the Money; #4 spot on Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 list for 2009 and #3 in Forbes magazine's Top 20 Franchises to Start. Hispanic Magazine named 7-Eleven in its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7-Eleven received the 2010 Retailer of the Year from PL (Private Label) Buyer because of the company's private-label brand initiative. The company is franchising its stores in the U.S., and is expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation provides the only email encryption services designed with your most important relationships in mind. The most influential companies and government organizations use the proven ZixCorp(R) Email Encryption Services, including WellPoint, Humana, the SEC and more than 1,200 hospitals and 1,500 financial institutions. ZixCorp Email Encryption Services are powered by ZixDirectory(R), the largest email encryption community in the world. The tens of millions of ZixDirectory members can feel secure knowing their most important relationships are protected. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Zix Corporation

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