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Blackhawk Bank Signs Five-Year Renewal with Zix Corporation
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Continuously evolving Zix Email Encryption meets changing customer needs

BELOIT, Wis. & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2013-- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a leader in email data protection, announces that Blackhawk Bank has renewed its contract for ZixTM Email Encryption in a five-year agreement. Blackhawk Bank has used Zix Email Encryption since 2007 and continues to renew with ZixCorp based on consistent product enhancements.

“With such significant amounts of customer information contained in email, secure communication with clients and business partners is a top concern. Originally we selected ZixCorp for its user-friendly solution and its low maintenance approach,” said Phyllis Oldenburg, Vice President of Information Technology for Blackhawk Bank. “ZixCorp has proven to exceed those criteria, and the evolution of the product assures us that they will continue to meet our needs in the future.”

ZixCorp’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) architecture offers customers the latest email encryption enhancements with little effort and no additional cost. SaaS architecture also makes product maintenance and upgrades easy to manage for Zix customers.

“We often emphasize our dedication to innovation, but it’s best articulated when customers like Blackhawk Bank recognize that our advancements to email data protection are meeting and exceeding their changing needs,” said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Companies don’t have to be stuck with outdated email encryption that is hard to manage and even harder to use. They should seek a partner that consistently delivers next-generation technology, and we’re proud that Zix is viewed as such a partner.”

All Blackhawk Bank employees use ZixGateway® to securely exchange sensitive information in email, such as personal financial data. With automatic scanning and encryption of outbound email, ZixGateway alleviates any security and compliance burdens from employees and allows them to focus on daily operations without interruption in workflow.

Recipients also benefit from ZixCorp’s user-friendly solution that delivers encrypted email through the most secure, easiest delivery method. Recipients who use ZixGateway automatically receive encrypted email transparently in their inboxes, without taking any extra steps or entering passwords. Recipients who do not use Zix Email Encryption Services can send and receive secure email through ZixPort®, a secure, mobile-friendly Web portal.

About Blackhawk Bank

Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc. is headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin and is the parent company of Blackhawk Bank, which operates eight banking centers in south central Wisconsin and north central Illinois, along the I-90 corridor from Belvidere, Illinois to Beloit, Wisconsin. Blackhawk’s locations serve individuals and small businesses, primarily with fewer than 200 employees. The company offers a variety of value-added consultative services to small businesses and their employees related to its banking products such as health savings accounts and investment management. For more information, visit

About Zix Corporation

ZixCorp is a leader in email data protection. ZixCorp offers industry-leading email encryption, a unique email DLP solution and an innovative email BYOD solution to meet your company’s data protection and compliance needs. ZixCorp is trusted by the nation’s most influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government for easy to use secure email solutions. ZixCorp is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol ZIXI, and its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit

Source: Zix Corporation

Blackhawk Bank
Jan Barth-Huff, 815-623-2782
Taylor Stansbury Johnson, 214-370-2134