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Citywide Banks Renews with Zix Corporation for Five Years
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Ease of use and trusted reputation ensure customer loyalty

DENVER & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2012-- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (NASDAQ: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, announces that Citywide Banks has signed a five-year renewal contract for ZixCorp® Email Encryption Services. Citywide Banks has used ZixGateway®, a policy-based email encryption service, since 2006, to automatically secure email with customer data and other sensitive information.

"Our customers trust us with valuable personal information, and we take the privacy of that data very seriously," said John Ruzicka, Chief Information Officer for Citywide Banks. "ZixCorp Email Encryption fits well with our overall data security strategy and gives us confidence that, even when sensitive data is on the move, it's protected."

Citywide Banks continues to select ZixCorp for its ease of use and the benefits of communicating transparently with regulators. ZixCorp Email Encryption is the solution of choice for all federal financial regulators, including all the members of the FFIEC, and more than 20 state banking regulators, including Citywide Banks' state regulator - the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.

"ZixCorp is an easy-to-use security product. It doesn't bog down our system or impede communication between our employees and our customers," said Ruzicka. "Secure, transparent communication with our regulators is an extra convenience and provides us with additional confidence in the solution."

All of Citywide Banks' employees use ZixGateway to secure their email. ZixGateway automatically scans all outbound email and encrypts sensitive content based on corporate policies. Recipients who use ZixGateway receive encrypted email transparently, without any extra steps or passwords. Any recipients who do not use ZixCorp Email Encryption Services can access their secure email using ZixPort®. Recipients using ZixPort experience convenient encrypted email through a secure Web portal and can easily access secure email on their laptop or anytime, anywhere on any mobile device with ZixMobilityTM.

"ZixCorp has a strong presence in the financial industry, with one in five U.S. banks using our solution. We have gained confidence within this community by offering innovative, easy-to-use technology and developing a trusted reputation with key federal and state financial regulators," said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We want to thank Citywide Banks for the company's continued loyalty and the value it sees in keeping our solution as an important component in its overall security strategy."

About Citywide Banks

Locally owned and family operated, Citywide Banks has been serving the Denver and Boulder communities for nearly 50 years. Specializing in value-added service, Citywide provides commercial lending, deposit account, and cash management products through multiple locations across the Front Range. For more information, please visit Citywide Banks is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

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® Email Encryption Services, including WellPoint, the SEC and more than 1,500 hospitals and 1,800 financial institutions. ZixCorp Email Encryption Services are powered by ZixDirectory®, 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

Taylor Stansbury Johnson, 214-370-2134