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MANCHESTER, Conn. & DALLAS, Mar 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (NASDAQ: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, announces that Manchester Memorial Hospital, an acute community hospital within the Eastern Connecticut Health Network, has finalized a three-year contract renewal for ZixCorp(R) Email Encryption Services. Manchester Memorial Hospital began using ZixCorp Email Encryption Services in 2004 and now after 6 years is renewing yet again.
In 2004, Manchester Memorial Hospital implemented email encryption to provide security for patient information and to comply with regulations. ZixCorp was selected, because it offered the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution and provided strong models for implementation and maintenance.
"ZixCorp offers a straightforward solution. Our users experience no issues, and there is little work on our part to ensure our email is protected," said Renee Broadbent, Associate Chief Information Officer and Information Security Officer for Eastern Connecticut Health Network. "Within our department, we have so many systems to manage, including a large data center, and we really appreciate that ZixCorp just works."
As a SaaS solution, all technology maintenance and upgrades are managed by ZixCorp with little to no maintenance for the customer. SaaS solutions also offer the latest in technology enhancements without the investment cost of new, on-premise technology.
"ZixCorp has delivered email encryption as a SaaS solution since the company's founding, even before SaaS became an industry term and a trend," said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "SaaS enables us to provide our customers with the most up-to-date email encryption technology with little hassle for the customer. We're thankful that Manchester Memorial Hospital sees the value in our reliable solution and has remained a loyal customer."
About Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN)
ECHN is a not-for-profit health care system serving 19 towns in eastern Connecticut, through its network of affiliates that include Manchester Memorial Hospital, Rockville General Hospital, Woodlake at Tolland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (a 130-bed nursing home and short-term rehabilitation facility), the ECHN Medical Buildings at 2400 and 2800 Tamarack Avenue, Evergreen Walk in South Windsor (2800 Tamarack Avenue houses the Women's Center for Wellness and a series of medical practices owned and operated by ECHN; 2400 Tamarack Avenue includes Evergreen Endoscopy, Central Connecticut Gastroenterology, and the Colon Rectal Surgeons of Greater Hartford). It is in partnership with Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut Inc., Connecticut Occupational Medicine Partners Inc., Ambulance Service of Manchester, Aetna Ambulance, Metro Wheelchair, and Saint Francis Care (which partners with ECHN on the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory of the Hoffman Heart Institute of Connecticut at Rockville General Hospital), Community CancerCare Inc. (which provides radiation therapy services at the Eastern Connecticut Cancer Institute at The John A. DeQuattro Cancer Center in Manchester), Evergreen Imaging in South Windsor and the Tolland Imaging Center. ECHN is also affiliated with Connecticut Children's Medical Center. More detailed information about the health system can be found on our Website at www.echn.org.
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 www.zixcorp.com.
SOURCE: Zix Corporation
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