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Panda Software's GateDefender Successfully Integrates with Zix Corporation's Email Encryption Services; GateDefender Works Seamlessly In-Line with ZixCorp's Services

DALLAS, Mar 02, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced that Panda Software's GateDefender successfully integrates with Zix Corporation's email encryption services. ZixCorp has entered into a technology alliance agreement with Panda Software, a leading provider of integrated security solutions, which enables Panda Software customers to seamlessly connect with ZixCorp's email encryption services and vice versa.

After extensive testing, Panda's GateDefender product has proven compatible with ZixCorp's email encryption services. ZixCorp's services provide easy-to-deploy, enterprise-wide email encryption, security, content filtering and management of corporate email for privacy and compliance. GateDefender is a high-scalability appliance that provides protection at the Internet gateway, blocking viruses, spam and undesirable content before it enters or leaves the enterprise.

"We believe this is just the beginning of a mutually beneficial partnership with ZixCorp," said Gerald Toumayan, GateDefender product manager. "By combining our Internet security products with ZixCorp's email encryption services, our customers have an integrated solution for protecting users' privacy for their networks and communications. We're thrilled to be working together."

Panda Software is an innovation and research leader. The company includes Panda Labs, which releases real-time updates to users and provides 24-hour, year-round response to threats worldwide. The company sells its products and services to consumers and businesses globally, with a network of three subsidiaries in the U.S., Spain and France, a joint venture in China, and over 50 offices throughout the world.

"As one of the most interoperable email encryption services, ZixCorp is working with top-notch security vendors like Panda Software to provide companies with the best combination of offerings possible," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "We are rapidly growing our channels and alliances, as demonstrated in our recent announcements with Postini, PortAuthority Technologies, SecureWorks, and Symantec for best-of-breed, seamless security solutions."

About Panda Software

Panda Software is a leading developer and provider of integrated security solutions to combat viruses, hackers, Trojans, spyware, phishing, spam and other Internet-borne threats. With the revolutionary TruPrevent(TM) Technologies, Panda Software's innovative solutions offer a greater return on investment, keeping clients protected even against new threats that have yet to be identified. PandaLabs, the fastest laboratory in the industry to provide complete updates to users, offers a worldwide response to malware 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.

Panda Software's centrally-managed security solutions protect servers, and gateways and all network entry points, ensuring a straightforward and highly effective line of defense against Internet threats for large organizations, SMBs and consumers. Panda solutions are backed by a team of expert support technicians in all countries where the company is present. Tech support services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information and evaluation versions of all Panda Software solutions, visit

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) provides easy-to-use-and-deploy e-communication services that protect, manage and deliver sensitive information to enterprises and consumers in healthcare, finance, insurance and government. ZixCorp's email encryption services enable policy-driven email encryption, content filtering and send-to-anyone capability while its e-prescribing service improves patient care, reduces costs and improves efficiency for the healthcare community. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Zix Corporation

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