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SafeBoot Partners with Zix Corporation to Launch Enterprise Email Encryption Products and Services; Global OEM Distribution Agreement Delivers Trusted Email Encryption Service


DALLAS & NAPLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2006--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced the signing of a global OEM distribution agreement with SafeBoot. Under the terms of the agreement, SafeBoot will distribute ZixCorp's award-winning email encryption services under the SafeBoot(R) Email Encryption(TM) brand, through its worldwide direct sales force and channel partners.

The new SafeBoot Email Encryption offering incorporates ZixCorp technologies and services. SafeBoot is a key player in the mobile data security market and was recently recognized as a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection.

"We evaluated many vendors and we were looking for an easy-to-use, best-of-breed solution that would complement the entire SafeBoot suite," said Gerhard Watzinger, chief executive officer for SafeBoot. "Through this partnership with ZixCorp, we are now able to meet the huge demand we are seeing in the global marketplace for email encryption."

SafeBoot clients are located in more than 60 countries and total more than two million active users. SafeBoot plans further expansion through its SafeBoot Email Encryption offering.

"This agreement is significant because it is another example of our commitment to expand our channels of distribution using an OEM model. It is particularly significant as it enables us to expand with a strong partner into new markets in both Europe and Asia," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "The ease of use and interoperability of our email encryption services allow us to partner with great companies such as SafeBoot and amplify these offerings worldwide."

About SafeBoot

The SafeBoot(R) suite of mobile data security solutions protects data, devices and networks against the risks associated with loss, theft, and unauthorized access, anytime and anywhere. SafeBoot solutions offer powerful encryption and strong access control technologies that seamlessly integrate with existing enterprise systems. SafeBoot's centralized management capabilities provides small, medium, and large enterprises with operational efficiency and ensures the lowest possible total cost of ownership. Learn more at www.safeboot.com.

About Zix Corporation

ZixCorp is the leading provider of hosted email encryption and e-prescribing services. ZixCorp's email encryption services provide an easy and cost-effective way to ensure customer privacy and regulatory compliance for corporate email. Its e-prescribing service reduces costs and improves patient care, by automating the prescription process between payers, doctors and pharmacies. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.

CONTACT: Zix Corporation
Public Relations:
Farrah Corley, 214-370-2175,
publicrelations@zixcorp.com
or
Investor Relations:
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357
invest@zixcorp.com
or
SafeBoot
Eric Sommerton, 239-298-7004
eric.sommerton@safeboot.com

SOURCE: Zix Corporation