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STAR Financial Bank Uses ZixCorp Email Encryption to Maintain Its Reputation as a Trusted Advisor
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Easy, secure communication protects customer information and relationships

FORT WAYNE, Ind. & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2013-- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a leader in email data protection, announces that STAR Financial Bank has signed a three-year renewal agreement with ZixCorp. In its third consecutive contract, STAR continues to use ZixCorp® Email Encryption Services to protect valuable customer data in email.

STAR’s ongoing partnership with ZixCorp allows us to focus on our core business – providing quality financial services to our customers,” said Michael Krouse, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, PMP, Information Security Officer of STAR. “As a bank, we need to ensure the proper safeguards are in place to protect customer privacy. ZixCorp is an essential part of that strategy and demonstrates to our customers that STAR is a trusted advisor.”

STAR continues to select ZixCorp based on its ease of use and industry leadership. ZixGateway®, a policy-based email encryption service, is the only solution that enables transparent exchange of secure email between senders and receivers. When STAR employees send encrypted email, any recipients who also use ZixGateway can receive and reply to secure email without requiring any extra steps or passwords. STAR exchanges secure email transparently with nearly 300 other organizations, including federal and state financial regulators. Recipients who do not use ZixCorp Email Encryption Services can exchange secure email through ZixPort®, a secure Web portal that offers convenient access to desktops and mobile devices.

“Transparent email encryption is a significant benefit that enables STAR to securely exchange personal financial information without jeopardizing customer privacy or burdening our recipients with unnecessary steps,” said Krouse. “ZixCorp makes security simple. That was true when we first began our relationship with ZixCorp, and it continues to be true today.”

In addition to transparent email encryption, ZixCorp offers superior Transport Layer Security (TLS), unrivaled reporting capabilities with a modern administration dashboard and unique security branding on encrypted messages.

“Our continued investment in email encryption has allowed us to consistently deliver leading, easy-to-use email data protection for trusted institutions such as STAR Financial Bank,” said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We appreciate STAR’s continued confidence in our solution throughout the years and relying on us to protect valuable relationships with customers and partners.”

About STAR Financial Bank

STAR provides professional services in banking, insurance and private advisory. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, STAR holds assets of $1.6 billion and operates 54 locations throughout Indiana. As a full service provider, STAR Insurance Agency offers life, health, homeowners, auto, farm and crop, commercial and annuity insurance products. STAR Private Advisory offers private banking, brokerage services and fiduciary services, including estate planning, investment management and trust services. For more information about all of STAR’s services, visit the company’s web site at

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

STAR Contact:
Lisa Kuhn Phillips, 260-479-2526
ZixCorp Contact:
Taylor Stansbury Johnson, 214-370-2134