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State of Maine Extends Contract With Zix Corporation for Email Encryption Service

ZixCorp Contract Renewed for State After Proven Success With Hosted Email Encryption for Policy-based Compliance

DALLAS, Jan. 31, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(r)) (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in email encryption and e-prescribing services, today announced that the State of Maine has renewed its contract for ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service. The State of Maine uses ZixCorp's service to communicate securely via email with numerous state agencies and branches of government.

Local, state and national government agencies across the country rely on ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service to easily safeguard email communications. The nation's most influential organizations continue to join the Company's ZixDirectory(tm), the largest email encryption directory in the world. The ZixDirectory uniquely enables communities of interest that require frequent email interaction, such as the healthcare, finance and government verticals, to have instant secure communication with all of the other members of the directory.

"After using ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service for a year, we had no reservation about renewing our contract for a service that saved our organization time and money, while also protecting our confidential communications," said Sandra P. Saunders, Director of Enterprise Applications for the State of Maine. "ZixCorp has become our trusted partner in email security."

"ZixCorp's expertise and success in the government sector, including state banking regulators in 19 states, makes our trusted service a premier choice for government organizations such as the State of Maine," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer of ZixCorp. "Federal, state and county governments continue to be a fast-growing market for us to address the needs of regulatory agencies and agencies that deliver citizen services such as the State of Maine. Our FIPS-compliant service allows government agencies to provide easy-to-deploy, cost effective and secure solutions."

As the leading email encryption provider with over 9.5 million protected email recipients, ZixCorp's vast directory allows seamless encrypted email delivery to healthcare organizations, insurers, financial institutions and regulators, including the federal banking regulatory agencies. ZixCorp supports five encrypted email delivery mechanisms, including S/MIME, TLS, OpenPGP, secure portal and "push" delivery.

About Zix Corporation

ZixCorp is the leading provider of easy-to-use-and-deploy email encryption and e-prescribing services that Connect entities with their customers and partners to Protect and Deliver sensitive information in the healthcare, finance, insurance and government industries. ZixCorp's hosted Email Encryption Service provides an easy and cost-effective way to ensure customer privacy and regulatory compliance for corporate email. Its PocketScript(r) e-prescribing service saves lives and saves money by automating the prescription process between payors, doctors and pharmacies. For more information, visit

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