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Statement by ZixCorp Supporting New Federal CIO's Vision for Software as a Service Architecture

Leader in e-mail encryption service applauds new vision for federal IT architecture

DALLAS, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for e-mail encryption, issued a statement supporting the shift to Software as a Service (SaaS) expressed by Vivek Kundra, the newly appointed federal CIO. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published March 5, 2009, Mr. Kundra made his preference very clear stating, "I'm all about the cloud computing notion. I look at my lifestyle, and I want access to information wherever I am." He added, "I am killing projects that don't investigate Software as a Service first."

The federal CIO is placing greater emphasis on leveraging cloud computing and the efficiencies that accompany a SaaS architecture. ZixCorp strongly believes that a shared infrastructure is the ideal means for enabling scalable, reliable and trusted communications. As a pioneer in the e-mail encryption industry, ZixCorp has been the leader in bringing e-mail encryption services to organizations across the country. Security is the most important element in the development of a scalable shared infrastructure. ZixCorp is certified under the AICPA SysTrust(TM) process which performs annual audits to prove our availability, integrity and security as well as our ability to protect the confidentiality of our customers' data.

ZixCorp was founded on a model that envisioned massive scale delivered via a SysTrust(TM) certified data center. This vision, coupled with proven execution, has allowed ZixCorp to secure the FFIEC banking regulators as customers, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS). "ZixCorp understands that delivering services via a SaaS architecture requires highly reliable, scalable and proven processes and operations," said ZixCorp's chief executive officer, Rick Spurr. "We're thrilled that Mr. Kundra is utilizing his authority as the federal CIO to take advantage of the efficiencies of SaaS architectures and we're proud of our strong track record in the federal market. Our federal customers deserve credit for having the foresight to invest in our SaaS model before it became so overwhelmingly popular."

As a pioneer in the e-mail encryption industry, ZixCorp has been the leader in bringing e-mail encryption services to organizations across the United States. ZixCorp offers the simplicity of SaaS with the confidence of customizable encryption policies. ZixCorp operates the largest e-mail encryption directory in the world enabling seamless and secure communication among communities of interest. ZixCorp's directory connects over 15 million members and includes 20 state banking regulators, over 800 financial institutions, over 1,000 hospitals and over 30 Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations.

About Zix Corporation

ZixCorp is the leading provider of easy-to-use-and-deploy e-mail 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 e-mail encryption service provides an easy and cost-effective way to ensure customer privacy and regulatory compliance for corporate e-mail. 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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