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Symantec Selects Zix Corporation for Messaging Security Track of Technology Partner Program; ZixVPM(R) Compatible with Symantec Mail Security Appliances

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 16, 2005--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging and e-prescribing, today announced that it has been selected to join the message security compatibility track of Symantec Corporation's Technology Partner Program, which enables Symantec customers to augment leading email security appliances with best-of-breed, compatible solutions.

After rigorous testing, ZixCorp's ZixVPM (Virtual Private Messenger) enterprise-wide email encryption solution was proven compatible with the Symantec Mail Security 8200 Series appliances. ZixVPM is a policy-driven, server-based solution that provides easy-to-deploy encryption, security, content filtering, and management of corporate email.

"We see these key strategic relationships as vital to expanding our sales channels and evidence of the universal applicability of our premier services," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "Being chosen as a vendor in this prestigious Symantec program broadcasts the quality of ZixCorp solutions and is part of a broader strategy to solidify our reputation and enhance relationships in the technology community."

Symantec's Technology Partner Program establishes standards that enable diverse security and infrastructure products from multiple vendors to work together with Symantec's technologies to simplify complex enterprise networks for joint customers.

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 eSecure services enable policy-driven email encryption, content filtering, and send-to-anyone capability while its eHealth services improve patient care, reduce costs, and improve efficiency through e-prescribing and e-lab solutions. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Zix Corporation, Dallas
Public Relations:
Christa Osswald, 214-370-2175
Investor Relations:
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357

SOURCE: Zix Corporation