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Virtua Health Selects Zix Corporation for Email Encryption Service

ZixCorp Reseller CynergisTek Signs 9,000 User Contract with New Jersey-Based Hospital Organization

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2007--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced that Virtua Health signed a three-year contract for 9,000 users with CynergisTek for ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service. CynergisTek offers ZixCorp's encryption service as part of its technology portfolio to the healthcare and finance industries.

With this latest contract, ZixCorp now secures business communications for more than 40 percent of New Jersey hospitals. Virtua employs 7,200 personnel and has 1,800 physicians as medical staff members. Virtua has been recognized as one of the first Six Sigma organizations in health care, as an early adopter of clinical and digital technologies, and for its innovative partnerships with nationally renowned organizations. ZixCorp enforces corporate email security policies to ensure secure handling of confidential information, including a pre-configured lexicon that automatically detects and encrypts protected health information. ZixCorp will help Virtua further reduce the risk of data leaks and eliminate potential security flaws.

"We have enjoyed a strong relationship with CynergisTek to bring us effective and practical security and compliance solutions. As we looked to fortify our security posture with enterprise e-mail encryption, CynergisTek facilitated a thorough evaluation of ZixCorp's solution for us as part of a larger technology selection process. At the conclusion of that process, it was clear that ZixCorp's solution was best suited to meet our requirements," said Thomas Pacek, Assistant Vice President of Technology at Virtua Health. "We have a duty to protect our patients' personal health information and we will rely heavily on solutions such as ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service to accomplish that."

As the leading email encryption provider with over seven million protected email recipients, the vast ZixDirectory, which includes over 900 hospitals, allows seamless encrypted email delivery to healthcare organizations, insurers, financial institutions and regulators, including the federal banking (FFIEC) regulatory agencies. Additionally, with three of the five leading insurance companies and half of the Blues organizations using ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service, ZixCorp's customers cover one in three insured lives in the U.S. ZixCorp now supports five encrypted email delivery mechanisms, including S/MIME, TLS, OpenPGP, secure portal and "push" delivery.

"ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service remains the first choice in the healthcare and health insurer communities because of our vast directory of email recipients," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "As the only significant hosted service for email encryption, we can uniquely provide immediate access to a large community of users in a highly scalable and easy-to-deploy manner."

About CynergisTek, Inc.

CynergisTek is a leading provider of information security management, regulatory compliance, technology audit, secure IT infrastructure design, and technology selection solutions for the healthcare, financial services and real estate industries. Focusing on the essential elements of information security, compliance and audit, CynergisTek offers practical and manageable solutions to its clients. For more information call (512) 402-8550; email; or visit

About Virtua Health

Virtua Health is a multi-hospital healthcare organization headquartered in Marlton, NJ. Its mission is to deliver a world-class patient experience through its programs of excellence in women's health, pediatrics, cancer, cardiovascular, orthopedics, surgery, neuroscience and geriatrics. A non-profit organization, Virtua employs 7,200 clinical and administrative personnel and has 1,800 physicians as medical staff members. Virtua has distinguished itself as one of the first Six Sigma and Lean organizations in health care, as an early adopter of clinical and digital technologies, and for its innovative partnerships with nationally renowned organizations such as GE Healthcare, Fox Chase Cancer Center and A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. For more information, visit its web site at or call 1-888-VIRTUA-3(1-888-847-8823).

About Zix Corporation

ZixCorp is the leading provider of hosted email encryption and e-prescribing services. 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 reduces costs and improves patient care by automating the prescription process between payors, doctors, and pharmacies. For more information, visit

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SOURCE: Zix Corporation