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Leading email encryption services provider offers growth opportunity for channel partner
IRVINE, Calif. & DALLAS, Feb 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (NASDAQ: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, has recognized Virtual Graffiti, Inc. as the 2010 ZixCorp Partner of the Year. Virtual Graffiti has partnered with ZixCorp as a value added reseller (VAR) since 2008 and has steadily increased its ZixCorp sales to become partner of the year two years in a row.
"Our relationship with ZixCorp gives us access to the industry's leading email encryption services and enables us to meet increasing customer demands that have surfaced in light of new federal and state privacy regulations," said Hillel Sackstein, President and Chief Executive Officer of Virtual Graffiti. "With ZixCorp's product line, we can offer email encryption solutions to address the needs of large enterprises as well as small businesses, and its business model provides Virtual Graffiti with reliable and recurring revenue year after year."
Virtual Graffiti offers ZixGateway(R), a policy-based email encryption service, to medium- to large-sized enterprises and ZixMail(R), a desk-top email encryption solution, to small businesses and individuals.
"ZixCorp has experienced great success, due in part to our relationships with channel partners, such as Virtual Graffiti," said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are proud to name Virtual Graffiti as Partner of the Year for a second time, and we look forward to growing our program for continued mutually beneficial success."
ZixCorp's VAR and MSP partners' contributions to total new orders grew from 21 percent for 2009 to 33 percent for 2010. Given that ZixCorp's overall new sales volume increased more than 30 percent for that same period, VAR and MSP new orders more than doubled year over year.
The ZixCorp Partner Program offers participation on four levels - original equipment manufacturer (OEM), diamond VAR, diamond managed service provider (MSP) and associate VAR partner. VAR and MSP partners receive various support advantages, such as dedicated sales and technical representatives, training, qualified lead sharing and marketing support, and can qualify for the ZixCorp Partner of the Year.
"ZixCorp was a great fit for Virtual Graffiti. ZixCorp's easy ramp up period allowed us to experience immediate success, and its dedicated support is a distinct advantage in continuing the success of our relationship," said Jonathan Mayer, Vice President of Business Development for Virtual Graffiti.
For additional information about the ZixCorp Partner Program, please visit www.zixcorp.com/partners.
About Virtual Graffiti, Inc.
Virtual Graffiti, Inc is one of the fastest growing IT solutions providers for business, government and education. The company has over 45,000 customers worldwide, serving multiple business verticals including finance, medical, government, education and commercial industries. To learn more about Virtual Graffiti, Inc, visit www.virtualgraffiti.com or call 1-800-886-5369.
About Zix Corporation
Zix Corporation provides the only email encryption services designed with your most important relationships in mind. The most influential companies and government organizations use the proven ZixCorp(R) Email Encryption Services, including WellPoint, Humana, the SEC and more than 1,200 hospitals and 1,500 financial institutions. ZixCorp Email Encryption Services are powered by ZixDirectorySM, the largest email encryption community in the world. The tens of millions of ZixDirectory members can feel secure knowing their most important relationships are protected. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.
Statements in this release that are not purely historical facts or that necessarily depend upon future events, including statements about increasing the channel partner program, or other statements about anticipations, beliefs, expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies for the future, may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to ZixCorp on the date this release was issued. ZixCorp undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Any forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements, including risks or uncertainties related to how privacy law mandates may affect the use of email encryption and ZixCorp's ability to establish and maintain strategic and distribution relationships to gain customers and grow revenues in its Email Encryption business. ZixCorp may not succeed in addressing these and other risks. Further information regarding factors that could affect ZixCorp financial and other results can be found in the risk factors section of ZixCorp's most recent filing on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SOURCE: Zix Corporation