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xDefenders Renews Distribution Partnership with Zix Corporation
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Growing sales and ease of Software-as-a-Service delivery led to renewal

PITTSFORD, N.Y. & DALLAS, May 31, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (NASDAQ: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, has renewed its distribution agreement with xDefenders, a three-year agreement. xDefenders is a managed security service provider (MSSP) and has offered ZixCorp(R) Email Encryption Services since 2005.

xDefenders incorporated ZixCorp's solution into its hosted and managed Zimbra(R) Collaboration Suiteoffering. The complete package includes email, calendar, address-book, spam/virus filtering, archiving and encryption services. After adding ZixCorp Email Encryption Services, the relationship experienced steady growth, and xDefenders won ZixCorp Partner of the Year in 2007 and 2008 for the highest sales among all ZixCorp MSSP or value added reseller (VAR) partners.

"ZixCorp has been a great partner for us, because the Company delivers the leading email encryption solution to security conscious customers," said Jeff Thon, Vice President of Business Development for xDefenders. "We became involved with ZixCorp early in this market, and adding ZixCorp Email Encryption Services was a smart move. ZixCorp Email Encryption Services have been a real differentiator for us and our customers."

xDefenders offers the complete product line of ZixCorp Email Encryption Services, including ZixGateway(R) and ZixMail(R). Among the benefits of partnering with ZixCorp for email encryption:

  • easy deployment, integration and management
  • convenient automated service updates
  • seamless key management
  • professional ZixCorp partner and support teams

"Through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, ZixCorp provides sales channel partners easy access to the latest email encryption technology," said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our leading service combined with a growing email encryption market offers our channel partners a powerful growth opportunity. Our relationship with xDefenders is a case in point; we're pleased to continue our successful relationship."

About xDefenders, Inc.

xDefenders, a Synergy Global Solutions Company, offers hosted security services, managed security appliances and security consulting. xDefenders has an experienced team of Certified Information System Security Professionals/Auditors (CISSP, CISA) focused on helping organizations protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their information assets. We address the important elements that help mitigate risk, by providing "best protections" and "best practices." For additional information on xDefenders, please visit

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 ZixDirectory(R), 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

SOURCE: Zix Corporation

Jeff Thon, 585-385-2770
Taylor Stansbury Johnson, 214-370-2134