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Zix Corporation Achieves Compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard Requirements
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Level One Compliance Offers Highest Standard Consumer Protection

DALLAS, Mar 22, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (NASDAQ: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, is recognized as compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). ZixCorp has achieved the highest standard with Level 1 compliance based on DSS version 2.0.

ZixCorp's compliance with the PCI DSS Level 1 version 2.0 requirements means that companies transmitting payment card information to individual customers or other businesses via ZixPort(R), a secure portal for delivering encrypted email, can be confident that they are adhering to the financial industry's highest standards for data privacy and security. Using ZixPort can help senders to comply with financial privacy regulations, such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

"The PCI Security Standards Council was established to offer greater protection to consumers and businesses by mitigating and preventing card data breaches and fraud," said Jacqueline Bertram, QSA, CISA, PMP, Senior Consultant for Accretive Solutions. "ZixCorp has gone above and beyond the level of compliance required for its vendor classification, and in doing so, the company can offer its customers the utmost confidence in the protection of their email."

Accretive Solutions is a national consulting firm and a recognized PCI DSS auditor. Accretive Solutions reviewed ZixCorp's application for compliance and approved ZixCorp's letter of attestation of compliance assessments for service providers.

"ZixCorp holds itself to the highest standards. We're proud to add PCI DSS compliance to our list of security standards," said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Everyday we see security and fraud concerns making headlines. Securing email is easy and cost effective with ZixCorp and is a sensible first step to avoid exposure. Whether emails contain payment card information or other sensitive data, our customers can trust that their message is sent securely with ZixCorp Email Encryption Services."

ZixCorp is dedicated to meeting the highest standards for availability, integrity, security and confidentiality. ZixCorp adheres to the best practice standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and has maintained an AICPA SysTrust certification and SAS-70 Type 2 accreditation since 2003. Compliance with the AICPA's principals of availability, integrity, security and confidentiality provides ZixCorp customers with assurance that ZixCorp(R) Email Encryption Services are consistently delivered based on the highest standards.

About Payment Card Industry

The PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum, launched in 2006, that is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Security Standards, including the Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), and PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements. For additional information, please visit

About Accretive Solutions

Accretive Solutions is a national consulting and executive search firm that delivers business solutions to help companies manage and improve their financial, operational and IT performance. Whether it is business transformation, financial reporting and accounting, information technology, or governance and compliance, Accretive Solutions has the expertise and experience to give clients the confidence and certainty they need to succeed. For more information, 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 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

SOURCE: Zix Corporation

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