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Zix Corporation and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Extend Agreement
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One of the nation's preeminent medical centers extends long-term commitment to ZixCorp
DALLAS, March 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), the only email encryption service designed with your most important relationships in mind, has renewed and expanded its contract with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, a leading North Carolina health system. This latest agreement is a 42-month extension of Wake Forest Baptist's original agreement. ZixCorp and Wake Forest's successful relationship will have spanned nine successful years upon completion of this latest extension.

An institution with the sophistication and reputation of Wake Forest Baptist demands reliability and stability from its communication platform. ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service safeguards the email transmission of sensitive Protected Health Information, which is a daily occurrence within an organization the size of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Wake Forest Baptist management required a solution that was simple to administer and simple to deploy, yet of equal importance was transparency of the end-user experience for its entire community. Wake Forest Baptist did not want to burden its users and employees with additional security hurdles. The only way to accomplish this goal was to turn to ZixCorp. ZixCorp operates the ZixDirectory(TM), the largest community of encrypted email users in existence. Growing to more than 20 million members, the ZixDirectory contains some of the largest names in health care and already contains more than 450 of Wake Forest Baptist's business partners. The result is secure communication that's automatic and transparent for both senders and recipients. ZixCorp is the only email encryption vendor to deliver a highly-scalable email encryption service that embeds security in the infrastructure while remaining transparent and easy to use for individuals.

"ZixCorp delivers next generation email encryption that focuses on the recipient experience; we understand the need for embedded security that's transparent to the user," said Rick Spurr, Chief Executive Officer for ZixCorp. "The Wake Forest Baptist experience is a great example of the power of the ZixDirectory. The 450 Wake Forest business partners that are already part of our ZixDirectory enjoy secure email communication that doesn't interrupt their daily routine."

"Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has trusted the reliability of the ZixCorp service for years; we know they're the proven choice for email encryption," said Sheila M. Sanders, Vice President for Information Services and Chief Information Officer at Wake Forest Baptist. "We were also impressed with ZixCorp's directory of users that included hundreds of our business partners. We simply don't have the time or resources to establish dedicated connections with every one of our business partners."

About Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Services

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers, is an integrated health care system that operates 1,056 acute care, rehabilitation, long-term, and psychiatric care beds, outpatient services, and community health and information centers. The Medical Center's component institutions carry out a joint mission of patient care, education, research and community service. The Medical Center's two main components are North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which includes the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Wake Forest University Physicians (WFUP).

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation is the only email encryption service designed with your most important relationships in mind. More than 1,000 hospitals and over 1,200 financial institutions, including the most influential companies and government organizations use ZixCorp's proven Email Encryption Service, including Wellpoint, Humana, the FDIC and the SEC. ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service is powered by ZixDirectory(TM), the largest email encryption community in the world. The 20 million members of the ZixDirectory can feel secure knowing their most important relationships are protected.

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