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Zix Corporation and xDefenders, inc. Become Partners
Information security company to resell ZixCorp eSecure solutions

DALLAS & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 1, 2005--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services, and xDefenders, inc., a provider of protection services for confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and information assets, today announced a reseller agreement. xDefenders will become a value-added reseller for ZixCorp's eSecure solutions, including ZixVPM(R) (Virtual Private Messenger) enterprise-wide email encryption service, ZixMail(R) desktop email encryption service, ZixAuditor(R) assessment tool, and ZixPort(R) custom branded portal solution.

"ZixCorp's suite of secure e-messaging products complements our dedication to implement trusted, reliable security services for our customers," said Jeff Thon, vice president of sales and marketing for xDefenders. "The customizable, easy-to-use solutions fit in well with our personalized approach to information security."

As a ZixCorp Diamond Partner, xDefenders will also receive access to sales and technical training, lead sharing, joint seminar and tradeshow participation, beta testing, exclusive discounts, and cooperative marketing opportunities.

"This relationship is a perfect fit. xDefenders' established financial and healthcare clients are the communities we focus on," said Jim Lesniak, vice president of eSecure sales for ZixCorp. "Plus, with its established base in small- to medium-sized businesses, we will be able to extend our reach and visibility to increase our sales in this viable market sector."

About xDefenders, inc.

XDefenders, inc. is a five-year-old managed security service provider (MSSP) that is based in Rochester, N.Y. xDefenders offers a security operations center (SOC) and network operations center (NOC) to support its clients in 23 states. Intrusion prevention and intrusion detection services and products are provided by xDefenders. Its focus markets are financial institutions, healthcare, education, government, and commercial.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) provides easy-to-use-and-deploy e-communication services that protect, manage, and deliver sensitive information to enterprises and consumers in healthcare, finance, insurance, and government. ZixCorp's eSecure services enable policy-driven email encryption, content filtering, and send-to-anyone capability while its eHealth services improve patient care, reduce costs, and improve efficiency through e-prescribing and e-lab solutions. For more information, visit

CONTACT: xDefenders
Jeff Thon, 585-425-2260 ext. 20
Public Relations
Christa Osswald, 214-370-2175
Investor Relations
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357

SOURCE: Zix Corporation