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Zix Corporation Announces Technology Alliance Agreement with EpicTide; Email Encryption Services to Enhance EpicTide's Healthcare and Financial Applications

DALLAS, May 11, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced a technology alliance with EpicTide, a leading provider of security information management solutions. EpicTide will seamlessly augment and integrate its healthcare and financial service offerings with ZixCorp's email encryption gateway service, ZixVPM(R) (Virtual Private Messenger).

EpicTide provides solutions that centralize organizations' audit logs and address compliance and information security vulnerabilities. Its flagship product, EpicTide FairWarning, will have the ability to read the audit logs of ZixVPM and combine them with a whole view of the audit logs across an enterprise. This capability enables security officers to audit user behavior across their entire suite of applications.

"The combined solution of EpicTide's FairWarning and ZixVPM will be the first to provide affordable monitoring, security, and auditing for applications and messaging," said Kurt Long, chief executive officer for EpicTide. "We're delighted to include ZixCorp's services in our lineup. ZixCorp's significant market presence in healthcare and financial services made our support a no-brainer."

ZixVPM is an on-site service that provides company-wide, content filtering and policy-based encryption of outgoing email. It is standards based and can deliver encrypted email to anyone. It uses S/MIME, PGP, and TLS protocols to deliver to gateways and encrypted email users. In addition, ZixVPM can deliver encrypted email using zero footprint solutions.

"EpicTide's focus on healthcare and financial markets complements ZixCorp's strengths," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "We're committed to partnering with high-quality companies that can take advantage of our interoperability, fast deployment, and usability to offer their customers the comprehensive security services on the market."

About EpicTide

EpicTide is a leader in solutions that help organizations increase their security responsiveness, automate compliance and reduce associated costs. The company is privately held and is located in St. Petersburg, Fla. To learn more about EpicTide, Inc., visit the company Web site at or call the company at 1-866-602-8433 (U.S. toll free) or +1 727 576 6700 (international).

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) provides easy-to-use-and-deploy email encryption and e-prescribing services that protect, manage, and deliver sensitive information to the healthcare, finance, insurance, and government industries. ZixCorp's email encryption services enable policy-driven email security, content filtering, and send-to-anyone capability. Its e-prescribing service provides point-of-care access and transmission of patient and payor data that improves patient care, reduces costs, and improves efficiency. For more information, visit

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