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Zix Corporation Chosen by Hunterdon Healthcare System with Three-Year Contract for Secure e-Messaging Services

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 17, 2004--

New Jersey Nonprofit Organization to Use ZixVPM(R) Services to Protect Patient Information

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(TM)) (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of e-messaging protection and transaction services, today announced that Hunterdon Healthcare System, a nonprofit organization based in Flemington, N.J., has selected ZixCorp as its secure e-messaging provider by signing a three-year contract. The company will secure incoming and outgoing emails containing Protected Health Information (PHI) to meet the email security guidelines of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

The organization purchased ZixVPM(R) (Virtual Private Messenger) for its 21 locations, including a medical center, hospice, behavioral health center, and cancer center. ZixVPM will provide automatic, enterprise-wide encryption of emails based on company security policy and include an advanced HIPAA lexicon that recognizes PHI to help healthcare providers comply with HIPAA regulations. The service elevates decision making for email security to the corporate level while enabling a secure and private channel for communication to physicians, partners, patients, and employees.

"After a year of looking at various secure email solutions, ZixCorp proved to be both the easiest to use and the most attuned to healthcare needs," said Glenn Mamary, chief information officer for Hunterdon Healthcare System. "ZixCorp solutions are flexible enough to conform to our particular policies and the HIPAA lexicon is a big help in making sure we don't have any PHI leaks from our email stream."

ZixCorp is currently the leading secure email provider in the state, with over 40 New Jersey-based healthcare organizations using its services. ZixCorp has also partnered with and been endorsed by the New Jersey Hospital Association. Other ZixCorp clients in the state include Atlantic Health System, Robert Wood Johnson Health Network, QualCare Inc., Solaris Health System, Children's Specialized Hospital, and CentraState Healthcare System.

"We're excited that our dominance in New Jersey is not only continuing, but growing," said Dennis Heathcote, vice president of sales and marketing for ZixCorp. "Recommendations from the New Jersey Hospital Association and other existing New Jersey clients have helped us attain prominent new clients like Hunterdon Healthcare System. Our interoperable, send-to-anyone secure email solutions have helped New Jersey healthcare organizations to work together to ensure improved and HIPAA-compliant communications of confidential patient data."

About Hunterdon Healthcare System

The Hunterdon Healthcare System is a nonprofit healthcare organization in Flemington, N.J., committed to providing a full range of quality services that respond to the needs of the community through a number of member organizations. The primary 176-bed Hunterdon Medical Center facility provides comprehensive medical, diagnostic, surgical, behavioral health, rehabilitative and preventive health services for inpatients and outpatients. For more information, visit www.hunterdonhealthcare.org.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(TM)) is a global provider of e-messaging protection and transaction services. ZixCorp offers a range of solutions to protect organizations from viruses, spam, and electronic attack, as well as enabling secure electronic communications, such as email encryption and e-prescribing. ZixCorp helps organizations of any size to streamline operations, mitigate risks, and leverage the efficiencies of e-messaging. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.

CONTACT: ZixCorp
Media:
Amy Liakos, 214-515-7338
aliakos@zixcorp.com
or
Investor:
Brad Almond, 214-515-7357
balmond@zixcorp.com

SOURCE: Zix Corporation