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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2006--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced that Jewish Home & Hospital Lifecare System (JHHLS) has signed a three-year contract for ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service to protect outbound communication for 1,100 users.
"ZixCorp's impressive client list and success rate in the healthcare sector gave us confidence with our email encryption decision," said Peter Bloom, Director of IT Technical Services, Telecommunications and Corporate ISO for JHHLS. "Patient confidentiality is at the forefront of our concerns and we needed a solution that was easy to use and flexible. Using a hosted email encryption service allowed us to secure our communications and protect our patients with little work required on our end. ZixCorp was encrypting our email in less than 24 hours."
ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service provides automatic seamless encrypted email among all ZixCorp customers. ZixCorp health insurance customers cover 60 million lives and one in eight hospitals use the ZixCorp service to get easy encrypted email access to those insurers. ZixCorp enforces corporate email security policies to ensure secure handling of confidential information, including a pre-configured lexicon that automatically detects and encrypts protected health information (PHI). ZixCorp helps Jewish Health and Home reduce the risk of data leaks and avoid potential security flaws.
"Securing confidential and sensitive information continues to be a top priority for IT departments across the healthcare industry," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "Our Email Encryption Service mitigates the risk of data exposure with electronically stored patient information. ZixCorp provides Jewish Health and Home system-wide send-to-anyone encryption capability."
As the leading email encryption provider with over five million protected email recipients, ZixCorp's vast network allows seamless encrypted email delivery to healthcare organizations, insurers, financial institutions and regulators, including four of the five banking regulatory agencies. ZixCorp now supports five encrypted email delivery mechanisms, including S/MIME, TLS, OpenPGP, secure portal and "push" delivery.
About Jewish Home & Hospital Lifecare System
The Jewish Home & Hospital Lifecare System is one of the oldest and largest not-for-profit healthcare and rehabilitation facilities in New York. For 158 years, JHHLS has been meeting the needs of New York's elder population. The System provides a network of care that includes skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer's special care communities, senior housing, home health care, adult day health care and many other specialized services. JHHLS has divisions in the Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester as well as its Lifecare Community Services division that serves clients and caregivers that live in the community.
About Zix Corporation
ZixCorp is the leading provider of hosted email encryption and e-prescribing services. ZixCorp's hosted Email Encryption Service provides an easy and cost-effective way to ensure customer privacy and regulatory compliance for corporate email. Its PocketScript(R) e-prescribing service reduces costs and improves patient care by automating the prescription process between payors, doctors, and pharmacies. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.
CONTACT: ZixCorp, Dallas
Farrah Corley, 214-370-2175
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357
SOURCE: Zix Corporation