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Zix Corporation Email Encryption Services Selected by West Jefferson Medical Center; Louisiana Not-for-Profit Facility Signs Three-Year Contract for ZixVPM(R), ZixPort(R)

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2006--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced that West Jefferson Medical Center, a 462-bed not-for-profit hospital that serves the New Orleans area, has signed a three-year contract for ZixVPM (Virtual Private Messenger) and ZixPort email encryption services.

ZixVPM will enforce West Jefferson's email security policies to ensure secure handling of sensitive data for 1,000 users. The service includes a pre-configured lexicon that automatically detects and encrypts emails containing protected health information (PHI) to help meet the email security mandates of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

ZixPort provides custom branding and encrypted messaging functionality to the medical center's Web site.

"ZixCorp's presence in the email security marketplace made it the top player and an easy choice as our solution," said Clint Sonier, infrastructure director for West Jefferson Medical Center. "We're especially impressed with the helpful user awareness materials and how easy it was to get information to our partners about our email security policies. Deployment went so smoothly that we've had almost no calls to our helpdesk from users."

Opened in 1960, West Jefferson Medical Center is the major provider of healthcare for West Bank residents. Recent honors include 2006 rankings by HealthGrades(R): West Jefferson was ranked #1 in the New Orleans Suburb for Overall Orthopedic Services, ranked #1 in New Orleans for Joint Replacement Surgery, and ranked among the Best in New Orleans region for Overall Stroke Care. West Jefferson is also proud to be named by City Business, the local business publication, as one of the Top Ten Best Places to Work in the New Orleans region for thee consecutive years. West Jefferson currently has a medical staff of 400 and 1,900 nursing, professional and support personnel.

"The healthcare community continues to choose ZixCorp hosted email encryption services over other solutions," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "With our renewal rate at over 95 percent, we not only continue to sell to more healthcare facilities, we're able to retain their trust and confidence well beyond the initial sales process."

About West Jefferson Medical Center

West Jefferson Medical Center is a not-for-profit community hospital located in Marrero, Louisiana, on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish. Through the vision of a dedicated board of directors and senior staff, West Jefferson Medical Center continues to strengthen its community base while maintaining its mission and values. Dedicated to considerate and respectful quality health care, the institution welcomes patient, family, and visitor feedback regarding programs, services, and community needs. For more information, visit

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

CONTACT: Zix Corporation, Dallas
Public Relations:
Farrah Corley, 214-370-2175
Investor Relations:
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357

SOURCE: Zix Corporation