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Zix Corporation Encryption Services Selected by Children's Hospital and Health Center; San Diego's Premier Pediatric Care Facility to Use ZixVPM(R) and ZixPort(R) System-Wide Protection


DALLAS, Aug 10, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services, today announced that Children's Hospital and Health Center in San Diego has signed a three-year contract for ZixCorp's system-wide content filtering and email encryption services for 5,000 users.

Children's Hospital and Health Center purchased ZixVPM (Virtual Private Messenger) and ZixPort communication protection solutions as part of its security and privacy compliance efforts to meet the regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). ZixVPM will enforce email security policies to ensure secure handling of confidential data, including a pre-configured HIPAA lexicon that automatically detects and encrypts protected health information (PHI). ZixPort will provide custom branding and encrypted messaging functionality.

"It's important to us to protect our patients' information and having a plug-and-play solution like ZixVPM made implementation simple," said Jann Grover, HIPAA project director for Children's Hospital and Health Center. "The ease of use and convenience of the routing feature made ZixCorp the best choice for Children's."

"Though the HIPAA Security Rule deadline has passed, there is still a significant portion of healthcare facilities that are not yet fully compliant," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "ZixVPM's fast deployment and easy implementation continues to help organizations quickly get their email up to speed with current regulations."

About Children's Hospital and Health Center

Children's is the San Diego region's only designated pediatric trauma center and the only area hospital dedicated solely to pediatric care. In addition, Children's has 15 neighborhood centers offering primary care and specialized services. For more information, visit www.chsd.org.

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 www.zixcorp.com.

SOURCE: Zix Corporation

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