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Zix Corporation Expands Email Encryption Service to Support International Customers and Partners

--ZixCorp launches European Data Center
DALLAS, April 22, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, today announced the opening of their new European Data Center. Located in the United Kingdom, this new data center helps international partners and customers comply with international data protection laws, such as those in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe.

The protection of personal data is essential to the growth of an electronic economy. In realizing this, the European Commission decided that data protection laws must be harmonized so that all countries in the European Union could have a compatible set of data, privacy and protection standards. In 1995, European Union Directive 95/46/EC became the basis for national laws such as the United Kingdom Data Protection Act.

"Corporations with international operations must be aware of local data protection laws and ensure their email encryption service provider can help them maintain their compliance," said Nigel Johnson, vice president of business development ZixCorp. "Our UK based data center meets the compliance regulations of European Union members."

"Email encryption is a critical component of effective security and compliance strategies for organizations around the world," says Eric Ouellet, research vice president at Gartner. "Organizations operating in different jurisdictions are subject to regional variants regarding data privacy, archiving and custody requirements and, as such, need to consider email encryption solution providers who have a strong market presence and understanding of international markets."

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation is the leader in email encryption services. ZixCorp offers the simplicity of Software as a Service with the convenience of customizable encryption policies. ZixCorp provides automated key management "in the cloud" for all its customers, resulting in a scalable, reliable, easy-to-use and simple-to-administer service. ZixDirectory is the largest email encryption directory in the world enabling seamless and secure communication among communities of interest. ZixDirectory connects over 16 million members and includes over 800 financial institutions, the FFIEC federal banking regulators, over 1000 hospitals and over 30 Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations and 20 state banking regulators. For more information visit

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