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Zix Corporation Introduces Message Inspector Appliance; Linux-Based Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus Product Offers Comprehensive, Turnkey Solution

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2004--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of e-messaging protection and transaction services, today announced that Message Inspector(TM), its anti-spam and email content filtering product, is now available as a Linux-based appliance.

Message Inspector is a multi-level email management tool that combines the most advanced spam and content filtering technologies with enhanced administration tools, resulting in a comprehensive, accurate, and easy-to-manage solution that fully addresses the content filtering needs of organizations. The product helps manage, filter, and, if necessary, block unauthorized inbound, outbound, and interoffice communications.

Message Inspector Appliance includes automatic updates that eliminate time spent downloading new versions and 24-hour monitoring to ensure open communication, delivery integrity, and reliable operations. The unit can be installed in less than one business day to provide companies with accurate spam blocking and low false positives with no additional configuration.

"With this new appliance, ZixCorp now provides three anti-spam deployment options -- software, fully outsourced, and appliance -- which offer the flexibility to suit all environments and meet the needs of any sized organization," said Rick Spurr, president and chief operating officer for ZixCorp. "We're pleased to provide this turnkey solution, that offers enhanced scalability, 24-hour monitoring, and lower management cost benefits."

Other features in Message Inspector Appliance include:

  • Multiple layers of spam protection: spam signatures with hourly updates; trained heuristic-based spam engine; personal white/black listing; and automated white lists
  • Integrated anti-virus
  • Contextual-based scanning of language including Social Security and credit card numbers
  • Advanced attachment handling
  • Quarantine management system
  • Comprehensive reporting capabilities including more than 50 pre-canned reports
  • Full LDAP integration

Message Inspector Appliance is monitored through the ZixSecure Center(TM), ZixCorp's world-class network operations center. The data center includes redundant power distribution units, multiple ISPs, dual power supplies, and proven 99.99 percent reliability. The facility is staffed 24-hours a day with operations personnel constantly monitoring the facilities, networks, systems, and applications.

ZixCorp will be exhibiting and demonstrating the Message Inspector Appliance in partner Mail-Filter's booth #2625 at Networld+Interop in Las Vegas, May 11-13, 2004.

Message Inspector Appliance will be available in early June, by contacting 866-257-4949.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) 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

CONTACT: Zix Corporation, Dallas
Kim Tompkins, 214-515-7338

SOURCE: Zix Corporation