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Zix Corporation Introduces Powerful New Policy Engines for Massachusetts and Nevada

ZixCorp launches new policy based encryption filters to assist Massachusetts and Nevada companies with compliance

DALLAS, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, today announced the introduction of two new policy filters for organizations that need to comply with the new Massachusetts and Nevada encryption laws. The states of Massachusetts and Nevada have introduced laws that demand the encryption of personal information, whether the information is being stored or transmitted. These two laws are driving widespread changes to the transmission and storage of personal information.

On October 1, 2008, the Nevada law (NRS 597.790) took effect, requiring businesses to encrypt electronic transmissions of personal information. On January 1, 2010, Massachusetts regulation 201 CMR 17.00 will impose even stronger and more sweeping encryption requirements. In order to assist with compliance, ZixCorp has introduced new policy filters that will be used to scan for sensitive information contained in emails. ZixCorp's policy filters consist of a comprehensive set of terms, phrases, expressions, and pattern masks that identify sensitive information in emails.

"ZixCorp goes to great lengths to ensure that its policy filters are reliable," said Nigel Johnson, vice president of product management at ZixCorp. "This is accomplished through a comprehensive definition and design of the filters, coupled with exhaustive manual analysis to ensure that the lexicon results agree with the judgment of the policy designers. Our experience with healthcare and financial policies has shown this to be the best process for designing policy filters."

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 http://www.zixcorp.com/.

SOURCE Zix Corporation

CONTACT: Public Relations, Geoff Bibby, +1-214-370-2241, publicrelations@zixcorp.com, or Investor Relations, Peter Wilensky, +1-214-515-7357, invest@zixcorp.com, both of Zix Corporation >