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Zix Corporation Marks First 18 Months in Financial Institutional Market with 125 New and Renewed Customers; Multi-Year Orders Total More Than $2 Million with over 36,000 Users


DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2005--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging and e-prescribing solutions and services, today announced that it has signed or renewed more than 125 financial institutions -- including nearly 100 new customers -- since it entered the financial vertical market in mid year of 2004. ZixCorp e-mail encryption solutions, including ZixVPM(R), ZixMail(R), and ZixPort(R), are used by a broad range of institutions, such as state and local banks, financial departments of state governments, and federal financial organizations.

ZixVPM protects sensitive information throughout organizations and automatically encrypts messages containing customer's personally identifiable financial information, including Social Security numbers, account numbers, credit card numbers, and other financial data. ZixMail enables individual users to encrypt and decrypt messages regardless of whether the recipients utilize secure e-mail programs. ZixPort provides custom branding and encrypted messaging functionality.

Some of the new customers signed in the third quarter of 2005 include:

  • American National Bank of Texas, Terrell, Texas
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  • Princeton Capital, Los Gatos, Calif.
  • Century Bank, Sarasota, Fla.
  • The Conway National Bank, Conway, S.C.
  • HomeTrust Bank, Asheville, N.C.
  • First Private Bank and Trust, Granada Hills, Calif.
  • Park View Federal, Solon, Ohio
  • Peoples Bank SB, Munster, Ind.
  • Bank of Smithtown, Hauppauge, N.Y.

"We are pleased with our initial success in this new vertical market," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "Our strategy to approach the financial market by replicating the methods used to attain market share in healthcare is driving this success. By targeting and obtaining the support of regulators and associations, the company has been able to accelerate the acceptance of our solutions by a broad variety of financial institutions and regulatory organizations.

"For example, we have signed four new state banking regulators through our relationship with the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the professional association of state officials responsible for chartering, supervising, and regulating the nation's 6,300-plus state-chartered commercial and savings banks. We expect the financial market to be a key area of growth potential."

The majority of the financial institutions have signed three-year contracts, have had the services installed and deployed, and are currently generating revenues for the company.

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 e-mail encryption, content filtering, and send-to-anyone capability while its eHealth service improves patient care, reduces costs, and improves efficiency through an e-prescribing solution. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.

CONTACT: Zix Corporation
Public Relations:
Christa Osswald, 214-370-2175
publicrelations@zixcorp.com
or
Investor Relations:
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357
invest@zixcorp.com

SOURCE: Zix Corporation