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Zix Corporation Names xDefenders 2007 Diamond Partner of the Year

Longtime Diamond Partner finds continued success with SMB market

DALLAS, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced that xDefenders was awarded the 2007 ZixCorp Diamond Partner of the Year Award for achievement of highest Diamond Partner sales volume for 2007. xDefenders became a valuable member of the ZixCorp partner program in 2005 and has continued to incorporate ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service as part of its total security suite offering.

"We have enjoyed our business relationship with ZixCorp and are honored that we have been named the Diamond Partner of the Year for 2007. Our strong relationship, backed by their leading technology and email encryption service, has made supporting the ZixCorp solution smooth and simple," said Jeff Thon, vice president of sales and marketing for xDefenders. "ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service complements our dedication to implement trusted, reliable security services for our customers. The customizable service fits in well with our personalized approach to information security."

As a ZixCorp Diamond Partner, xDefenders has access to sales and technical training, lead sharing, joint seminar and tradeshow participation, beta testing, exclusive discounts and cooperative marketing opportunities. ZixCorp provides reseller partners with the products, programs and services they need to be successful. When a company joins the ZixCorp Partner Program, they enjoy the advantage of working with the largest email encryption service, providing send-to-anyone capabilities and access to ZixDirectory(TM), the largest email encryption directory in the world with over 11 million protected addresses. ZixDirectory connects all ZixCorp customers for seamless, transparent, and secure email. There are more than 1,000 hospitals in the directory, more than 30 Blues organizations, 700 financial institutions, the federal banking regulators, 20 state banking regulatory agencies and a growing number of federal, state and county governments.

"xDefenders has been a quality Diamond Partner for ZixCorp over the past several years and we are very excited with their tremendous success in 2007 and now into 2008," said Steve Irons, vice president of corporate sales, marketing and channels for ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service. "xDefenders offers clients decades of information security experience and is a perfect fit to represent ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service in an expanding market."

For more information on ZixCorp's Diamond Partner program, please visit the partner section of the ZixCorp corporate website at

About xDefenders, inc.

xDefenders, inc. is a five-year-old managed security service provider (MSSP) that is based in Rochester, N.Y. xDefenders maintains a security operations center (SOC) and CISSP staff to support its clients in 45 states. Intrusion prevention, intrusion detection services and compliance consulting are provided by xDefenders. Its focus markets are financial institutions, healthcare, and commercial. xDefenders was acquired by Synergy Global Solutions, of Rochester, early in 2007.

About Zix Corporation

ZixCorp is the leading provider of easy-to-use-and-deploy email encryption and e-prescribing services that Connect entities with their customers and partners to Protect and Deliver sensitive information in the healthcare, finance, insurance and government industries. ZixCorp's hosted Email Encryption Service provides an easy and cost-effective way to ensure customer privacy and regulatory compliance for corporate email. Its PocketScript(R) e-prescribing service saves lives and saves money by automating the prescription process between payors, doctors and pharmacies. For more information, visit

SOURCE Zix Corporation

CONTACT: Public Relations, Farrah Corley, +1-214-370-2175,, or Investor Relations, Peter Wilensky, +1-214-515-7357,, both of Zix Corporation