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Zix Corporation Powers SecureWorks Encrypted Email Offering; Managed Security Services Provider Co-Brands and Sells ZixCorp Secure Email Suite

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2005--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging and e-prescribing solutions and services, and SecureWorks, a managed security services provider (MSSP), today announced that ZixCorp is providing the underlying technology behind the new SecureWorks Encrypted Email Service, launched in August.

The new SecureWorks encryption service incorporates both ZixVPM(R) (Virtual Private Messenger) and ZixPort(R) secure email solutions, then wraps it with SecureWorks' world-class delivery model that includes daily reports and a dedicated staff to administer and monitor all services. The offering has already been purchased by select SecureWorks customers.

"ZixCorp's interoperable, proven, and easy-to-use email encryption technology is a perfect fit to complement our existing services," said Bill Guerry, vice president, product management for SecureWorks. "We're excited to be able to provide our customer base with such a robust solution. ZixCorp's flexibility and responsiveness enabled us to go to market quickly with a great offering."

SecureWorks serves over 1,200 enterprise customers, including banks, utilities, credit unions, and hospitals, and has been listed on CIO magazine's "CIO 100 List" for the past two years. IT analyst firm Yankee Group recently named SecureWorks as a "Market Leader" among Pure Managed Security Service Providers (PMSSPs), and described the company as having a carefully planned technology road map and comprehensive security services offerings.

"ZixCorp's solutions are perfect tools for managed security service providers that want to get to market quickly with regulatory compliance, email scanning, and encryption services," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "As we continue to expand our channel network, we are delighted that SecureWorks has elected to join our growing family of strategic alliances."

About SecureWorks

SecureWorks, a managed security service company, protects corporate networks, servers, and email environments. SecureWorks is the only service that prevents network intrusions at the perimeter, firewall and host levels; monitors client networks 24 x 7; provides ongoing vulnerability assessments; and protects email from spam and viruses while automatically encrypting email to protect confidential information.

The company's growth reflects corporate demand for "rock-solid" Internet security with no hassles, no headcount, and no capital outlay. SecureWorks clients do not need to hire security specialists, staff for 24-hour network monitoring, or buy capital-intensive hardware and software. For more information, visit

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 email encryption, content filtering, and send-to-anyone capability while its eHealth services improve patient care, reduce costs, and improve efficiency through e-prescribing and e-lab solutions. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Zix Corporation, Dallas
Public Relations:
Christa Osswald, 214-370-2175
Investor Relations:
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357
SecureWorks Contact:
Public Relations:
Elizabeth W. Clarke, 404-486-4492

SOURCE: Zix Corporation