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Zix Corporation Provides Secure Email Services to Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services and Expands Kentucky Presence

JHHS selects ZixCorp services to support enterprise-wide HIPAA compliance, commitment to exceptional business practices

DALLAS, Jul 8, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(TM)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of e-messaging management and protection services, today announced that Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services (JHHS), the leading center for adult tertiary medical/surgical care in Kentucky and southern Indiana, has selected ZixCorp as its email security provider. The JHHS healthcare network, headquartered in Louisville, joins Kentucky's two largest health insurers (according to number of members) that have recently deployed ZixCorp services.

JHHS purchased ZixVPM(R) (Zix Virtual Private Messenger), a server-based secure email solution that will initially enable 1,000 users with a secure and private e-messaging channel without the need to create, deploy, or manage end-user encryption keys and software. JHHS will use the ZixVPM HIPAA lexicon that enables the hospital to identify and encrypt protected health information (PHI) in compliance with the security regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). ZixCorp also conducted a ZixAuditor(R) assessment to review the hospital's current email policies and identify email security vulnerabilities. In addition to meeting HIPAA regulations, the hospital selected ZixCorp services as a demonstration for responsible customer care and good general business practice to address the risks of communication over open networks. ZixCorp's interoperability and send-to-anyone capability will help JHHS securely communicate with affiliates, vendors, and physicians.

"After we determined the overall costs of creating our own email security system, we saw what an excellent value ZixCorp services are," said Dave Pecoraro, VP and CIO of JHHS. "The strength of the built-in HIPAA lexicon, fast implementation, ease of use, and the company's commitment to healthcare made them the obvious choice for us. We also were impressed by their partnership with the HealthyEmail program. It's important for us to partner with vendors who understand and support our values and mission within the healthcare and business community."

JHHS is the parent company of a regional healthcare network that includes more than 40 healthcare facilities in 14 counties in Kentucky and southern Indiana and more than 1,400 patient beds. JHHS provides a complete array of healthcare services including hospitals, emergency air ambulance, assisted living, home healthcare, outpatient, nursing home care, occupational health and rehab medicine.

In 2001, Jewish Hospital, the flagship of JHHS, became the first hospital in the region to earn the Magnet designation, the highest honor for nursing services. It also received the Consumer Choice Award as the most preferred hospital in Louisville for the fourth consecutive year. The hospital recently received recognition from the HCIA-Sachs Institute and the Human Motion Institute for excellence in providing orthopedic care to patients and was named a 100 Top Orthopedic Hospital from the Orthopedic Benchmarks for Success study.

"ZixCorp continues to garner market share nationally and is building momentum in Kentucky," said Daniel S. Nutkis, vice president of strategy and products for ZixCorp. "Along with our other area healthcare organizations, Jewish Hospital represents a growing preference for ZixCorp email security services in the state of Kentucky and throughout the country. Our comprehensive, yet cost effective, simple-to-use solutions bundled with seamless interoperability and our commitment to healthcare is becoming the easy choice for the industry."

About Jewish Hospital

Jewish Hospital is an internationally renowned high-tech tertiary referral center, developing leading-edge advancements in hand and microsurgery, heart and lung care, home care, rehab medicine (including sports medicine), orthopedics, neuroscience, occupational health, organ transplantation, outpatient care, plastic and aesthetic surgery and primary care. Site of the world's first and the nation's second successful hand transplant, the world's first and second successful AbioCor(R) Implantable Replacement Hearts, the hospital is also federally designated to perform all five solid organ transplants -- heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas. For more information, visit www.jhhs.com.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(TM)) is a global provider of e-messaging management and protection services. ZixCorp offers a portfolio of managed on-site and hosted e-messaging solutions to protect organizations from viruses, spam, and electronic attack, while delivering the ability to enforce corporate policies and securely send to anyone. ZixCorp's advisory services and secure e-messaging solutions enable organizations of any size to streamline operations, avoid obsolescence, mitigate risks, and leverage the cost and time efficiencies of e-messaging. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.

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