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Zix Corporation Ranks Third on Texas Top 50 Fastest Growing Tech Companies; Company Ranks Third in Revenue Growth for Five-Year Period

DALLAS, Oct 6, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services, today announced it has been ranked third on the Texas Crescent Technology Fast 50, an award program that ranks technology companies located in Texas by revenue growth over a five-year period.

Winners of the Texas Crescent Technology Fast 50 are selected based on the percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues from 1999 to 2003. ZixCorp's third place showing represented its growth rate of 5,799 percent. The award is presented by Deloitte & Touche, in association with Haynes and Boone, Merrill Lynch, NASDAQ, and Comerica Bank.

"It's an honor for our growth to be recognized by such respected companies," said John A. Ryan, chairman and chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "We have made significant strides in our

e-prescribing and secure e-messaging business and receiving this honor is a true endorsement for our company and solutions. Our employee dedication and superior talent is what makes this company continue to thrive."

ZixCorp ranked second on the regional DFW Titan Fast 50 list awarded in August. Being named to the statewide Texas Crescent Technology Fast 50 list makes the company eligible for the national North America Technology Fast 500 list.

"In today's economy, exceeding triple-digit percentage revenue growth is an exceptional accomplishment. We commend ZixCorp for making the commitment to technology and delivering on the promise of market longevity. We are proud to honor ZixCorp as a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 winner, "said Skip Moore, regional managing partner for the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group at Deloitte & Touche USA LLP.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) is a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services. ZixCorp offers a range of solutions to protect organizations from viruses, spam, and electronic attack, as well as enabling secure electronic communications, such as email encryption, e-prescribing, on-line doctor visits, and electronic lab results. ZixCorp helps organizations of any size to streamline operations, reduce risks, and leverage the efficiencies of e-messaging. For more information, visit

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