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Zix Corporation Receives 5,500 User Upgrade from Environment Canada for Web Filtering Services

Organization Initiates Full Web Inspector Program after Successful Pilot of System-Wide Internet Filtering

DALLAS, Nov 12, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(TM)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of protection, management, and delivery solutions for electronic communications, today announced that Environment Canada has purchased an additional 5,500 seats of Web Inspector after a successful initial pilot of 250 users. The governmental agency will utilize Web Inspector in all five of its regional offices throughout Canada. The organization joins other ZixCorp customers in the Canadian public sector using Web Inspector including Finance Canada, Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System, and the cities of Calgary, Mississauga, and Montreal.

Web Inspector will help Environment Canada enforce its Internet usage policies by enabling the organization to proactively monitor, manage, and if necessary, block access to inappropriate Web sites. The product's flexible, policy-based management system also enables administrators to determine Web use by individual, group, category, or time of day and provides access to over 500 pre-defined reports. Web Inspector was formerly offered by Elron Software, whose assets and business were recently acquired by ZixCorp.

"After its initial pilot program of 250 users, Environment Canada discovered that not only did Web Inspector run well, but it provided them with significant value," said Steve Irons, director of corporate sales for ZixCorp. "By enforcing company policies, Web Inspector increases employee productivity, maximizes network bandwidth by reducing recreational surfing, and reduces legal liability by restricting access to damaging Web sites."

Environment Canada is located in 100 communities and comprises 4,700 employees. Environment Canada's enforcement staff investigates potential pollution offences under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, and the federal Fisheries Act. The organization helps ensure that companies, government employees, and the general public comply with legislation and regulations that protect Canada's environment.

"Government agencies are held responsible for using tax dollars wisely and Web Inspector is a cost-effective solution to ensure that their employees stay productive and efficient," said Dennis Heathcote, vice president of strategy and products for ZixCorp. "Our presence in Canada is growing and our Ottawa office is poised to serve both Canadian government and private sector organizations to help reduce the legal liability and security risks of Internet use."

About Environment Canada

Environment Canada's mandate is to preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment, including water, air, and soil quality; conserve Canada's renewable resources, including migratory birds and other non-domestic flora and fauna; conserve and protect Canada's water resources; carry out meteorology; enforce the rules made by the Canada-United States International Joint Commission relating to boundary waters; and coordinate environmental policies and programs for the federal government. For more information, visit

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(TM)) provides solutions worldwide that protect, manage, and deliver sensitive electronic information. By offering a comprehensive set of services, ZixCorp protects organizations from viruses and spam and provides the management tools needed for Web access control and policy-driven email encryption. ZixCorp also provides care delivery solutions for e-prescribing and e-consulting that enable physicians to leverage technology for better patient care. For more information, visit

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