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Zix Corporation Receives FIPS 140-2 Certification for ZixVPM(R) S/MIME Module

DALLAS, Jun 01, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced that the S/MIME Gateway module of its ZixVPM (Virtual Private Messenger) email encryption service has been awarded a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

FIPS is a requirement set forth by the U.S. Government in order to ensure that encryption technology meets certain requirements within government agencies, assuring both security of those messages and interoperability. FIPS Publication 140-2, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, is a U.S. security standard used to certify cryptographic modules as a prerequisite for use by government agencies.

"ZixCorp's hosted service continues to lead the email encryption market with highly scalable and easy-to-deploy solutions, and being awarded FIPS certification has enhanced our Best Method of Delivery(TM)," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "Products must go through rigorous testing that covers 11 areas related to design and implementation to ensure that electronic communication initiated by government agencies stays secure. We're proud to have earned this certification which will be an asset as we expand further into other markets, most notably the government sector."

ZixVPM is a policy-driven, server-based encryption service that provides easy-to-deploy company-wide encryption, security, content filtering, and management of corporate email. Its S/MIME Gateway add-on module enables customers to seamlessly communicate with partners who have implemented S/MIME Gateway certified products from other vendors. By becoming FIPS Publication 140-2 compliant, ZixCorp is giving its customers the utmost in security assurance.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) is the leading provider of hosted email encryption and e-prescribing services. ZixCorp's email encryption services provide an easy and cost-effective way to ensure customer privacy and regulatory compliance for corporate email. Its PocketScript(R) e-prescribing service reduces costs and improves patient care by automating the prescription process between payers, doctors, and pharmacies. For more information, visit

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