News Release

<< Back
Printer Friendly Version View printer-friendly version
Zix Corporation Recognizes Virtual Graffiti as 2011 Partner of the Year
 PDF Version

Partner program continues to expand and offer growth opportunities to the channel

IRVINE, Calif. & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2012-- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (NASDAQ: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, has named Virtual Graffiti, Inc. the 2011 ZixCorp Partner of the Year. Virtual Graffiti has partnered with ZixCorp as a value added reseller (VAR) since 2008 and has been partner of the year for three consecutive years.

"It is an honor to be selected as the 2011 ZixCorp Partner of the Year for the third consecutive year," said Hillel Sackstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, Virtual Graffiti. “Virtual Graffiti relies on ZixCorp's industry-leading, affordable email encryption solutions to protect our customers' exchange of sensitive information and meet federal and state privacy regulations."

“In 2011, ZixCorp increased its market reach, due in part to our successful relationships with channel partners such as Virtual Graffiti,” said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Once again, we are proud to recognize Virtual Graffiti as Partner of the Year. We look forward to continuing this prosperous relationship in the year to come and building on the channel program for continued mutually beneficial success.”

Virtual Graffiti offers ZixGateway®, a policy-based email encryption service, to medium- to large-sized enterprises and ZixMail®, a desk-top email encryption solution, to small businesses and individuals. Recipients who are not ZixCorp® customers can use the mobile-friendly ZixPort®, a secure Web portal, to conveniently receive and reply to encrypted email. Encrypted email through ZixPort offers industry-leading mobile support with one-click access, allowing recipients to skip cumbersome steps and distorted layouts.

"We value our strong partnership with ZixCorp, which allows us to offer our clients an array of email encryption solutions for their desktops, laptops and mobile devices,” said Ryan Lipschitz, Vice President of Engineering, Virtual Graffiti. "We also rely on support from ZixCorp's channel team for services that range from training to marketing, all of which help us deliver stellar customer service to our clients and maximize sales."

In 2011, the ZixCorp Partner Program grew to 93 VAR partners and 82 managed service provider (MSP) partners, an increase of 79 percent and 52 percent respectively. In joining the ZixCorp Partner Program, VAR and MSP partners receive various support advantages, such as dedicated sales and technical representatives, training, qualified lead sharing and marketing support. VAR and MSP partners can also qualify for the ZixCorp Partner of the Year.

For additional information about the ZixCorp Partner Program, please visit

About Virtual Graffiti, Inc.

Virtual Graffiti is a leading IT solutions provider specializing in business, government and education. Recognized as one of the fastest growing IT solution providers in the nation by Inc. Magazine and CRN Magazine, Virtual Graffiti has more than 60,000 customers worldwide and has sustained an annual growth rate of approximately 30 percent over the past ten years. The company's highly trained and award-winning product teams help customers make smart IT buying decisions while lowering IT budget costs and improving efficiency. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-886-5369.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation provides the only email encryption services designed with your most important relationships in mind. The most influential companies and government organizations use the proven ZixCorp® Email Encryption Services, including WellPoint, Humana, the SEC and more than 1,200 hospitals and 1,600 financial institutions. ZixCorp Email Encryption Services are powered by ZixDirectorySM, the largest email encryption community in the world. The tens of millions of ZixDirectory members can feel secure knowing their most important relationships are protected. For more information, visit

Source: Zix Corporation

Virtual Graffiti
Jamie Ellison, 949-870-3507
Taylor Stansbury, 214-370-2134