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Zix Corporation Renews and Expands Contract with MultiPlan; Company Signs 800 Users to ZixCorp Secure E-Messaging Solutions with Three-Year Deal


DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2005--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services, today announced that MultiPlan, Inc., one of the oldest and largest healthcare networks in the country, has renewed and expanded its current contract for ZixCorp communications protection solutions.

MultiPlan has signed a new three-year contract that includes 800 users of ZixVPM(R) (Virtual Private Messenger), ZixMail(R), and ZixPort(R) services. ZixVPM enforces the company's email policies, including a pre-configured HIPAA lexicon that automatically detects and encrypts confidential Protected Health Information (PHI) for all incoming and outgoing email. ZixMail is a desktop email encryption application that enables users to encrypt, decrypt, and exchange private and secure emails on an individual basis. ZixPort provides custom branding and encrypted messaging functionality to MultiPlan's Web site.

"With the deadline for HIPAA fast approaching, we are very pleased to have implemented this vital component of MultiPlan's Security Compliance Program," said Suzanne Black, MultiPlan's privacy officer. "Our partnership with ZixCorp has been integral to maintaining our corporate objectives for privacy and security of PHI, particularly as email has become the prevailing method of communication."

Founded in 1970, MultiPlan delivers network solutions to the nation's top insured and self-funded health plans. The company employs a staff of about 900 serving a client roster of approximately 2,000 healthcare payors representing 25,000 groups, and a provider network of nearly 500,000 organizations.

"Renewals are one of the best indicators of customer satisfaction and we're excited to see how well ZixCorp products have performed for MultiPlan and for all our customers," said Rick Spurr, president and chief operating officer for ZixCorp. "Our renewals are currently at 97 percent, which will help us continue to be a leader in e-messaging protection for the healthcare sector."

About MultiPlan

For more than 30 years, MultiPlan has helped healthcare payers and providers partner together to combat rising healthcare costs. Based on The MultiPlan Network(R), the nation's leading independent network of over 4,600 acute-care hospitals, 90,000 ancillary facilities, and 660,000 practitioner locations, MultiPlan serves as a single electronic gateway to a host of primary, complementary, and out-of-network strategies for managing the financial risks associated with healthcare claims. Clients include large and mid-sized insurers, third-party administrators, self-funded plans, HMOs, and other entities that pay claims on behalf of health plans. For more information, visit http://www.multiplan.com.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) provides easy-to-use-and-deploy e-communication services that protect, manage, and deliver sensitive information to enterprises and consumers in healthcare, finance, insurance, and government. ZixCorp's secure e-messaging services enable policy-driven email encryption, content filtering, and send-to-anyone capability while its e-prescribing and e-lab services improve patient care, reduce costs, and improve patient efficiency. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.

CONTACT: Zix Corporation, Dallas
Public Relations:
Christa Osswald, 214-370-2175
publicrelations@zixcorp.com
or
Investor Relations:
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357
invest@zixcorp.com

SOURCE: Zix Corporation