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Zix Corporation Selected by Albert Einstein Healthcare Network for Email Encryption; Philadelphia-Based Health System to Secure over 5,000 Users with ZixCorp's Email Encryption Services


DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2006--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced that Philadelphia-area Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, a private, not-for-profit organization with six major facilities and many outpatient centers, has signed a three-year contract for ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service for 5,200 users.

"ZixCorp's outstanding reputation as the leading hosted encryption service in the healthcare industry made our decision very simple," said Ken Levitan, Chief Information Officer, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. "Mitigating security risks are a top priority and ZixCorp provides the email privacy our clients need."

ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service provides automatic seamless encrypted email among all ZixCorp customers. For example, ZixCorp health insurance customers cover 60 million lives and one in eight hospitals use the ZixCorp service to get easy encrypted email access to those insurers. ZixCorp will enforce corporate email security policies for Albert Einstein to ensure secure handling of confidential information, including a pre-configured lexicon that automatically detects and encrypts protected health information (PHI).

"Our Email Encryption Service continues to be the first choice in the healthcare community because of our large interoperable network," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "As the only significant hosted service for email encryption, ZixCorp can uniquely provide immediate access to a large community of users in a highly scalable and easy-to-deploy manner. Our renewal rate of more than 95 percent is the best indicator of the high level of customer satisfaction with our Email Encryption Service."

As the leading email encryption provider with over five million protected email recipients, ZixCorp's vast network allows seamless encrypted email delivery to healthcare organizations, insurers, financial institutions and regulators, including four of the five banking regulatory agencies. ZixCorp now supports five encrypted email delivery mechanisms, including S/MIME, TLS, OpenPGP, secure portal and "push" delivery.

About Albert Einstein Healthcare Network

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, a member of the Jefferson Health System, provides healthcare services in the Philadelphia area through Albert Einstein Medical Center, Germantown Community Health Services, Willow Terrace (a nursing home), Einstein at Elkins Park, MossRehab, Willowcrest (a center for subacute care), Belmont Behavioral Health and a number of outpatient and satellite locations. Einstein also operates a primary care network, Einstein Neighborhood Healthcare. For more information, visit www.einstein.edu or call 1-800-EINSTEIN.

About Zix Corporation

ZixCorp is the leading provider of hosted email encryption and e-prescribing services. ZixCorp's hosted Email Encryption Service provides 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 payors, doctors, and pharmacies. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.

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