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Zix Corporation Selected by Atlantic Health System with Three-Year Contract for Email Protection Services

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2003--

One of New Jersey's largest nonprofit health systems selects ZixVPM(R) for enterprise-wide protection and HIPAA compliance

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(TM)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of protection, management, and delivery solutions for electronic communications, today announced that Atlantic Health System, one of New Jersey's largest nonprofit healthcare systems, has chosen ZixCorp as its e-messaging services provider. The organization joins many other New Jersey-based healthcare providers and payors that have selected ZixCorp email protection services to help meet the security regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Atlantic Health System signed a three-year contract for ZixVPM(R) (Virtual Private Messenger) for 500 users. ZixVPM will provide automatic, enterprise-wide encryption of incoming and outgoing emails based on company security policy and includes an advanced HIPAA lexicon that recognizes Protected Health Information (PHI) to help healthcare providers comply with the security mandates of HIPAA. The service elevates decision making for email security to the corporate level while enabling a secure and private channel for communication to physicians, partners, patients, and employees.

"ZixVPM is a low-maintenance, worry-free service," said A.J. Cosimano, director of Tier 2 support for Atlantic Health System. "It doesn't interfere with our infrastructure and no extra personnel was needed to keep it going. I like the fact our email is in full compliance with HIPAA, we're enforcing our internal policies, and it's all completely invisible to end-users without us having to manage it. No other vendor offered such reliable, easy-to-use functionality."

Atlantic Health is one of New Jersey's largest employers with over 9,000 employees, 3,100 physicians, and 1,832 licensed beds in its four-hospital system. Its member hospitals include Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and The General Hospital Center at Passaic. The organization serves the five million residents of northern and central New Jersey.

"Atlantic Health System is a dynamic addition to our healthcare directory in the Northeast," said Wael Mohamed, vice president of global sales and distribution for ZixCorp. "With the help of our SysTrust(TM)-certified world-class data center, any new organization we sign up becomes instantly interoperable with our existing customer base to communicate seamlessly via secure email. Atlantic Health will also benefit from our send-to-anyone feature that enables a person to send a secure email to anyone with an email address through our ZixSecure Center(TM). Our suite of interoperable, full-featured, robust services are proving themselves in the field and helping us significantly increase our customer base."

Atlantic Health System joins ZixCorp's existing customers in the Northeast, including; Robert Wood Johnson Health Network, QualCare Inc., New Jersey Hospital Association, Solaris Health System, Children's Specialized Hospital, AtlantiCare, Saint Barnabas Health Care System, CentraState Healthcare System, and Betty Bacharach Rehab Center.

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health is one of New Jersey's largest nonprofit healthcare systems with over 9,000 employees. Atlantic Health System includes over 50 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties within its four member hospitals: Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and The General Hospital Center at Passaic. In addition, it is an academic and research affiliate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey -- New Jersey Medical School and a partner with The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. For more information, visit www.atlantichealth.org.

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 www.zixcorp.com.

CONTACT: ZixCorp
Media/Investor Contact
Whitney Gilliam, 214-515-7338
wgilliam@zixcorp.com

SOURCE: Zix Corporation