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Zix Corporation Selected by Citizens Bank for Secure e-Messaging; Texas Financial Institution to Use ZixVPM(R), ZixPort(R) Email Encryption Services

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2006--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of email encryption and e-prescribing services, today announced that Citizens National Bank, a full-service financial institution based in Henderson, Texas, has signed a three-year contract for ZixCorp's ZixVPM (Virtual Private Messenger) and ZixPort email encryption services.

ZixVPM is an enterprise-wide email encryption solution that will protect the communications of up to 250 Citizens Bank users. It also includes a built-in personal financial lexicon that automatically detects email containing information mandated by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) as personally identifiable financial information such as Social Security numbers, account numbers, credit card numbers and financial terms. ZixPort will provide custom branding and encrypted messaging functionality to the bank's Web site.

"We looked at several solutions and chose ZixCorp's ZixVPM so that every email that includes nonpublic personal information is automatically encrypted before it leaves our network," said Jerry M. Baskin, vice president and director of information services for Citizens National Bank. "Setup was quick and painless and it makes compliance with regulatory requirements easy. And it helped to know that our primary regulator uses ZixVPM."

Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp, said that finance is the company's fastest growing market. "With each incidence of hacking, identity theft and data leaks, computer security is top of mind in this business sector. ZixCorp's lineup of easy-to-use, quick-to-install services is ideal for the banking community. These services enable fast, safe communication to business partners and customers and help the bank avoid data leaks, bad publicity or fines from regulators."

About Citizens National Bank

Since 1930, Citizens National Bank has served communities in east and central Texas. Offering banking, investment and insurance services, Citizens has 18 locations across seven counties, online services and assets of approximately $650 million. For more information, visit

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 email encryption services enable policy-driven email encryption, content filtering and send-to-anyone capability while its e-prescribing service improves patient care, reduces costs and improves efficiency for the healthcare community. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Zix Corporation, Dallas
Public Relations
Farrah Corley, 214-370-2175,
Investor Relations
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357,

SOURCE: Zix Corporation