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Zix Corporation Selected by Deaconess Health System for Enterprise-wide Email Protection; Indiana Organization to Use Multiple ZixCorp Email Encryption Services

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 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 Deaconess Health System based in Evansville, Ind., has selected ZixCorp for system-wide communications protection services. The organization signed a three-year contract for ZixVPM(R) (Virtual Private Messenger), ZixMail(R), and ZixPort(R) email encryption services to meet the April security deadline of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

ZixVPM will encrypt email messages for 1,500 users to protect both inbound and outbound communications and includes a HIPAA lexicon that automatically recognizes Protected Health Information (PHI) to ensure compliance and confidentiality. ZixMail is a desktop email encryption application that enables users to encrypt, decrypt, and exchange secure emails on an individual, manual basis for both external and internal communication. ZixPort will provide custom branding and encrypted messaging capability to the organization's Web site.

"We needed a solid product with total transparency to the end user, but with the flexibility to meet our specific corporate mail policies," said Bruce Galloway, information system security officer for Deaconess Health System. "ZixCorp was able to provide us with both server and desktop options to meet the individual needs of our employees."

"It's difficult to know whether your company's email policies are working to eliminate PHI leaks in email. That's why our ZixAuditor(R) assessment service creates a clear picture of current email flow, including where email is being sent and whether PHI is being transmitted in open channels," said Rick Spurr, acting chief executive officer, president, and chief operating officer for ZixCorp. "Many of our current clients weren't aware of a problem with email privacy until they saw the hard data. It's an excellent tool to see what's working and how to correct any discrepancies."

About Deaconess Health System

Deaconess Health System is based in Evansville, Ind., and comprises Deaconess Hospital, The Women's Hospital, Deaconess Cross Pointe, Deaconess Medical Group, Deaconess Health Plans, and Deaconess Associates. 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 e-Secure services enable policy-driven email encryption, content filtering and send-to-anyone capability while its e-Health services improve patient care, reduce costs, and improve efficiency through e-prescribing and e-lab solutions. For more information, visit

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

SOURCE: Zix Corporation