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Zix Corporation Selected by Four Regional Healthcare Facilities for Email Protection Services

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 14, 2004--

Multiple Organizations Sign Three-Year Contracts for Compliance
with HIPAA Email Regulations

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services, today announced four regional healthcare organizations that have recently chosen ZixCorp as their secure email provider.

The organizations each signed three-year contracts for ZixCorp communications protection services to help meet the security guidelines of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Services purchased include ZixVPM(R) (Virtual Private Messenger), ZixPort(R), and ZixMail(R) secure email solutions.

ZixVPM provides system-wide email encryption and includes a built-in HIPAA lexicon that detects outgoing PHI to ensure compliance and patient confidentiality. ZixPort provides custom branding and encrypted messaging functionality to Web sites. ZixMail is a desktop encryption solution that enables users to exchange point-to-point secure communication.

    The organizations and their purchases include:

    --  Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Ga. -- ZixVPM and
        ZixPort for 400 users

    --  Metropolitan Health Networks in West Palm Beach, Fla. --
        ZixVPM for 100 users and ZixCorp's Message Inspector(R) with
        Anti-Virus and Web Inspector(R) services

    --  Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, N.C. -- ZixVPM for 400

    --  Lourdes Health System in Camden, N.J. -- ZixVPM for 500 users,
        ZixMail for 15 users

"Healthcare organizations know the HIPAA deadline is approaching and they're looking for easy-to-use, easy-to-deploy solutions to secure their email. ZixCorp is the answer," said Rick Spurr, president and chief operating officer for ZixCorp. "Our client base is growing as our solutions can adapt to large and small organizations alike, from leading providers and payors to smaller regional facilities like these. With our flexibility and interoperability, we are building our momentum in securing the email for the healthcare community."

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) is a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services. ZixCorp offers a range of solutions to protect organizations from viruses, spam, and electronic attack, as well as enabling secure electronic communications, such as email encryption, e-prescribing, and electronic lab orders and results. ZixCorp helps organizations of any size to streamline operations, reduce risks, and leverage the efficiencies of e-messaging. 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