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Zix Corporation Selected by Hartford Hospital for Email Encryption Service

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Connecticut-based hospital system to deploy ZixCorp's email encryption services

DALLAS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp®), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, today announced that Hartford Hospital, a Connecticut-based hospital, has signed a three-year contract for the company's email encryption services.

ZixCorp will enforce Hartford Hospital's email encryption policies to ensure the secure handling of confidential information. The service includes a set of pre-configured policy filters that automatically detect and encrypt protected health information ("PHI"). The Hartford Hospital physician community places a great deal of value on the efficiency gains of electronic transmission of healthcare information. The only viable platform for sharing the information is email which is inherently insecure unless the traffic is encrypted. ZixCorp's email encryption service enables Hartford Hospital physicians to continue to share information via email in an efficient and secure manner.

"ZixCorp's services met all of our needs to provide a reliable, secure platform for sharing our emails among providers," said Jack Alberti, Director of Information Security for Hartford Hospital. "ZixCorp's healthcare customer base is significant. We believe our choice is the right one for our specific needs."

"ZixCorp's email encryption service gives Hartford Hospital peace of mind that the transmission of its patient information is secure so it can focus on its core business of patient care," said Rick Spurr, Chief Executive Officer for ZixCorp. "As the only hosted significant, shared service for email encryption, we can uniquely provide immediate access to a large community of users in a highly scalable and easy-to-deploy manner."

About Hartford Hospital

Hartford Hospital is an 867-bed regional referral center that provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. Among its divisions is The Institute of Living, a 114-bed mental health facility with a national and international reputation of excellence. Jefferson House, a 104-bed long-term care facility, is also a special division of Hartford Hospital. The hospital's major centers of clinical excellence include cardiology, oncology, emergency services and trauma, mental health, women's health, orthopedics, bloodless surgery and advanced organ transplantation. Hartford Hospital owns and operates the state's only air ambulance system, LIFE STAR.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp®) is the leading provider of hosted email encryption and payor sponsored e-prescribing services. ZixCorp's email encryption services provide an easy and cost-effective way to ensure customer privacy and regulatory compliance for corporate email. ZixCorp offers the simplicity of Software as a Service with the convenience of customizable encryption policies. ZixCorp operates the largest email encryption directory in the world enabling seamless and secure communication among communities of interest. ZixCorp's directory connects over 18 million members and includes over 20 state banking regulators, over 1,100 financial institutions, over 1,000 hospitals and over 30 Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations. ZixCorp's PocketScript® e-prescribing service reduces costs and improves patient care by automating the prescription process between payers, doctors, and pharmacies. For more information, visit

SOURCE Zix Corporation

Geoff Bibby, Public Relations, +1-214-370-2241,, or Peter Wilensky, Investor Relations, +1-214-515-7357,, both of Zix Corporation