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Zix Corporation Selected by Holy Name Hospital for Secure e-Messaging; New Jersey Nonprofit Signs Three-Year Contract for ZixVPM(R) Enterprise-Wide Email Encryption

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 21, 2005--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging and e-prescribing solutions and services, today announced that Holy Name Hospital, one of northern New Jersey's leading nonprofit healthcare facilities, has signed a three-year contract for ZixVPM (Virtual Private Messenger) secure email services.

Holy Name Hospital purchased the ZixVPM encryption service to enforce its email security policies and ensure the secure handling of confidential data for 1,000 users. ZixVPM, a gateway solution, includes a preconfigured lexicon that automatically detects and encrypts email that contains protected health information (PHI).

"ZixCorp's good standing and high use in the healthcare community was the reason we initially looked into its encryption solutions," said Michael Skvarenina, assistant vice president of information systems for Holy Name Hospital. "We like that ZixVPM works transparently and doesn't burden our users. It detects PHI and our users don't have to do anything to ensure privacy."

Holy Name Hospital purchased ZixVPM to comply with the secure email mandates of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which require organizations to apply "reasonable and appropriate safeguards" when emailing PHI.

"As more healthcare organizations sign on to the ZixCorp send-to-anyone network, securing email seamlessly is quick, easy, and with ZixVPM, it can happen automatically. Our solution is comprehensive, easy to use, and interoperable with existing network systems," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp.

About Holy Name Hospital

Holy Name Hospital is a fully accredited, not-for-profit community hospital located in suburban Teaneck, New Jersey. Founded and sponsored by the Sister of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the hospital has grown to become a comprehensive 361-bed medical center offering the most modern medical technology coupled with an enduring tradition of compassion and respect. 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 eSecure services enable policy-driven email encryption, content filtering, and send-to-anyone capability while its eHealth services improve patient care, reduce costs, and improve efficiency through e-prescribing and e-lab solutions. For more information, visit

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SOURCE: Zix Corporation