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Zix Corporation Selected by Holyoke Medical Center for Email Encryption Services; Massachusetts Facility Signs Three-Year Contract for ZixVPM(R) and ZixPort(R)

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 14, 2005--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure email encryption and e-prescribing solutions and services, today announced that Holyoke Medical Center has signed a three-year contract for ZixCorp's ZixVPM (Virtual Private Messenger) and ZixPort email encryption services.

"ZixCorp services helped us meet our goals and cost much less than if we had undertaken everything ourselves," said Carl Cameron, information technology manager for Holyoke Medical Center. "The content filtering lexicon easily minimized security man hours, the quick deployment helped ease both our help desk and network functions. But most important, the confidentiality of medical business information sent via email is secure."

ZixVPM will enforce email security policies to ensure secure handling of confidential data for 1,000 users. The service includes a pre-configured lexicon that automatically detects and encrypts protected health information (PHI) to help meet the email protection mandates of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

ZixPort will provide custom branding and encrypted messaging functionality to Holyoke Medical Center's Web site.

"ZixCorp's position as a leading provider in healthcare email encryption continues to strengthen," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "With our 95 percent customer renewal rate and the addition of respected facilities like Holyoke Medical Center, we continue to demonstrate that our solution best meets the needs of this market."

About Holyoke Medical Center

Holyoke Medical Center is a member of Valley Health Systems in Holyoke, Mass. Other members of Valley Health Systems include River Valley Counseling, Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association, Inc. and Western Mass Physician 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 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
Christa Osswald, 214-370-2175,
Investor Relations
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357,

SOURCE: Zix Corporation