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Zix Corporation Selected by Houston Healthcare for Email Encryption Service

DALLAS, April 7, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Georgia-based health system to deploy ZixCorp's email encryption services

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, today announced that Houston Healthcare, a Georgia-based health system, has signed a three-year contract for the company's email encryption services.

ZixCorp will enforce Houston Healthcare's email encryption policies to ensure the secure handling of confidential information. The service includes a pre-configured lexicon that automatically detects and encrypts protected health information ("PHI"). ZixCorp will also provide branding and encrypted messaging functionality to the organization's website.

"ZixCorp's services are the proven choice for the healthcare industry," said Rob Rhodes, chief information officer for Houston Healthcare. "After reviewing ZixCorp's customer base and excellent recommendations from references and consultants, we're confident our choice was the right one."

"ZixCorp's email encryption services continue to be the first choice in the healthcare community because of the ZixDirectory and our ability to deliver key management in the cloud," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "As the only significant hosted 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."

ZixCorp offers the simplicity of Software as a Service ("SaaS") 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 15 million members and includes 20 state banking regulators, over 800 financial institutions, over 1000 hospitals and over 30 Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations.

About Houston Healthcare

Houston Healthcare is proud to serve the medical needs of residents in Houston County, Georgia and the surrounding communities as the county's largest healthcare provider for almost 50 years. The system includes Houston Medical Center, a 198-bed facility in Warner Robins; Perry Hospital, a 45-bed facility; Houston Heart Institute; The Surgery Center; Houston Occupational Health & Wellness Center; Houston Health Pavilion; three urgent care centers and multiple outpatient services.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) is the leading provider of hosted email encryption and 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. Its PocketScript(R) e-prescribing service reduces costs and improves patient care by automating the prescription process between payers, doctors, and pharmacies. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.

SOURCE Zix Corporation

http://www.zixcorp.com