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Zix Corporation Selected by The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Nation's Largest Provider of Eye Care Signs Three-Year Contract for ZixCorp's Email Encryption Services

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 28, 2006--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced that The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, which operates one of the most extensive ear, nose and throat clinics in the nation, has signed a three-year contract for ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service.

"ZixCorp is a known leader for hosted encryption service in the healthcare industry," said Don Ushak, Director of Information Systems for New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. "As a leading healthcare organization, we have a responsibility to uphold the highest standards, especially where patient confidentiality and security are concerned. ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service will help us meet and exceed these standards, allowing our organization to take a proactive approach to protecting sensitive information."

ZixCorp's Email Encryption Service provides automatic seamless encrypted email among all ZixCorp customers. ZixCorp health insurance customers cover 60 million lives and one in eight hospitals use the ZixCorp service to get easy encrypted email access to those insurers. ZixCorp enforces corporate email security policies to ensure secure handling of confidential information, including a pre-configured lexicon that automatically detects and encrypts protected health information (PHI). ZixCorp helps The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary reduce the risk of data leaks and avoid potential security flaws.

"ZixCorp is the leader in healthcare email security and we boast a large email encryption network of 5.5 million users that's immediately accessible to new customers," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "As more patient information is stored and transmitted electronically, the risk of data exposure also increases. Our Email Encryption Service gives The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary peace of mind that the transmission of its patient information is secure so it can focus on its core business of patient care."

As the leading email encryption provider with over five million protected email recipients, ZixCorp's vast network allows seamless encrypted email delivery to healthcare organizations, insurers, financial institutions and regulators, including four of the five banking regulatory agencies. ZixCorp now supports five encrypted email delivery mechanisms, including S/MIME, TLS, OpenPGP, secure portal and "push" delivery.

About The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Founded in 1820, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is the oldest specialty hospital in the Western Hemisphere. With a rich heritage and a mission of providing high quality patient care, community outreach, graduate and continuing medical education and scientific research, the Infirmary has built upon its strengths to emerge as a recognized leader in the fields of eye, and ear, nose and throat care.

This commitment to excellence extends beyond local recognition; the Infirmary is continually mentioned in US News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals". The ophthalmology and otolaryngology departments regularly rank among the highest for all hospitals throughout the United States. In 1999, the Infirmary became part of Continuum Health Partners, Inc., one of the New York metropolitan area's largest hospital networks.

About Zix Corporation

ZixCorp is the leading provider of hosted email encryption and e-prescribing services. ZixCorp's hosted Email Encryption Service provides 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 payors, doctors, and pharmacies. For more information, visit

CONTACT: ZixCorp, Dallas
Public Relations:
Farrah Corley, 214-370-2175
Investor Relations:
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357

SOURCE: Zix Corporation