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Zix Corporation Selected by OhioHealth for Email Encryption; Ohio-Based Health System to Secure over 7,000 Users with ZixCorp's Email Encryption Services

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2006--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced that OhioHealth, a Columbus-based health system serving a 46-county area, has signed a three-year contract for the company's email encryption services.

ZixCorp will enforce OhioHealth's email security policies to ensure secure handling of confidential information for up to 7,000 users. The service includes a pre-configured lexicon that automatically detects and encrypts protected health information (PHI). ZixCorp will also provide custom branding and encrypted messaging functionality to the organization's Web site.

"ZixCorp's services are an easy-to-use, easy-to-install fix for our need to ensure our emails are protected," said Cris Berry, project manager for OhioHealth. "After reviewing ZixCorp's customer base and good reviews from references and consultants, we're confident our choice was the right one."

OhioHealth purchased the services to meet the privacy and security regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and to meet best practice standards. "ZixCorp helps us meet our goal of protecting patient privacy," added Berry.

"ZixCorp's email encryption services continue to be the first choice in the healthcare community because of our large interoperable network," 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. Our renewal rate of more than 95 percent is the best indicator of the high level of customer satisfaction with our email encryption service."

As the leading email encryption provider with 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 OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a Columbus-based, not-for-profit, charitable organization serving and supported by the community. It is a family of hospitals, health and surgery centers, home-health providers, medical equipment, and other health service suppliers throughout a 46-county area. OhioHealth hospitals in Franklin County are Doctors Hospital, Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital. More information can be obtained on the Internet at

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

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

SOURCE: Zix Corporation