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Zix Corporation Selected by Omaha's Children's Hospital for Secure e-Messaging Services

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2004--

Nebraska's Only Pediatric Specialty Healthcare Center Signs Three-Year Contract for ZixVPM(R) and ZixPort(R) Solutions

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services, today announced that Children's Hospital in Omaha, Neb., has chosen ZixCorp solutions to meet the secure email regulation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Children's Hospital signed a three-year contract for ZixVPM(R) (Virtual Private Messenger) and ZixPort(R) services for 1,600 users to secure its inbound and outbound email communications. ZixVPM will enforce email security policies to ensure secure handling of confidential data, including a pre-configured HIPAA lexicon that automatically detects and encrypts Protected Health Information (PHI). ZixPort will provide a custom branded and encrypted messaging portal.

"ZixCorp offered the easiest secure email deployment and removed the burden of our own IT department handling encryption keys," said Paul Nokes, manager, information technology operations, for Children's Hospital. "With ZixVPM and ZixPort, we won't have to become our own certificate issuing authority, which saves us time and money that can be better used elsewhere. We also appreciate the high level of customization available in the HIPAA lexicon so that we can tailor the database to meet the unique needs of pediatric healthcare."

The hospital may use ZixCorp's solutions to benefit other areas of the hospital that handle sensitive patient information, including finance and accounting. To help these business sectors, ZixVPM includes a personal financial lexicon that encrypts information mandated by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act as personally identifiable financial information, including financial identifiers, financial terms, and credit card numbers.

"No other secure email solution provides the flexibility, speed of deployment, or convenience that ZixCorp offers," said Rick Spurr, president and chief operating officer for ZixCorp. "Our ZixSecure Center(TM), a world-class secure facility, manages all public and private keys, certificate authorities, and other cost burdens that go with the in-house creation of encryption systems. In less than 72 hours, we can provide large organizations like Children's Hospital with a system-wide, send-to-anyone solution that integrates seamlessly into their existing systems. The ability to implement easily, without a lot of upfront time and expense, becomes more and more important as the April HIPAA Security Rule deadline approaches."

About Children's Hospital

Children's Hospital serves as the primary inpatient teaching site for the joint Creighton University/University of Nebraska pediatric residency program. Children's Hospital also serves as the pediatric training site for the family practice residency programs at Nebraska Health System, Creighton University, and the University of Nebraska, and for many of the region's nursing and health professions schools. Children's Hospital is part of Children's Healthcare Services, an integrated system of pediatric healthcare services that also includes Children's Home Healthcare, Children's Family Support Center, Children's Urgent Care Centers, Children's Health Network, Children's Hospital Foundation, and Children's Physicians. For more information, visit

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) is a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services. ZixCorp offers a range of solutions to protect organizations from viruses, spam, and electronic attack, as well as enabling secure electronic communications, such as email encryption, e-prescribing, and electronic lab orders and results. ZixCorp helps organizations of any size to streamline operations, reduce risks, and leverage the efficiencies of e-messaging. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Zix Corporation, Dallas
Christa Osswald, 214-370-2175
Investor Relations:
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357

SOURCE: Zix Corporation