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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 30, 2005--
New York Nonprofit Healthcare System Signs Three-Year Contract for ZixVPM(R) and ZixPort(R) for Email Protection 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 St. Peter's Health Care Services, a New York nonprofit healthcare system based in Albany, has signed a three-year contract for ZixCorp services.
St. Peter's selected ZixVPM (Virtual Private Messenger) and ZixPort email encryption services to comply with mandates of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). ZixVPM will enforce email security policies to ensure secure handling of confidential data for 1,300 users, including a pre-configured HIPAA lexicon that automatically detects and encrypts Protected Health Information (PHI). ZixPort will provide custom branding and encrypted messaging functionality to St. Peter's Web site.
"It was important to us to take the necessary precautions to protect our patients' confidential information," said Jonathan Goldberg, chief information officer for St. Peter's Health Care Services. "We see great value in ZixVPM. It's so easy, our users don't have to take any extra steps."
"Our prominence in protecting the email of healthcare providers continues to grow, especially in the Northeast," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "And with the HIPAA Security Rule only weeks away, our easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy solutions can still help organizations achieve timely compliance for their email."
About St. Peter's Health Care Services
Founded by the Religious Sisters of Mercy in 1869 as St. Peter's Hospital, St. Peter's Health Care Services today provides New York's Capital Region with a comprehensive, integrated continuum of care. For more information, visit www.stpetershealthcare.org.
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 eSecure services enable policy-driven email encryption, content filtering and send-to-anyone capability while its eHealth services improve patient care, reduce costs, and improve efficiency through e-prescribing and e-lab solutions. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.
CONTACT: Zix Corporation, Dallas
Christa Osswald, 214-370-2175
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357
SOURCE: Zix Corporation