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Zix Corporation Selected by Town North Bank for Secure E-Messaging; Texas Independent Financial Institution Signs Contract for ZixVPM(R) Encryption Services

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2005--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging and e-prescribing solutions and services, today announced that Town North Bank, an independent full-service financial institution based in Dallas, has signed a contract for ZixVPM (Virtual Private Messenger) e-mail protection services.

"In addition to our own data, we process work for about 400 other financial institutions. ZixVPM will not only protect our information, but will secure their information as well," said Gary Farrar, executive vice president and CIO for Town North Bank. "We were impressed with ZixCorp's customer list and its total turnkey solution. We don't have to do much at all on our end to ensure e-mail security."

ZixVPM is an enterprise-wide e-mail encryption solution that will protect the communications of up to 499 Town North Bank users. It also includes a built-in personal financial lexicon that automatically detects e-mail containing information mandated by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) as personally identifiable financial information, including Social Security numbers, account numbers, credit card numbers, and financial terms.

"We're building excellent momentum in securing communications for the financial community," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "With major security breaches making headlines and the mandates of GLBA affecting business policy, data security is of primary importance."

About Town North Bank

Town North Bank, N.A., founded in 1972, is one of the largest and most respected community banks in Dallas, with assets approaching $700 million. TNB Card Services, a division of Town North Bank, provides credit and debit card services to over 400 financial institutions nationwide.

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 e-mail 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

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

SOURCE: Zix Corporation