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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2006--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), the leader in hosted services for email encryption and e-prescribing, today announced it has been endorsed as the exclusive authorized email encryption vendor of VHHA Services, Inc., the shared services affiliate of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association.
The relationship will enable VHHA members to purchase ZixCorp email encryption services through VHHA Services. The selection follows other hospital and payor cooperatives that have chosen ZixCorp as a preferred vendor, including VHA Georgia, the Georgia Hospital Association, The New Jersey Hospital Association, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, All Health, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The VHHA has 51 member health systems and hospitals, representing 99 community, psychiatric and specialty hospitals throughout Virginia.
"ZixCorp services will help us build a secure network of healthcare providers across Virginia that routinely protects all sensitive medical, personal and financial information," said Tom Northrop, vice president and chief operating officer for VHHA Services. "Secure messaging is a vital area for our hospitals. ZixCorp delivers quality, cost-efficiency, and outstanding performance in secure messaging across all portions of a hospital or health system, including doctor's offices. ZixCorp will protect our member health care organizations from the risk of having protected health information (PHI) being leaked via email, and ZixCorp can help stop those data leaks quickly and easily."
VHHA Services identifies, evaluates, and markets the services and products of a number of strategic business partners who deliver superior services to VHHA member hospitals. It seeks to inform members of available resources and to ensure that VHHA hospitals receive the highest performance possible from each business partner's resources.
"We're continuing to solidify new alliances and partnerships and the addition of VHHA is the type of quality relationship we're creating to build on our network of 4,200 customers with over four million protected email addresses," said Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "We're excited to be selected and look forward to increasing our presence in this strategic geography."
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is an alliance of hospitals and health delivery systems that develops and advocates health care policy for the Commonwealth. Its vision is to achieve excellence in both health care and health. For more information, visit www.vhha.com.
About Zix Corporation
Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)) provides easy-to-use-and-deploy email encryption and e-prescribing services that protect, manage, and deliver sensitive information to the healthcare, finance, insurance, and government industries. ZixCorp's email encryption services enable policy-driven email security, content filtering, and send-to-anyone capability. Its e-prescribing service provides point-of-care access and transmission of patient and payor data that improves patient care, reduces costs, and improves efficiency. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.
CONTACT: Zix Corporation, Dallas
Farrah Corley, 214-370-2175
Peter Wilensky, 214-515-7357
SOURCE: Zix Corporation