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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2005--Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(R)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of secure e-messaging, e-prescribing, and e-transaction applications and services, today announced that Wilber National Bank has signed a three-year contract for ZixCorp services.
Wilber purchased ZixVPM(R) (Virtual Private Messenger), a system-wide email encryption service that includes a built-in personal financial lexicon that automatically encrypts emails containing information defined by the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) as personally identifiable financial data. This information includes financial identifiers (Social Security and account numbers), financial terms (e.g., balance transfer, refinance, etc.), and credit card numbers.
"With a continually increasing demand by customers and partners for information exchange via email, we have to be able to utilize that communication vehicle securely. Customer and bank information has to be protected!" said Steve Milavec, senior vice president of information technology for Wilber National Bank. "We had to give all email users the ability to send secure email so we needed a system that provided that capability and also monitors and tests emails to make sure no sensitive information is sent in the clear. We were impressed with the amount of testing and validation conducted on the financial lexicon to ensure its accuracy and I also value the logging and reporting capabilities."
Wilber purchased ZixVPM through the New York Bankers Service Corporation (NYBSCO) and its endorsed vendor program. This special alliance enables NYBSCO members to participate in a group purchasing program for special pricing on ZixCorp services including ZixVPM, ZixPort(R), and ZixMail(R) encryption solutions.
"The use of email for communication with both partners and customers increases significantly each year. More and more financial institutions realize the importance of securing this electronic data and come to ZixCorp for help," said Rick Spurr, acting chief executive officer, president, and chief operating officer for ZixCorp. "ZixCorp enables proactive banks like Wilber National to prevent misuse of nonpublic information and the threat of data leaks."
About Wilber National Bank
Wilber National Bank was chartered in 1874 and now comprises 20 branches located in Otsego, Delaware, Schoharie, Ulster, Chenagano, and Broome counties and a loan production office located in Kinston, N.Y. For more information, visit www.wilberbank.com.
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.
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SOURCE: Zix Corporation