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Zix Corporation Signs Contract with U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for Secure e-Messaging

Financial institutions are showing increasing interest in secure e-messaging to comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

DALLAS, Sep 18, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(TM)), (Nasdaq:ZIXI), a global provider of protection, management, and delivery solutions for electronic communications, today announced a contract with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, for secure e-messaging to ensure a safe method of communication for confidential information with all major financial institutions in the country. The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks to ensure a safe and competitive banking system that supports the citizens, communities, and economy of the United States.

OCC selected ZixVPM(R) (Zix Virtual Private Messenger) for 250 users, a gateway solution providing policy-driven secure email, to ensure complete interoperability with other financial institutions whether or not they currently use ZixCorp services. By protecting confidential information being sent via email, companies are working to comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), which includes provisions to protect consumers' personal financial information held by financial institutions. OCC also purchased ZixPort(TM), an integrated secure e-messaging portal that mirrors the look and feel of the organization's existing Web portal.

"We are proud to have one of the most highly respected organizations in the world choose us to secure its email communication," says John A. Ryan, chairman, president, and CEO of ZixCorp. "Organizations like the OCC that have to deal with thousands of different institutions around the world can look to our solutions to provide instant interoperability and send-to-anyone technology. We are glad to see a growing trend towards securing confidential information being sent over the Internet within government agencies and financial institutions. With the acceleration of hacker activity and the high risk of misrouting messages, the importance of securing this data can't be overstressed. Financial institutions come to ZixCorp because we have proven ourselves over and over to be a trusted partner in email protection services."

The OCC joins a number of prominent financial institutions that are already using ZixCorp services, including: American Savings Bank, Baker Boyer Bank, Bank von Ernst, Cape Cod Bank and Trust, Farm Credit Financial Partners, Hawthorne Savings Federal Savings Bank, Marshall & Ilsley Corp., Provident Bank, Red Capital Group, Savings Bank of Manchester, United Security Bank, and Wilber National Bank.

About Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

The OCC charters, regulates and examines approximately 2,100 national banks and 52 federal branches and agencies of foreign banks in the United States, accounting for 55 percent of the nation's banking assets. Its mission is to ensure a safe, sound and competitive national banking system that supports the citizens, communities and economy of the United States.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp(TM)) provides solutions worldwide that protect, manage, and deliver sensitive electronic information. By offering a comprehensive set of services and products, ZixCorp protects organizations from viruses and spam and provides the management tools needed for Web access control and policy-driven email encryption. ZixCorp provides care delivery solutions for e-prescribing and e-consulting which enable physicians to leverage technology for better patient care. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Zix Corporation

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