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DALLAS, Jun 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (NASDAQ: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, has reached a new milestone in the healthcare industry by providing email encryption solutions to more than 1,200, or nearly one of every five, hospitals in the United States. ZixCorp(R) Email Encryption Services has been the foundation of encrypted email communications in the healthcare industry for years.
ZixCorp has gained the trust of healthcare's most influential organizations by designing its email encryption services with their customers in mind, resulting in the development of the world's largest email encryption community - ZixDirectorySM - and the industry's only fully transparent email encryption delivery through ZixGatewayTM.
"I love that I can transparently and securely exchange emails with a large number of our business partners," said Ron Isbell, Information Security Administrator for Children's Memorial Hospitalin Chicago, Ill. "The convenience of ZixCorp Email Encryption ensures the protection of our patients' health information without interrupting the daily lives of our employees and business partners."
Conventional email encryption solutions are often focused on the sender, and they can introduce an added burden on receivers, requiring additional user authentication. Designed to alleviate the inconvenient security burden and workflow of email encryption, ZixGateway offers transparent delivery as a result of the ZixDirectory, the largest email encryption directory in the world. The ZixDirectory is a shared community of secure email users that can send and receive secure, confidential, encrypted email that appears and functions like conventional email. Through ZixGateway, users can enjoy the benefit of trusted email exchange with other ZixGateway users without any additional burden.
"Transparent delivery and the ZixDirectory exemplify our thought leadership in email encryption, differentiating ZixCorp from the competition and allowing us to continue to extend our leadership position," said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp's Chief Executive Officer. "The milestone of one in every five hospitals using ZixCorp Email Encryption Services is a testament to the trust the healthcare industry places in us. We look forward to maintaining that trust through continued leadership and product enhancements that meet the changing needs of our customers. As a result of our focus and dedication, we expect to continue to expand our market share in this critical market."
Billian's HealthData estimates that the United States has 6,707 hospitals. Of the total U.S. hospitals, 1,254 hospitals, nearly one of every five, use ZixCorp Email Encryption Services to provide secure email exchange of protected health information (PHI).
About Zix Corporation
Zix Corporation (ZixCorp) provides the only email encryption service designed with your most important relationships in mind. The most influential companies and government organizations use the proven ZixCorp(R) Email Encryption Service, including WellPoint, Humana, the SEC and more than 1,200 hospitals and 1,300 financial institutions. ZixCorp Email Encryption Service is powered by ZixDirectorySM, the largest email encryption community in the world. The tens of millions of ZixDirectory members can feel secure knowing their most important relationships are protected. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.
SOURCE: Zix Corporation
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