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SEMCO ENERGY Selects ZixCorp for Email Encryption
SEMCO ENERGY's customers and business affiliates protected with ZixCorp email encryption

DALLAS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp®), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, today announced the Company has signed a three-year email encryption service contract with SEMCO ENERGY. ZixCorp will encrypt email communications to all of SEMCO ENERGY's customers and business affiliates. SEMCO ENERGY's management team determined the most efficient and cost-effective way to protect the communications with their valued customers and business partners was to implement ZixCorp's policy-based email encryption.

"The ZixCorp service came highly recommended and is the only seamless email encryption service currently available," said Scott Graham, Project Lead for SEMCO ENERGY. "We were certain this was the answer for our email encryption needs. The ZixDirectory(TM) allows our business partners and customers to send secure emails to anyone, anywhere, in a manner that's simple and easy to use."

ZixCorp Diamond Partner, Discovery Business Systems, Inc., recommended ZixCorp email security services to SEMCO ENERGY. "We know firsthand of ZixCorp's success with email encryption and we felt that SEMCO ENERGY could benefit greatly from their services," said Mark Duchene, principal for Discovery Business Systems.

"Securing personal data is a key priority for any organization dealing with confidential information. ZixCorp's email encryption services provide an easy and cost-effective way to ensure customer privacy and regulatory compliance," said Rick Spurr, Chief Executive Officer for ZixCorp. "Our Software as a Service (SaaS) solution allows customers to rapidly achieve compliance with minimal impact to their IT operations."

About SEMCO ENERGY

SEMCO ENERGY, Inc., a privately held company, distributes natural gas to approximately 409,000 customers combined in Michigan and in Alaska. SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY (a division of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.) distributes natural gas to 282,500 customers in 24 counties in Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. ENSTAR Natural Gas Company distributes natural gas to approximately 126,000 customers in the Anchorage, Alaska area.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation (ZixCorp®) is the leading provider of hosted email encryption and payor sponsored e-prescribing services. ZixCorp's email encryption services provide an easy and cost-effective way to ensure customer privacy and regulatory compliance for corporate email. ZixCorp offers the simplicity of Software as a Service with the convenience of customizable encryption policies. ZixCorp operates the largest email encryption directory in the world enabling seamless and secure communication among communities of interest. ZixCorp's directory connects over 18 million members and includes over 20 state banking regulators, over 1,100 financial institutions, over 1,000 hospitals and over 30 Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations. ZixCorp's PocketScript® e-prescribing service reduces costs and improves patient care by automating the prescription process between payers, doctors, and pharmacies. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.

SOURCE Zix Corporation

Public Relations, Geoff Bibby, +1-214-370-2241, publicrelations@zixcorp.com, or Investor Relations, Peter Wilensky, +1-214-515-7357, invest@zixcorp.com, both of Zix Corporation



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