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State Government of Ohio Expands Secure Email with Zix Corporation

<p> <i><b>More than 11,000 users supported in 53 state departments, boards and commissions</b></i> </p>

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

State Government of Ohio Expands Secure Email with Zix Corporation07:35 EST Wednesday, December 08, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio & DALLAS (Business Wire) -- Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (NASDAQ: ZIXI), the leader in email encryption services, will offer secure email to an additional 10,000 state government employees in a new contract with Ohio. The addition expands Ohio's contract for ZixCorp® Email Encryption Services to more than 11,000 users across 53 departments, boards and commissions. ZixCorp began providing secure email to Ohio state organizations in 2006. The successful implementation and ease of use of ZixCorp Email Encryption Services allowed the Ohio Office of Information Technology (OIT) to feel comfortable with extending services to additional users. OIT added users across multiple organizations, including the most recent addition of 10,000 users. “Our growing relationship with the state of Ohio is a testament to our enhanced email encryption services and the value it brings state organizations,” said Rick Spurr, ZixCorp's Chief Executive Officer. “Efficient and secure communication with residents, businesses and other state organizations is essential to day-to-day operations, and we are pleased that the state of Ohio trusts ZixCorp Email Encryption Services to deliver its secure email.” ZixCorp Email Encryption Services are also used by 22 other state governments and agencies. Similar to the state of Ohio, ZixCorp looks to build on these relationships and expand usage to more departments and users within these states. “We have developed a reputation as a reliable resource for state government organizations, which is evident in our increasing presence in state governments and agencies. We look forward to expanding these relationships and developing new ones,” said Spurr. “Our patient and deliberate investment in the public sector is beginning to deliver meaningful results as usage grows.” About Zix Corporation Zix Corporation (ZixCorp) provides the only email encryption services designed with your most important relationships in mind. The most influential companies and government organizations use the proven ZixCorp® Email Encryption Services, including WellPoint, Humana, the SEC and more than 1,200 hospitals and 1,400 financial institutions. ZixCorp Email Encryption Services are 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. Statements in this release that are not purely historical facts or that necessarily depend upon future events, including statements about increasing relationships with or expanding usage by governmental entities, or other statements about anticipations, beliefs, expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies for the future, may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to ZixCorp on the date this release was issued. ZixCorp undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Any forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements, including risks or uncertainties related to how privacy law mandates may affect the use of email encryption and ZixCorp's ability to establish and maintain strategic and distribution relationships to gain customers and grow revenues in its Email Encryption business. ZixCorp may not succeed in addressing these and other risks. Further information regarding factors that could affect ZixCorp financial and other results can be found in the risk factors section of ZixCorp's most recent filing on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Zix CorporationPublic Relations:Taylor Stansbury, 214-370-2134tstansbury@zixcorp.comorInvestor Relations:Charles Messman, 323-468-2300zixi@mkr-group.com