ZixIt and Control Systems Inc. Announce Partnership; Control Systems' Cost Recovery Product Suite to Provide SecureDelivery to Law Firms

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2000--ZixIt Corporation (Nasdaq:ZIXI), premier provider of products and services that bring privacy and security to Internet communications, today announced a value-added reseller (VAR) partnership with Control Systems Inc., a Boca Raton-based provider of cost recovery products that will provide ZixIt's SecureDelivery(TM) and ZixMail(TM) messaging services to law firms and other professional organizations as part of Control Systems' product suite.

The product, which will be branded as "ZixTrak(TM) for ZixMail," will enable law firms to track and "charge back" for secure messaging costs, just as they bill for copy, fax, network printing, and long distance services.

The SecureDelivery messaging service enables users to send encrypted email communications to any email address in the world. It will be marketed as part of Control Systems' fully integrated system, which accurately tracks, costs, sorts, and exports expense data directly to a firm's existing time-and-billing system for completely automated cost recovery and expense management. Control Systems provides cost recovery solutions to six of the 10 largest law firms in the United States.

Ian Carmichael, President of Control Systems, said, "ZixIt's SecureDelivery and ZixMail secure messaging services enable us to round out our product offerings to include tracking and billing services for what is destined to become the preferred method for law firms to deliver confidential documents and information. ZixTrak for ZixMail will increase our competitive edge by expanding our product offering to provide a unique service that is truly more convenient, more secure, and less expensive than current delivery methods."

"This partnership allows us to leverage Control Systems' nationwide sales force and to further expand our reach into the legal market. We view lawyers as key users of secure messaging services due to the highly confidential nature of their communications," said Jeff Papows, chairman of ZixIt Corporation.

Control Systems is a privately held corporation based in Boca Raton, Florida that markets a complete line of cost recovery products designed to track, report, and charge back expenses associated with office equipment and administrative services. Control Systems has offices throughout North America. For further information, visit www.copitrak.com or call 1-800-755-9901.

ZixIt Corporation provides products and services that enhance security, privacy, and convenience for users of the Internet. Principal services include: SecureDelivery.com(TM) -- an Internet secure-messaging portal, and ZixMail(TM) -- a secure document delivery, private email, and message tracking service that enables users worldwide to easily send and receive encrypted and digitally signed communications using their existing email systems and addresses. For further information, visit www.zixit.com or contact investor relations at 214/515-7357.


CONTACT: ZixIt Corporation, Dallas
Beverly V. Fuortes, 214/515-7357
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