ZixIt and IT FACTORY Join Forces to Bring Enhanced Email Security To Users of Lotus Notes; ZixIt Plug-In for Lotus Notes Targeted for First Quarter 2001
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2001--ZixIt Corporation
(Nasdaq:ZIXI), premier provider of products and services that bring
privacy and security to Internet communications, and IT FACTORY Inc.,
the leading supplier of collaborative e-business solutions, today
announced a strategic partnership to bring ZixIt's award-winning email
security products, ZixMail(TM) and SecureDelivery(TM), to the Lotus
IT FACTORY, Lotus' largest and fastest-growing business partner,
will integrate the ZixIt plug-ins for Lotus Notes, enabling the more
than 60 million Notes users worldwide to protect email messages sent
through the Internet. IT FACTORY also will market and deliver the
ZixIt plug-ins for Notes through its global field sales organization
and through its network of more than 300 business partners.
Ensuring the privacy of messages sent via the Internet to outside
partners and suppliers is critical to further enhancing products like
Notes and positioning them as strategic tools for enabling B2B
e-commerce. ZixIt is developing Notes plug-ins for both its
SecureDelivery and ZixMail services. Seamlessly integrated into Lotus
Notes, these plug-ins can be easily deployed throughout an
organization. For corporate users, the cost of ZixIt's secure
messaging services is just $2 per month per email address.
"Our partnership with IT FACTORY is ideal for integrating ZixIt's
technology into the Notes platform, and most importantly, it allows us
to take advantage of the significant IT FACTORY marketing and sales
channels," said Jeff Papows, chairman of the board of ZixIt
Corporation and former chief executive officer of Lotus Development
Corp. "With IT FACTORY's significant penetration among the worldwide
Notes community, we expect rapid ramp-up and adoption of ZixIt's
award-winning technology within the Notes user base."
Recent alliances with Yahoo!, Entrust Technologies, Hummingbird
Ltd., and Control Systems Inc. reflect the growing reputation of ZixIt
as a premier provider of solutions for secure electronic messaging.
ZixIt received prominent industry recognition with the prestigious
"Editors' Choice" award in the January 16, 2001, issue of PC Magazine.
"This type of alliance is strategically important to enhancing
email programs such as Lotus Notes because it establishes an
infrastructure capable of supporting B2B e-commerce," said Lars
Johansen, president and chief executive officer of Cambridge-based IT
FACTORY. "While the Notes platform utilizes strong security technology
inside an organization, until now there has been no easy way to ensure
the security of messages sent via the Internet. With the ZixIt
plug-ins, companies can take advantage of the industry-leading
collaborative functionality of the Notes platform while deploying
their highly secure B2B infrastructures."
Bob Stack, Vice President of Information Systems for Natural
Microsystems, an IT FACTORY customer, said, "We are very enthusiastic
about being able to bring ZixIt technology to all of our Notes users.
We have a very complex business supply chain, and we regularly
exchange sensitive data with our partners. Secure messaging with our
outside partners is an extremely valuable proposition for us."
The release of ZixIt's SecureDelivery and ZixMail plug-ins for
Lotus Notes is targeted for late first quarter or early second quarter
About IT FACTORY
IT FACTORY Inc. is the leading global supplier of collaborative
e-business solutions, supported by an award-winning development
architecture and comprehensive set of software development tools.
Four-time Lotus Beacon Award winner (and six-time finalist), IT
FACTORY has a rapidly expanding installed base of more than 500,000
ITF product licenses worldwide. IT FACTORY distributes its technology
through its 100-person professional services group and more than 300
highly qualified business partners, as well as through its on-line
storefront, the Shop@IT FACTORY. The company's product line consists
of the ITF Software Development Kit(TM), an advanced development
architecture for Lotus Notes, the ITF Business Suite(TM), the ITF Plus
Suite, and a set of related support and training services. With its
more than 250 employees worldwide, IT FACTORY is the world's largest
ISV in the collaborative technology industry. IT FACTORY is backed by
international venture capital, allowing continued aggressive growth.
The Company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with
regional offices in Washington, D.C.; New York City; Raleigh, N.C.;
Atlanta, Ga.; and Nashville, Tenn., and has international offices in
Denmark, England, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and
Australia. Find out more at www.itfactory.com.
IT FACTORY, the ITF logo and the ITF wheel are registered
trademarks of IT FACTORY A/S. ITF Software Development Kit, ITF
Architecture, and ITF Business Suite are trademarks of IT FACTORY A/S.
Lotus and Lotus Notes are registered trademarks and Notes and Domino
are trademarks of Lotus Development Corp. All other trademarks are
property of their respective owners. Product names mentioned herein
may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective
About ZixIt Corporation
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
and private email service that enables users worldwide to easily send
and receive encrypted and digitally signed communications using their
existing email systems and addresses. Find out more at www.zixit.com.
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