ZixIt Selected by Yahoo! to Offer ZixMail to Corporate Yahoo! Enterprise Information Portal Solution Customers
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2001--
New Alliance with Corporate Yahoo! to Promote Secure Email
ZixIt Corporation (Nasdaq: ZIXI) announced today that it has
reached an agreement with Yahoo!, Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), a leading
global Internet communications, commerce, and media company, to offer
the ZixMail(TM) secure email service with the Corporate Yahoo!(TM)
(http://corporate.yahoo.com) portal offering. As part of the
agreement, ZixMail will be promoted in connection with sales and
presentations of the Corporate Yahoo! enterprise information portal
solution. This agreement deepens ZixIt's reach into the corporate
market with its ZixMail services.
"This alliance with ZixIt allows Corporate Yahoo! to extend a
valuable secure email offering to our prospective and existing Global
2000 customers," said Jim Lewandowski, vice president of Yahoo!
Business and Enterprise Services. "Companies realize their employees
send sensitive corporate information via the Internet, and in order to
protect their information assets, increased security is warranted. In
addition, ZixMail's certified receipts provide proof of delivery when
a message is opened. Both are meaningful selling points with the
As a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook(R) and Lotus Notes(R), ZixMail
seamlessly integrates into business email solutions. ZixMail improves
Internet communications security beyond existing firewalls, serving as
a natural extension to a company's corporate security policy. ZixMail
uses the most powerful encryption technology available to prevent
unintended recipients from opening a message, and Corporate Yahoo!
customers who purchase the ZixMail feature can send secure, encrypted
messages to any email address worldwide, including non-ZixMail users.
"Like our partnerships with Fujitsu Limited/AlphaOmega Soft Co.,
Ltd. in Japan, and IT Factory Inc. and PC Guardian in the United
States, the Yahoo! relationship is designed to increase our market
exposure and add to our sales pipeline -- and ultimately to our bottom
line," said Steve Gersten, senior vice president of sales and
marketing for ZixIt. "We currently are working with Yahoo! in several
areas to offer ZixIt's products and increase sales with both their
existing and potential corporate customers, increasing the value of
this partnership initially created in August 2000."
Corporate Yahoo! is a customized enterprise information portal
solution based on the widely used My Yahoo!(http://my.yahoo.com/)
interface. Enterprise customers licensing Corporate Yahoo! can easily
integrate proprietary corporate content and applications with access
to Yahoo!'s personalized Internet content and services behind existing
firewalls. Corporate Yahoo! is a global solution that leverages
Yahoo!'s position as the No. 1 most visited property at work,
according to Nielsen//NetRatings' latest rankings, as well as an
existing platform across 24 world properties and 12 languages.
About ZixIt Corporation
ZixIt Corporation provides products and services that enhance
security, privacy, and convenience for users of the Internet. The
company's ZixMail product, featured as PC Magazine 2001 Editors'
Choice for email security, is a secure email application and service
that enables Internet users worldwide to easily send encrypted and
digitally-signed communications using their existing email addresses
and systems. ZixIt's state-of-the-art secure data center ensures
seamless, secure delivery of electronic messages. The center has the
capacity, scalability, and infrastructure to easily support every
email address in the world. For more information or to easily send
encrypted and certifiable email, visit www.zixit.com.
The Zix mark, including ZixIt, ZixMail, and ZixMail.net are
trademarks of ZixIt Corporation. Yahoo!, Corporate Yahoo!, My Yahoo!
and the Yahoo! logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of
Yahoo!, Inc. All other names referenced herein are the trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.
||Lindsay Leslie, 214/665-1341
||MS&L, New York
||Cindy Lawrence, 212/213-7484
||ZixIt Investor Contact:
||Beverly V. Fuortes, 214/515-7357