ZixIt Expands Family of Secure Messaging Solutions With ZixBlast and ZixVPM
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 11, 2001--
New Products Add Tracking Capabilities for High Volume
Secure Messaging and Introduce Server-Based Encrypted
Messaging Without Desktop Keys
ZixIt Corp. (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a leading provider of products and
services that bring privacy, security, and convenience to Internet
communications, today introduced two new products - ZixBlast(TM) and
ZixVPM(TM) (Zix Virtual Private Mail(TM)) - that broaden its family of
innovative, flexible, and secure email products for corporate users.
ZixBlast will allow enterprises to track messages and receive
cumulative reports detailing receipt confirmations for customized,
encrypted, time and date stamped emails sent via ZixMail(TM) to large
volumes of recipients. With ZixBlast, for example, financial service
providers will be able to send large quantities of individually
tailored notifications and statements to their customers securely via
email, generate logs of messages sent, and receive periodic reports of
messages opened by recipients.
ZixVPM is a server-based, highly secure solution for email sent
over the Internet that allows IT administrators to ensure that all
email sent beyond a company's firewall by specified individuals or
departments is encrypted. Transparent to end users, ZixVPM does not
require encryption keys on desktop systems and is a less-expensive,
more-flexible alternative to complex Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
or other server-side encryption solutions on the market. Healthcare
providers will be able to distribute insurance and medical records
over the Internet securely and rapidly with ZixVPM, helping them to
comply with guidelines of The Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
"With ZixBlast, ZixIt is meeting the requirements of customers who
need to send large volumes of customized, sensitive information by a
safe and confidential means and with a full audit trail of each
communication," said David Cook, ZixIt president and CEO. "ZixVPM
gives CIOs and IT administrators the authority they need to
automatically enforce Internet security rules and policies for
employees who send extremely sensitive and valuable data over the
Mr. Cook added, "The interoperability between these new products,
our current ZixMail and ZixMail.net(TM) products, and virtually any
email system available provides the Internet security marketplace with
an unparalleled level of adaptability that has not been available
until now. This simplified approach can also significantly improve our
customers' cost models for enhancing secure communications throughout
and beyond the corporate structure."
ZixBlast, which is now in beta testing, is scheduled to be
generally available within approximately 45 days. ZixVPM is scheduled
to be generally available by the end of the year. Pricing for ZixBlast
will be based on volume of transactions committed. Detailed pricing
information for both new products will be available at a later date.
ZixBlast and ZixVPM complement ZixIt's flagship product, ZixMail,
a secure desktop-to-desktop email encryption solution. Introduction of
these new products expands ZixIt's capabilities and enables the
company to deploy bundled solutions. ZixIt products improve Internet
communication security beyond the firewall, serving as natural
extensions to customers' corporate security policies.
ZixIt Corp. provides innovative, affordable, easy-to-use products
and services that enhance security, privacy, and convenience for
Internet users. ZixIt's state-of-the-art secure data center has the
capacity, scalability, and infrastructure to easily support encryption
keys for every email address in the world. ZixIt's enterprise-class
secure messaging solutions ensure seamless, secure delivery of
electronic messages to anyone, anywhere. Additional information about
ZixIt can be found at www.zixit.com.
Note to technology editors: Additional product details are
available by contacting appropriate ZixIt representatives at the above
phone numbers and email addresses.
ZixBlast(TM) - Secure Electronic Messaging and
Tracking Solution for High-Volume Emailers
Potential ZixBlast(TM) users include corporations that want an
enterprise solution for secure and customized email messaging on a
large-scale basis. Functionalities and features of ZixBlast include:
Auditing and reporting functions. Detailed transaction logs of
messages sent can be generated. Cumulative reports providing
time-stamped "message opened" information for each recipient's
email address will be provided daily.
Integration. ZixBlast integrates with existing corporate email
systems to provide cost-effective bulk email encryption with a
Multiple applications. ZixBlast can be used to send
individualized or bulk material, such as notifications,
newsletters, financial statements, benefits information, trade
confirmations, and direct marketing emails.
Requirements. ZixBlast operates in both Solaris(R) and
Windows(R) environments. Minimum hardware and connectivity
requirements: Pentium III, 128 MB RAM, and a T-1 connection to
Pricing. ZixBlast is a low-cost solution with declining
per-message costs based on volume commitments. Detailed
information will be available at a later date.
ZixVPM(TM) - Enterprise-Wide Email Solution
Potential ZixVPM(TM) users include corporations that have a
universal and continual need to ensure that email communications sent
to parties outside the corporate domain comply with an in-house
security policy. Functionalities and features of ZixVPM include:
Enterprise-ready solution. No desktop software is required.
ZixVPM is easily and rapidly deployed across the enterprise at
the server level.
Unsurpassed flexibility and scalability. Corporate email
encryption policies can be set enterprise-wide or scaled down
to individual email addresses for departments, teams, or
persons to automatically secure appropriate email messages,
with the entire process being transparent to the end user.
Third-party policy tools can also be used with ZixVPM.
Outsourced security. IT staff will not have to manage locally
stored keys, as they do with PKI installations.
Requirements. ZixVPM runs on the Solaris(R) operating system.
When required, ZixIt can provide both the software and the
hardware required for deployment.
Pricing. Detailed information will be available at a later
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