ZixIt Corporation Announces Steptoe & Johnson LLP Adopts ZixMail(TM) For National and International Practice
DALLAS, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ZixIt Corporation (Nasdaq: ZIXI) announced today that Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a leading Washington, D.C.-based law firm, has signed an agreement to use the ZixMail(TM) secure messaging system in its national and international practice. ZixMail is based on ZixIt Corporation's Digital Signature and encryption technology.
Steptoe & Johnson will use ZixMail, which allows any email user to send and receive encrypted and digitally signed email communications worldwide, to exchange confidential documents and to protect its clients' rights to privacy. With an important part of its practice centered on multinational clients, international trade, and other global issues, Steptoe & Johnson will take advantage of the fact that ZixMail has already obtained approval from the U.S. Department of Commerce for use of its high-level encryption internationally.
Stewart Baker, a partner of Steptoe & Johnson, said, "ZixMail is a great product -- secure, flexible, inexpensive and adaptable. It's so fast and easy to use, I enthusiastically recommend ZixMail for any business that communicates via email. I expect ZixMail to be a big success in the legal market and elsewhere." Stewart Baker is the former General Counsel of the National Security Agency, former Acting Chairman and a current member of the President's Export Council Subcommittee on Encryption, and a current member of the Free Trade Area of the Americas Experts Committee on Electronic Commerce.
Doug Kramp, chief executive officer of ZixMail.com, Inc., commented, "Receiving the enthusiastic endorsement of Steptoe & Johnson and Stewart Baker is a watershed event for our Digital Signature and encryption technology. Law firms and their clients are very concerned about breaches of client confidences and trade secrets through email that has been incorrectly delivered, intercepted or lost. ZixMail offers a best-of-class solution that takes the hassle out of sending digitally signed and encrypted email messages."
With more than 290 attorneys, Steptoe & Johnson LLP provides counsel and representation in virtually every area of the law. In more than 50 years of practice, the firm has gained a national and international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration and creative and practical advice in guiding business transactions. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, the world's leading association of independent law firms, comprised of more than 151 members, with 370 offices and 12,500 attorneys in 88 countries.
ZixIt Corporation is the developer and owner of ZixIt(TM) Digital Signature and encryption technology. Products currently under development include: ZixMail(TM), a secure Internet-messaging system; and ZixCharge(TM), an Internet transaction authorization system. For further investor information about ZixIt, visit the company's Web site at www.zixit.com or contact investor relations at 972-702-7057.
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