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ZixIt Corporation Launches ZixMail(TM) - the New Internet Standard for Secure Document Delivery and Private Email Communications

DALLAS, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ZixIt Corporation (Nasdaq: ZIXI) announced today that it has launched its new flagship product - ZixMail(TM).

ZixMail(TM) is a secure document delivery, private email, and message tracking service that enables Internet users worldwide to easily send and receive encrypted and digitally signed communications using their existing email systems and addresses.

ZixMail(TM) is compatible with virtually every type of email system -- Web-based, proprietary, or otherwise. This includes AOL(R), MSN Hotmail(R), Yahoo!(R) Mail, Netscape WebMail(TM), Microsoft Outlook(R), IBM Lotus Notes(R), Netscape Communicator(R), Qualcomm Eudora(R), Novell GroupWise(R), or any MIME-compliant email product.

ZixMail's(TM) world-class secure data center can store and distribute encryption codes for every email address in the world (nearly 600 million currently), and ZixMail's high-capacity mail relays can process approximately 4,000,000 email messages per hour.

David P. Cook, chairman and chief executive officer of ZixIt Corporation, commented, "The ZixMail(TM) product launch today marks an important milestone for ZixIt Corporation. We have invested approximately $50 million in the development of technology and infrastructure for ZixMail(TM) and related systems and are very excited that users all over the world will have access to this new and important service. Like RealAudio(R) or Adobe Acrobat(R), we believe ZixMail(TM) will be a category-killer and, ultimately, become part of the fabric of the Internet. There will be further announcements early next week regarding both ZixIt Corporation and ZixMail(TM)."

The product launch marks the beginning of an aggressive marketing, advertising, and public relations campaign aimed at B2B (business-to-business), B2C (business-to-consumers) and P2P (people-to-people) markets. This integrated campaign, which kicks off next week, will target vertical markets, such as legal, financial, and medical, as well as general consumer markets.

Beginning today and running through early next week, a series of full-page ads will run in national publications, building brand awareness for both ZixIt and ZixMail(TM).

Doug Kramp, chief executive officer of ZixMail.com, Inc., added, "As part of the ZixMail(TM) launch, we will aggressively promote ZixMail's(TM) secure document delivery and private email messaging services against overnight-delivery companies, such as FedEx, and against digital certificate providers, such as VeriSign(TM). ZixMail(TM) is so easy to use that our customers will be able to obtain absolute privacy and security without being computer experts. We look forward to serving our new customers, who can download ZixMail(TM) today from our Web site at www.zixmail.com ."

Quotes from ZixMail(TM) Customers Stewart Baker, a partner of Steptoe & Johnson, said, "We've used ZixMail(TM) and found it a great way to set up quick, secure email connections without creating a whole new infrastructure. I expect it to be a big success with lawyers and other parts of the security market as well." 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.

Richard E. Wiley, senior partner of Wiley, Rein & Fielding and former general counsel, commissioner, and chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said, "The practice of law and our daily lives are increasingly linked to the Internet. As such, the need for secure communications via the net will grow exponentially. ZixMail's(TM) ease of use, export approval, certified mail feature, irrefutable time and date stamp, 1024-bit encryption, and real-time digital certificates make it a welcome solution for email communications."

ZixIt Corporation is the provider of 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. ZixIt is also developing ZixCharge -- a shopping portal and Internet payment authorization system, and other products designed to enhance security, privacy, and convenience on the Internet. For further information, visit www.zixit.com or contact investor relations at 972-702-7057.

ZixMail(TM) Fact Sheet

Download ZixMail(TM) at: www.zixmail.com

ZixMail(TM) is:

  • A secure document delivery, private email, and message tracking service that enables Internet users worldwide to easily send and receive encrypted and digitally signed communications using their existing email systems and addresses.

  • Compatible with virtually every type of email system -- Web-based, proprietary, or otherwise. This includes AOL(R), MSN Hotmail(R), Yahoo!(R) Mail, Netscape WebMail(TM), Microsoft Outlook(R), IBM Lotus Notes(R), Netscape Communicator(R), Qualcomm Eudora(R), Novell GroupWise(R), or any MIME-compliant email product.

  • Supported by the ZixMail(TM) world-class secure data center, which can store and distribute encryption codes for every email address in the world (nearly 600 million currently), and the ZixMail(TM) high- capacity mail relays, which can process approximately 4,000,000 email messages per hour.

ZixMail(TM) Features:

  • Simple to install and use -- friendly interface

  • No changes to your existing email system

  • Arrives in your existing email inbox

  • Only intended recipients can read ZixMail(TM)

  • Protects messages from tampering

  • Triple-DES/1024-bit public key encryption

  • Centralized real-time public key management and distribution

  • Real-time key creation, revocation, and change capabilities

  • Email public and private keys do not automatically expire

  • Four "server signatures" on root certificates (high security)

  • Adds a certified and digitally signed time stamp to each message

  • Atomic clock used for independent and indisputable date and time

  • Certified time stamps irrefutably linked to only one message

  • Automatic compression of entire message (including attachments)

  • Real-time validation of sender's "signing" key (private key)

  • Automatic validation and exchange of recipient's public key

  • Displays "digital signature" of sender

  • Instantaneous ad hoc "signature" verification and validation

  • Certified delivery receipts -- digitally signed by the recipient/ externally time-stamped

  • Message tracking (sent or received -- est. Q3/2000), including send time, delivery time, message subject, message size, open time, etc.

SOURCE ZixIt Corporation

CONTACT: Investors, Beverly V. Fuortes of ZixIt Corporation, 972-702-7057, or invest@zixit.com; or Trade Press, John Crowe of PSI, 512-432-1992, or jcrowe@pstrategies.com, for ZixIt Corporation/