GREENSBORO, NC--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) - Managed security services provider Secure Designs, Inc. (SDI - today announced that it has partnered with leading email encryption provider Zix Corporation (ZixCorp ®) (NASDAQ: ZIXI) ( to offer hosted email encryption services to its small and mid-sized business (SMB) customers.

Many business verticals are introducing more stringent secure communications standards, in response both to mandatory IT security regulations and to their internal needs for protection against hacking, malware and other threats. By enhancing their outsourced net perimeter defense plan, secure remote access and email security offerings with email encryption, SDI simply and affordably adds a valuable new module of protection for existing and potential professional services, healthcare, and financial services customers.

"Our offering delivers automatic email encryption that's transparent to the sender and, in most cases, the receiver as well," said Steven Irons, Vice-President of Channel Sales for ZixCorp. "Our email encryption service, combined with SDI's managed services, will ensure that even the smallest organizations are able to comply with regulations without placing an unnecessary cost or administrative burden on them."

"ZixCorp offers the best email encryption in the market today both for large enterprises and for single-person offices," said Larry Cecchini, chief operating officer at Secure Designs. "SDI has worked with them over several years to develop and target an affordable, easily-deployed managed services offering that is a great strategic fit for our SMB customer base. Customers trying to deploy email encryption on their own would incur significant startup costs. Using SDI, they are able to participate for an affordable monthly fee. It's the next logical evolution in the growth of our value added services."

ZixCorp provides policy-based email encryption services to organizations of all sizes. ZixCorp's proven Email Encryption Service is used by the most influential companies and government organizations including the FFIEC federal banking regulators, SEC, US Treasury, Wellpoint, Humana and over 30 Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations. SDI specializes in providing enterprise class managed security services to SMB organizations including education, retail, professional and financial services, and manages thousands of firewalls throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Cecchini added, "ZixCorp represents the gold standard in their field, and we are very pleased to include their products as part of our solution."

ZixCorp will exhibit at the RSA Show, San Francisco, March 1 to March 5, Booth #855.

About Secure Designs, Inc.

Secure Designs believes that smaller companies deserve excellent Internet security without having to pay a premium price. SDI has developed many proprietary technologies to remain the managed security services leader for the SMB segment. The company manages thousands of firewalls in 28 US states and five countries internationally, and continually introduces new technologies to enhance its offerings.

About Zix Corporation

Zix Corporation is the leader in email encryption services. ZixCorp offers the simplicity of Software as a Service with the convenience of customizable encryption policies. ZixCorp provides automated key management "in the cloud" for all its customers, resulting in a scalable, reliable, easy-to-use and simple-to-administer service. ZixDirectory is the largest email encryption directory in the world enabling seamless and secure communication among communities of interest. ZixDirectory connects over 20 million members and includes over 1,200 financial institutions, the FFIEC federal banking regulators, over 1,000 hospitals and over 30 Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations and 20 state banking regulators. For more information, visit

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