Webroot Announces Policy-Based Email Encryption Service to Protect Personal Information and Confidential Data



    New Partnership with Email Encryption Leader ZixCorp will integrate
award-winning technology into next release of Webroot(R) Email Security SaaS
    

    
    BOULDER, Colo., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, a leading Internet
security provider for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today
announced a strategic partnership with Zix Corporation , (ZixCorp(R)),
(Nasdaq:   ZIXI) a leading provider of email encryption services. Webroot will
embed the ZixCorp email encryption service into its next release of Webroot(R)
Email Security SaaS to help organizations better protect employee and company
data to meet compliance and data security requirements.
    

    
    "Recent laws and compliance regulations demand that businesses encrypt
email communications that contain certain confidential and personal
information. By adding email encryption technology to Webroot Email Security
SaaS, our customers will benefit from more powerful and robust encryption
services that improve data security and make compliance requirements easier to
manage," said Don Beck, Webroot General Manager of SaaS. "ZixCorp's email
encryption services are recognized for ensuring seamless and secure
communications.  We're excited to move to the next phase of this partnership."
    

    
    When integrated with the existing rules engine and pre-defined compliance
dictionaries of Webroot Email Security SaaS, the Webroot Email Encryption
Service expands data loss prevention capabilities and improves the secure
handling of confidential company data. Customizable encryption policies will
allow automatic email encryption based on existing administration rules. Users
can also encrypt communications on an as-needed basis. Messages are sent
securely even if the recipient does not have encryption capabilities,
eliminating the need for users to manage encryption keys.
    

    
    "We're thrilled that Webroot has selected us as its email encryption
partner," said Nigel Johnson, Vice-President of Business Development and
Product Management, ZixCorp. "Webroot has proven experience as a security
provider.  We're looking forward to a long and successful partnership as each
of our companies continues on a course of rapid growth."
    

    
    Webroot plans to launch the new technology with the next global release
of Webroot Email Security SaaS, slated for summer of 2009.
    

    About Webroot
    
    Webroot provides industry-leading Internet security solutions to
consumers, enterprises and SMBs worldwide. Learn more at  www.webroot.com or
call 800.772.9383. Visit our Threat Blog at http://blog.webroot.com/.
    

    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 16
million members and includes over 800 financial institutions, the FFIEC
federal banking regulators, over 1000 hospitals and over 30 Blue Cross Blue
Shield organizations and 20 state banking regulators.  For more information
visit www.zixcorp.com.
    

    
    (C) 2009 Webroot Software, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Webroot is a
trademark or registered trademark of Webroot Software, Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries.  All other trademarks are property of their
respective owners.
    




    




For further information:

For further information: Kerri Shea-Beers of Webroot, +1-303-746-5346,
kbeers@webroot.com Web Site: http://www.webroot.com                
http://www.zixcorp.com

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