Webroot Announces Policy-based Email Encryption Service To Protect Personal Inf

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Webroot Announces Policy-Based Email Encryption Service to Protect Personal

Information and Confidential Data


BOULDER, Colo., Apr. 23 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


            New Partnership with Email Encryption Leader ZixCorp will

  integrate award-winning technology into next release of Webroot(R) Email

                                Security SaaS


    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


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

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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



    (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.


SOURCE  Webroot

    CONTACT: Kerri Shea-Beers of Webroot, +1-303-746-5346, kbeers@webroot.com

    (ZIXI)


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