Zix Corporation powers SecureWorks encrypted e-mail offering and releases PocketScript 6.01

Dallas 17 October 2005Zix Corporation, a global provider of secure e-messaging and e-prescribing solutions and services, is providing the underlying technology behind the new SecureWorks Encrypted E-mail Service, launched in August. ZixCorp has also made available PocketScript 6.01, the latest version of its e-prescribing service. This latest release includes features that increase functionality, convenience, and flexibility.


The new SecureWorks encryption service incorporates both ZixVPM (Virtual Private Messenger) and ZixPort secure e-mail solutions, then wraps it with SecureWorks' world-class delivery model that includes daily reports and a dedicated staff to administer and monitor all services. The offering has already been purchased by select SecureWorks customers.

"ZixCorp's interoperable, proven, and easy-to-use e-mail encryption technology is a perfect fit to complement our existing services", stated Bill Guerry, vice president, product management for SecureWorks. "We're excited to be able to provide our customer base with such a robust solution. ZixCorp's flexibility and responsiveness enabled us to go to market quickly with a great offering."

SecureWorks serves over 1200 enterprise customers, including banks, utilities, credit unions, and hospitals. IT analyst firm Yankee Group recently named SecureWorks as a "Market Leader" among Pure Managed Security Service Providers (PMSSPs), and described the company as having a carefully planned technology road map and comprehensive security services offerings.

"ZixCorp's solutions are perfect tools for managed security service providers that want to get to market quickly with regulatory compliance, e-mail scanning, and encryption services", stated Rick Spurr, chief executive officer for ZixCorp. "As we continue to expand our channel network, we are delighted that SecureWorks has elected to join our growing family of strategic alliances."

SecureWorks, a managed security service company, protects corporate networks, servers, and e-mail environments. SecureWorks is the only service that prevents network intrusions at the perimeter, firewall and host levels; monitors client networks 24 x 7; provides ongoing vulnerability assessments; and protects e-mail from spam and viruses while automatically encrypting e-mail to protect confidential information.

The company's growth reflects corporate demand for "rock-solid" Internet security with no hassles, no headcount, and no capital outlay. SecureWorks clients do not need to hire security specialists, staff for 24-hour network monitoring, or buy capital-intensive hardware and software.

ZixCorp's PocketScript enables physicians to write prescriptions using a wireless handheld PDA or a secure Web site. Prescriptions are then delivered directly to pharmacies, providing greater legibility and improved communication. The PocketScript service also includes formulary information, a drug reference guide, drug-to-drug and drug-to-allergy interaction checking, and access to dispensed drug history.

PocketScript 6.01 adds multiple features for large practices with physicians who are geographically dispersed. Subpractices will be able to view lists, run reports, and perform maintenance functions for their specific groups instead of the entire practice, which improves usability. In addition, PocketScript 6.01 enables users to add clinical comments for internal use and notes to the pharmacy for clarification.

Lahey Clinic Medical Center, a multi-speciality group practice and non-profit teaching hospital in Burlington, Massachusetts, provided input for subpractice functionality and is the first practice to utilize the functionality.

"Lahey Clinic has over 450 geographically and departmentally dispersed providers. Therefore, it was important for us to implement a system that supports decentralized provider use while simultaneously supporting centralized patient medication lists and reporting", stated Deb Campaniello, project manager for Lahey Clinic Medical Center. "Lahey is committed to innovation through partnership. By working directly with Lahey, ZixCorp was able to develop a system that would improve our efficiency and patient care."

Nigel Johnson, vice president of business development and product management for ZixCorp emphasized the importance of listening to the needs of users. "As PocketScript's user base has grown, the service has and will continue to evolve to incorporate prescriber suggestions and to ensure optimal usability and convenience", stated Nigel Johnson. "We are committed to improving patient safety and office efficiency. Providing a solution that has the flexibility to meet increased demand for health care practices of all sizes demonstrates our desire for long-term leadership in the market."

Zix Corporation provides easy-to-use-and-deploy e-communication services that protect, manage, and deliver sensitive information to enterprises and consumers in health care, finance, insurance, and government. ZixCorp's eSecure services enable policy-driven e-mail encryption, content filtering, and send-to-anyone capability while its eHealth service improves patient care, reduces costs, and improves efficiency through an e-prescribing solution. More news on ZixCorp can be found in the VMW August 2005 article Zix Corporation and eClinicalWorks form strategic alliance to provide interoperability for clinical information and e-prescribing systems.

Leslie Versweyveld

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