Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a leader in email data protection, announces that STAR Financial Bank has signed a three-year renewal agreement with ZixCorp. In its third consecutive contract, STAR continues to use ZixCorp® Email Encryption Services to protect valuable customer data in email. “STAR’s ongoing partnership with ZixCorp allows us to focus on our core business – providing quality financial services to our customers,” said Michael Krouse, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, PMP, Information Security Officer of STAR. “As a bank, we need to ensure the proper safeguards are in place to protect customer privacy. ZixCorp is an essential part of that strategy and demonstrates to our customers that STAR is a trusted advisor.” STAR continues to select ZixCorp based on its ease of use and industry leadership. ZixGateway®, a policy-based email encryption service, is the only solution that enables transparent exchange of secure email between senders and receivers. When STAR employees send encrypted email, any recipients who also use ZixGateway can receive and reply to secure email without requiring any extra steps or passwords. STAR exchanges secure email transparently with nearly 300 other organizations, including federal and state financial regulators. Recipients who do not use ZixCorp Email Encryption Services can exchange secure email through ZixPort®, a secure Web portal that offers convenient access to desktops and mobile devices. “Transparent email encryption is a significant benefit that enables STAR to securely exchange personal financial information without jeopardizing customer privacy or burdening our recipients with unnecessary steps,” said Krouse. “ZixCorp makes security simple. That was true when we first began our relationship with ZixCorp, and it continues to be true today.” In addition to transparent email encryption, ZixCorp offers superior Transport Layer Security (TLS), unrivaled reporting capabilities with a modern administration dashboard and unique security branding on encrypted messages.