Zix Corporation is a security technology company that provides email encryption services, email data loss prevention and mobile applications designed to address bring your own device corporate technology trend. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the company serves customers that include divisions of the U.S. Treasury, federal financial regulators, health insurance providers and hospitals, and financial companies. As of December 2011, the company has served over thirty Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations, 1,200 hospitals, 1,600 banks, credit unions and associations. Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council regulators are also the customers of the company. CIPROMS has signed a three-year renewal for the company in 2014. The company generates money based on a software-as-a-service strategy and charge annual fees from its customers. ZixCorp was founded in 1983. The company operates its service supported by ZixData Center, a data center storing transaction processing data. In 2002, the company changed its name from Zixlt Corporation to Zix Corporation. In 2017, Zix acquired Greenview Data for $6.5 million. In 2019, it acquired AppRiver, a provider of cloud-based cybersecurity solutions, for $275 million. The recent court battle between Apple and the FBI, along with a slew of major security breaches from Experian to Ashley Madison, have popularized encryption as a way to protect messages, yet email encryption is also reported to be difficult to use for people unfamiliar with the encryption process. To simplify the encryption process, Zix email encryption uses an e-mail encryption directory called ZixDirectory that lists other email addresses protected by the encryption service to maintain a community of users who can send and receive e-mails to each other without having to use encryption keys.