DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zix Corporation (Zix), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a leader in email encryption, has acquired Greenview Data, an email security company, for approximately $6.5 million in cash. With the acquisition, Zix adds advanced threat protection, antivirus, anti-spam and archiving capabilities to its industry-leading email encryption to deliver a comprehensive email security solution for customers that demand bundled services.
“Our customers, especially our small- and medium-sized businesses, are increasingly requesting that we provide additional email protection services,” said Dave Wagner, Chief Executive Officer at Zix. “The acquisition of Greenview Data enables us to meet our customers’ needs, preserve our leadership position in email encryption, and expand our opportunities for growth with add-on business in a larger total addressable market.”
In the “Forecast Analysis: Information Security, Worldwide, 3Q16 Update” report, Gartner Research estimates the total addressable market of secure email gateways to be $1.4 billion in 2017, worldwide. Gartner Research defines secure email gateway as providing “basic message transfer agent functions; inbound filtering of spam, phishing, malicious and marketing emails; and outbound data loss prevention (DLP) and email encryption.”
Located in Ann Arbor, Mich., Greenview Data launched into the email security industry with SpamStopsHere solution in 2002. As its customers faced evolving threats, Greenview Data expanded its solutions to protect against viruses, malware, ransomware and other malicious emails.
“Email spam, viruses, malware and the latest threats all share a common theme – they’re all unwanted. With that foundational understanding, our solutions and the team behind them adapt to protect our customers from any type of malicious emails,” said Ted Green, co-founder of Greenview Data. “Delivering such an advanced product has allowed us to keep our customers’ trust and grow our business to more than 4,000 customers. We’re excited to join Zix, combine our solutions and people, and increase our customer base to help even more people protect their email and businesses.”
In addition to its solutions, Zix’s acquisition of Greenview Data was a good fit based on its employees’ expertise in email security and its reputation for outstanding customer success.
“Our customers know us as the premier choice. It’s reflected in our solutions, our people and customer engagement from sales to support,” said Wagner. “We are excited that Greenview Data aligns well with that expectation and look forward to welcoming Greenview Data employees and customers to Zix.”
Greenview Data customers can continue to manage and purchase their solutions through Greenview Data’s customer portal. Support continues to be delivered by the full and existing Greenview Data staff, and future communication will inform customers about any changes.
Zix customers can continue to manage and purchase email encryption as a standalone solution. Please visit www.zixcorp.com for future all-in-one email security solutions.
Zix currently expects the transaction to have no material impact on revenue and new first year orders for the first quarter of 2017. For the full year 2017, Zix expects subscription revenue from the acquisition to contribute approximately $1.5 million and expects operating cash flow to be neutral. Zix management will provide additional details on the acquisition and financial outlook on the company’s first quarter earnings call.
About Zix Corporation
Zix Corporation (Zix) is a leader in email encryption. Zix also offers superior solutions in email data loss prevention and email bring your own device (BYOD) security. Zix is trusted by the nation’s most influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government for easy-to-use secure email solutions that meet data protection and compliance needs. Zix is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol ZIXI. For more information, visit zixcorp.com.
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