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Exchange Hosting for January, 2006

Powerful Wireless Email Capabilities Supported On Several Major Handheld Devices

Herndon, VA, Jan. 30, 2006

ASP-One, a premiere provider of on-demand, managed messaging and collaboration solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has launched GoodLink wireless messaging service to enable Microsoft Exchange-based wireless access to email, contacts and other key business information. Good Technology is the leading provider of industry standards-based enterprise handheld computing software and service.

By offering GoodLink, ASP-One will enable its customers to securely access all Microsoft Outlook-functionality in real-time on a broad range of industry standards-based handheld devices, including Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and smartphones, Palm Powered™ devices, and, in the first half of 2006, Symbian-based Nokia devices.

“Through our relationship with Good Technology, we have significantly increased the number of devices through which we provide wireless access to our Exchange Hosting service,” said ASP-One CEO Amir Hudda. “This offering, in tandem with our other mobility services, allows our customers to be constantly connected, a requirement in today’s global marketplace.”

GoodLink provides enterprises with:

Continuous two-way wireless synchronization of all Microsoft Outlook functions, such as e-mail, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks;

Intuitive, Outlook-like interface with robust productivity features on popular, standards-based device platforms;

Enterprise-class, FIPS-certified security including end-to-end AES data encryption; and

Secure Over-The-Air™ device provisioning and management for improved TCO.
Good Technology recognizes that Exchange Hosting subscribers, in particular, value choice, flexibility, and a competitively priced solution,” stated Marque Watson, Director of Strategic Alliances, Good Technology. “Our integration with third-party messaging and collaboration applications from key partners like ASP-One enables our customers to view, edit, and interact with documents and attachments, providing the most complete laptop-like experience.

GAITHERSBURG, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 25, 2006–BroadSoft, Inc., the leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that LightEdge Solutions, a leader in converged data networking, VoIP and managed IT business services, has selected BroadSoft’s BroadWorks® VoIP application platform to deliver its high-quality VoIP services. LightEdge will use the BroadWorks platform to deliver hosted PBX and trunk replacement services to small and mid-sized businesses in the Midwest and Southwest.

LightEdge cited BroadSoft’s position as the industry leader in VoIP application software as well as a comprehensive call feature set as reasons for selecting the BroadWorks application platform. In addition, BroadWorks integrates well with third-party software used by LightEdge’s business customers for customer relationship management (CRM), back-office operating systems and messaging.

“BroadSoft is at the forefront of developing platform solutions to support the growing demand for VoIP,” said Jeff Springborn, president and COO of LightEdge Solutions. “Ultimately, our goal is to empower our customers with scalable, on-demand, Fortune 500-level voice and data services. BroadSoft’s clear vision and industry leadership, combined with its BroadWorks platform allow us to confidently deliver the exact advanced call features that our customers demand. A key benefit to customers lies in the inherent disaster recovery and business continuity features of the VoIP system. In the event of a natural disaster or network outage, a user can quickly, easily and securely connect to the VoIP system through any Internet connection from any location.”

“As a leader in providing converged network and IT services, LightEdge offers its customers industry-leading levels of reliability in and productivity through VoIP service,” said Michael Tessler, president and CEO of BroadSoft. “This deployment attests to BroadSoft’s leadership in the development of VoIP application software. Through our extensive experience, we are well-equipped to provide service providers with high-quality products, services, and collaborative relationships to help them grow their businesses and deliver the VoIP services their customers need.”

LightEdge’s on-demand service delivery model enables small and midsize businesses to take advantage of converged network and IT services to increase operational efficiency and scale for growth–all at a fraction of the upfront capital costs. Rather than making significant investments in infrastructure, applications or technical resources, businesses can sign up for the level of technology services they need at affordable monthly rates. In addition to its VoIP services, LightEdge provides hosted storage, disaster recovery and business continuity, wide area networking (WAN) and meshed IP WAN, managed security, business Internet and remote access services.

BroadSoft’s IMS-compliant BroadWorks provides a comprehensive range of VoIP applications, including hosted PBX, IP Centrex, mobile PBX, business trunking and residential broadband services fully integrated into a single hosted communications platform. BroadWorks is uniquely capable of providing these applications with the reliability, redundancy, scalability and regulatory capabilities required to deliver carrier-class service.

About Broadsoft
BroadSoft’s VoIP application software is revolutionizing the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its flagship BroadWorks® technology empowers wireless and wireline carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft’s family of carrier-class software products delivers the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world’s leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft’s customer base of 150 network operators, including BellSouth, Korea Telecom, MCI, Singtel, Telstra, Verizon and XO Communications, leads the industry with more than 1,750,000 lines deployed.

About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions® empowers businesses to be more productive, mobile and effective with managed voice and data services delivered through a multi-homed, Cisco Powered Network data center environment. By out-tasking voice, data and IT services, small and medium sized businesses are able to realize unparalleled scalability and reliability with a lower total cost of ownership and reduced administration. For more information about services available for your business, visit LightEdge’s web site at

LightEdge Solutions® and the LightEdge Solutions logo, and Scale-on-Demand™ are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of LightEdge Solutions, Inc. EdgeBCC™ and the EdgeBCC logo are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of the Edge Business Continuity Center. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

DES MOINES, Iowa—January 24, 2006—LightEdge Solutions, Inc., a leader in converged data networking, voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) and managed IT business services, and Internet Express, a Moline, Illinois-based provider of business and residential Internet services in the Quad-Cities area, today announced the joining of the two companies’ resources and technology services offerings. The combined entity will operate under the name of LightEdge Solutions.

“This transaction enters us into the prosperous and growing Quad-Cities market where Internet Express is already well established,” said Jim Masterson, chairman and chief executive officer of LightEdge Solutions. “We are looking forward to the opportunity to combine our technologies and services to provide a more robust and advanced range of VoIP, data networking and IT business services to local businesses. Internet Express and LightEdge are a great fit. Our culture and philosophies are very well aligned.”

Internet Express currently provides business and residential customers with reliable, redundant high-speed Internet access services. The joining of the two companies will provide Internet Express customers, as well as other small and midsize businesses in the Quad-Cities area, with access to advanced technology services such as VoIP phone systems, data networking and business services at affordable monthly rates. Since these services are available from LightEdge as hosted and fully managed solutions, businesses can avoid the significant up-front capital infrastructure investment typically required to deploy and maintain such systems.

“Internet Express customers and local businesses will now have a larger array of Fortune-500-caliber technology services and options available to them at affordable monthly fees,” said Kris Harris, founder of Internet Express. “We were impressed with LightEdge’s technology offerings and believe their high standards for customer care are a good match for our customer base. We look forward to continuing to serve our customer base with outstanding service and support.”

All employees from both entities remain intact and, in fact, LightEdge is currently hiring to meet continued demand for its services. Terms of the transaction will not be disclosed.

About Internet Express
Internet Express, Inc. provides DSL and dial-up Internet access for businesses and residential areas, dedicated high-speed Internet connections, wireless Internet connectivity, virtual hosting, Web site hosting, server co-location, dedicated server solutions and hosting of e-commerce solutions. The company invests resources in the latest technology and training to maintain the highest level of service available in the marketplace, and is committed to continually upgrading its capabilities as technologies evolve. Founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in Moline, Illinois.

About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions® empowers businesses to be more productive, mobile and effective with managed voice and data services delivered through a multi-homed, Cisco Powered Network data center environment. By out-tasking voice, data and IT services, small and medium sized businesses are able to realize unparalleled scalability and reliability with a lower total cost of ownership and reduced administration. For more information about services available for your business, visit LightEdge’s web site at

LightEdge Solutions® and the LightEdge Solutions logo, and Scale-on-Demand™ are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of LightEdge Solutions, Inc. EdgeBCC™ and the EdgeBCC logo are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of the Edge Business Continuity Center. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

TORRANCE, Calif., January 23, 2006 To help small businesses communicate more cost effectively, LiveOffice Corp. (, a leading provider of on-demand software services, today launched a new website ( for its TeleConferencing service. The site provides in-depth information and a range of pricing packages that enable small businesses across the nation to take advantage of LiveOffice’s high quality (tier-4 architecture) conference calling services.

Affordable, No Hassle TeleConferencing for Small Businesses
Toll-free LiveOffice TeleConferencing gives small businesses convenient access to conference calling, without the hassle of paying high per-minute charges or commitment of signing long contracts.

The service’s enterprise-level platform provides many powerful features including the convenient Record & Playback option, which allows call hosts to record conference sessions in MP3 format for playback at a later time. At the conclusion of the call, the host is able to post the recorded audio file to a web page, making the session instantly available via download or real-time streaming to any site visitor. This popular feature is extremely useful for small businesses that regularly conduct training sessions, product demonstrations or webinars and want to make the information accessible to clients and prospects at all times.

Pricing & Availability
The multi-featured LiveOffice TeleConferencing service is available now and offers easy per-minute package pricing beginning at just $0.04 for 10,000 minutes of conference calling. Contract-free pricing packages begin at just $0.08 per minute.

All LiveOffice TeleConferencing service packages include access to the company’s high-quality customer service and support.

LiveOffice’s TeleConferencing Network
Built from the ground up with enterprise backbone and conferencing hardware switches that provide unparalleled audio quality, reliability and security, LiveOffice’s TeleConferencing network is designed to provide crystal clear communications.

TORRANCE, Calif., January 23, 2006 Designed to encourage more small businesses to use web conferencing to meet their communication and online collaboration needs, LiveOffice Corp.’s ( IMConferencing division today unveiled a completely new website ( The site is designed to help small businesses easily access IMConferencing’s range of collaboration features, from live video to interactive desktop and application sharing, for online meetings.

Simple Web Conferencing
With IMConferencing’s on-demand meeting software and services, businesses and individuals have instant access to online meetings that offer high quality images and audio. Just registering for a single IMConferencing account gives users access to fast delivery of conferencing streams in a secure environment. In addition, IMConferencing’s intuitive meeting platform enables hosts and attendees to effectively deliver content through PowerPoint slides, desktop/application sharing or even by electronically transferring documents back and forth.

IMConferencing Makes Doing Business’ Easy
IMConferencing’s desktop and application sharing software allows for effortless collaboration on documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more. The system’s remote desktop service enables a company’s technical staff to assess and alleviate client concerns or technical issues immediately, while helping to increase customer confidence and loyalty.

Present Online
IMConferencing’s online presentation sharing service helps users deliver and control PowerPoint presentations, while maintaining slide integrity. The system’s special presentation features mean that effects such as slide transitions, animations and annotations can all be viewed by meeting participants in real-time.

In addition, convenient attendee polling options allow hosts to interact with audience members through advanced Q&A features. Once the poll is complete, the hosts and attendees can view responses in text and graphical formats, facilitating proper and accurate data analysis.

Record & Playback
With IMConferencing’s Record & Playback feature, all online meetings can be conveniently stored and reviewed. This powerful tool helps meeting hosts determine client satisfaction, measure the success of a given presentation or review important details at a later time.


USA.NET Now Offers Outgoing Encryption

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San Francisco, Calif. - January 17, 2006 - USA.NET and (NYSE:CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced Hosted Microsoft Exchange for’s AppExchange. USA.NET’s on-demand email solution for AppExchange is immediately available for test drive and deployment from, in conjunction with the Salesforce Winter ‘06 release.

USA.NET hosted Microsoft Exchange solution provides any time, anywhere email, calendaring and collaboration services without having to install or maintain any onsite hardware or software.

With AppExchange, customers now have access to new applications that bring the benefits of to an entire business, letting them manage and share all of their company information on-demand. Using AppExchange, companies can easily add any number of new on-demand applications to their existing Salesforce deployments, extending their success and making the full power and creativity of the customer, partner and developer community available with just a click.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to introduce our customers to one of the country’s premier Exchange hosting providers, USA.NET,” said Adam Gross, director, product marketing, “Working with USA.NET to make Hosted Microsoft Exchange available via the AppExchange demonstrates’s commitment to help our customers achieve maximum business results with no software investment.”

“We see offering USA.NET solutions via the AppExchange as a wonderful opportunity to introduce’s large and growing install base to the benefits of hosted Microsoft Exchange,” said David Ramon, president and chief executive officer, USA.NET. “Our commitment to operational excellence, customer service, and years of experience hosting Microsoft Exchange for small to medium business customers is a natural fit with’s customers.”

Customers already outsourcing their CRM function to will see great incremental value from adding USA.NET’s Hosted Exchange solution to their suite of on-demand applications.

USA.NET’s Hosted Microsoft Exchange for AppExchange is one of more than 150 application listings created by, its customers and partners that are now available on the AppExchange, the world’s first on-demand application platform. AppExchange provides unprecedented ease of customization and integration for Salesforce deployments, as well as enabling a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond CRM. Launched today, AppExchange enables all of these on-demand applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with one click into any account. AppExchange can be found at

USA.NET, the global eMessaging service provider™, is the largest exclusively-focused hosted eMessaging provider in North America, with over 5,000 customers of all sizes and complexities. USA.NET is the only hosting provider who is SAS 70-Type II certified, Microsoft Gold Certified, and a member of the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program. USA.NET eMessaging solutions are modular and infinitely scalable to ensure customers can grow their business without having to invest additional resources, time or capital into their mission-critical messaging infrastructure. More information can be found at or by calling (303) 865-1200.

About is the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM). The company’s Salesforce suite of on-demand applications enables customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on-demand. AppExchange,’s on-demand platform, allows customers and partners to build powerful new applications quickly and easily, customize and integrate the Salesforce suite to meet their unique business needs, and distribute and sell on-demand apps at Customers can also take advantage of Successforce,’s world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.

As of October 31, 2005, manages customer information for approximately 18,700 customers and approximately 351,000 paying subscribers including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), America Online (AOL), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Avis/Budget Rent A Car (Cendant Rental Car Group), Dow Jones Newswires, Nokia, Polycom and SunTrust. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CRM”. For more information please visit, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

TORRANCE, Calif. January 17, 2006 - LiveOffice Corporation ( today announced record growth in the number of hedge funds adopting its AdvisorMail HF ( email archiving and compliance solution. The company’s fourth quarter results reveal a 70% increase in the number of hedge funds using AdvisorMail HF to meet the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) electronic recordkeeping requirements surrounding email and instant message (IM) records. LiveOffice attributes the heightened demand for AdvisorMail HF to the high number of fund firms preparing to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Rule 203(b)(3)-2, which requires hedge funds to submit Form ADV by February 1.

As part of the registration process, hedge fund firms are required to archive emails and IMs in a tamper-proof format. In addition, the SEC has indicated that it does have the right to inspect any electronic record, such as email, whether it is relevant to a trade or not. LiveOffice’s AdvisorMail HF is one of the safest and most cost effective ways for firms to meet these specific and critical regulatory requirements. The system is also able to electronically monitor, store and retrieve all inbound and outbound emails, saving compliance personnel hours of time by automating the entire review and random sampling process. AdvisorMail HF makes message management simple with value-added features including:

  • Seamless capturing of all emails, attachments and IMs into a secure, online and easily searchable repository
  • Automatic screening of messages for potential regulatory violations against the built-in eAuditor+ lexicon
  • Easy separation of Attorney-Client Privilege communications into an assigned folder viewable only by approved personnel

“Recent history indicates that SEC auditors want registered firms to present email and instant messages to them in a highly organized, tamper-proof format and that failure to do so can be costly. From the growth of AdvisorMail HF, it is clear that fund firms believe history can repeat itself and are therefore taking the management of their email and instant message communications seriously,” said Steve Uhring, vice president of sales and marketing for LiveOffice Corp. “The good news is that while it may take months to hire a chief compliance officer and put the proper regulatory policies in place, firms can have AdvisorMail HF up and running in their office in as little as 7 days.”

Pricing for the AdvisorMail product suite, which enables automated monitoring, archiving and retrieval of emails and instant messages, begins at approximately $200 per month.


LiveOffice’s Broker-Dealer Roster Expands

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TORRANCE, Calif., January 10, 2006 - LiveOffice Corp. ( today announced that its AdvisorSquare division, the nation’s #1 provider of financial advisor websites, added a record number of independent broker-dealers to its Web Connect partnership program in 2005.

The division’s Web Connect program is designed to help broker-dealers deliver comprehensive, high quality and reliable online marketing solutions to their field representatives. The 2005 newcomers, including Securities America, Cadaret, Grant and Investors Capital, join Raymond James and many other broker-dealers already participating in the Web Connect program. With these additions, AdvisorSquare now counts 68%* of the top independent broker-dealers in the country as partners.

AdvisorSquare’s 26% increase in broker-dealer partnerships over the last year reveals two interesting trends about how the Internet is altering the landscape of the financial advisory business. First, broker-dealers are validating the effectiveness of the Internet as a marketing tool by aggressively rolling out official website programs to their representatives. Second, today’s financial advisors see websites as a “must have” marketing tool for their practices that helps them connect with today’s Internet savvy clients. AdvisorSquare’s Web Connect program is perfectly designed to accommodate the creative needs of financial advisors and the critical regulatory compliance requirements of broker-dealers.

“AdvisorSquare is dedicated to helping every financial advisor across the country use the Internet to build an online presence for their practice,” said Michele McGarry, AdvisorSquare’s business development director. “The aggressive growth in our Web Connect program clearly demonstrates that many broker-dealers and their representatives view websites as the most effective way to enhance online marketing efforts. AdvisorSquare is excited to play the lead role in this important and fast-growing trend of using the Internet to connect and communicate with clients.”

All representatives that purchase an AdvisorSquare website have access to ongoing education and training programs designed to help them promote their practice online, acquire new clients, improve client services and increase sales with a multitude of web-based tools. In addition, GetHits!, AdvisorSquare’s members-only newsletter, offers monthly tips on how to market a financial website and drive traffic.

AdvisorSquare also offers a variety of website packages and options for registered investment advisors and provides special pricing to financial advisor clients of Fidelity Investments, Schwab and TD Waterhouse.

Livermore, CA - January 5th, 2006 - Lanlogic, Inc., today announced it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, recognizing Lanlogic’s expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified partner, Lanlogic has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

In business since 1995, Lanlogic is the most responsive and most knowledgeable computer network consulting firm in the San Francisco bay area. We offer onsite, remote, and hosted support, services and solutions for any information technology needs. As one of the few Microsoft Gold Certified Partners in the country, Lanlogic offers “Real People, Real Service” - the best team of professionals ever assembled to deliver the results our clients expect. We focus on helping small and mid-size organizations in all markets, including government, education, and business. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is integrated into every project we take on in our Service Warranty - “On Time, On Budget: Guaranteed!”

“We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program,” said Joe Foos, Director of Sales & Marketing. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for existing clients as well as new customers.”

“Organizations are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. They need to trust in someone that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “Today, Microsoft recognizes Lanlogic as a new Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.”

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Status, Lanlogic had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.

The Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency is designed for partners with proven expertise in designing and/or implementing complex infrastructure solutions such as Active Directory®-based and Microsoft Exchange Server migration or deployment solutions. Because customers are increasingly asking to do more with less, partners with the Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency are better prepared to help customers improve operational efficiency and reduce security risks

“Our industry partners allow us to deliver high-quality solutions and applications to our customers,” said Paul Flessner, senior vice president of the Server Platform Division at Microsoft. “Solutions Competencies enable Microsoft to provide resources and training to partners seeking to meet, and even surpass, customer needs. The competencies also provide industry partners with a way to showcase their expertise to customers who depend on them for services, such as building their critical network infrastructure and reliably maintaining its stability.”

Combined with the original Network Infrastructure competency and the Small Business Specialist certification achieved earlier this year, Lanlogic has demonstrated an ongoing commitment towards ensuring its team of senior network engineers are the most knowledgeable and experienced in the industry. This commitment translates into more efficient resolution to urgent support incidents as well as much-improved preventative maintenance strategies to eliminate critical work interruptions./p>

For more information : Joe Foos, Lanlogic, 888-LANLOGIC, [email protected]