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Microsoft Lead Recognizes in MSDN Blog

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December 31, 2007 – Managed hosting and dedicated service provider has been recognized by Joel Oleson, Microsoft Sr. Technical Product Manager for SharePoint Technologies, in his Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) blog.

The MSDN blogs present information about Microsoft technologies written by Microsoft Employees. Lead techies provide insights and opinions on Microsoft Software and the companies that host them. In Oleson’s blog, Frontpages™ is recognized for their shared and dedicated SharePoint hosting models.

Oleson has presented at various conferences and summits, and most recently was asked to represent the Microsoft SharePoint team at the SharePoint conference in Sydney, Australia. To read this post and other SharePoint entries, visit the Oleson blog at

Frontpages Web Hosting Network is a leader in providing managed web hosting services for SharePoint, Exchange, CRM and dedicated server solutions to customers around the world. As one of the largest independent, U.S.-owned, managed hosting providers today, they serve companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to the SME (small and medium-enterprise) market.

20Dec Receives Award from Chamber of Commerce

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December 20, 2007 - Managed hosting and dedicated service provider announced that they have received an award from the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce for New Member of the Year.

According to the Chamber of Commerce, this award designates a high level of commitment to and activity within the chamber. In honor of this award, a plaque was presented to Frontpages at a Chamber banquet earlier this month.

“Our membership in the Chamber of Commerce represents our commitment to the community,” said Rob LaMear, President of Frontpages. “By taking part in area events and activities, we are helping support local business.”

Frontpages Web Hosting Network is a leader in providing managed web hosting services for SharePoint, Exchange, CRM and dedicated server solutions to customers around the world. As one of the largest independent, U.S.-owned, managed hosting providers today, they serve companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to the SME (small and medium-enterprise) market.

AdvisorMail Users Ahead of Curve with Supervision of Electronic Communications

TORRANCE, Calif., December 19, 2007 LiveOffice AdvisorMail, a leading provider of hosted messaging, archiving, security and compliance solutions in the financial services industry, today announced that its email archiving solution is already helping independent broker-dealers meet recently issued guidance from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on the proper review and supervision of electronic communications (Regulatory Notice 07-59).

“Since 2001 we have provided financial services organizations with the tools they need to meet and exceed the regulatory requirements surrounding electronic communications,” said Matt Smith, president of LiveOffice. “Working hand in hand with the nation’s leading broker-dealers has provided us with a thorough understanding of the complexities they face in managing electronic communications. Organizations trust AdvisorMail because it keeps them a step ahead of stringent government regulations, streamlines compliance department workflow and helps maintain compliance with internal policies.”

With deployments in 65% of the nation’s top independent broker-dealers, the AdvisorMail solution offers a variety of tools to help firms ensure proper supervision of emails, attachments and instant messages, while also significantly reducing administrative oversight time. Many FINRA-registered firms have already made AdvisorMail an important part of their best practices for managing electronic communications, taking advantage of robust features that include:

  • Message capture: AdvisorMail captures and archives all interoffice and external emails, attachments and instant messages in a single, tamper-proof repository that is easily searchable. The system is also able to capture and store messages sent via wireless mobile devices, such as BlackBerry and Palm handhelds.
  • Lexicon-based review and random sampling: Developed in conjunction with the nation’s leading compliance consultants, AdvisorMail provides a pre-populated lexicon of words and phrases specific to the financial services industry. All messages and attachments are scanned by the system in pre- or post-review mode, and any suspect messages are immediately flagged for further review. In addition, random sampling capabilities and false-positive settings are fully customizable, allowing administrators to set parameters that meet their firms’ policies.
  • Management reports: AdvisorMail’s detailed reporting capabilities provide snapshot views of message volumes in the archive, auditor activity (including login activity) and email activity. These convenient reports enable the corporate office to stay current with auditor activities in branch offices. They also facilitate more efficient auditor workflow, making it simple to route problematic emails to the proper reviewer.

About AdvisorMail:

LiveOffice AdvisorMail provides industry-leading email archiving, instant message archiving, anti-spam, antivirus, compliance and e-discovery solutions to financial services firms of all sizes. These services ensure the integrity of electronic communications, simplify the discovery process and help companies protect themselves against the risk and expense of lost or misplaced messages. LiveOffice also helps organizations comply with statutory, regulatory (SEC, FINRA), legal and industry-specific mandates.

Founded in 1998, the company serves a premier roster of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, processes and protects millions of messages each day, and has a customer-retention rate of more than 99%. For more information, call 800.374.2032 or visit

op selling Smartphone now supported by SMS with MS Exchange.

Warrington Wednesday December 19th 2007. ?Simply Mail Solutions have signed up to the BlackBerry partner program allowing them to support the BlackBerry range of smartphones with Microsoft Exchange server.

Previously SMS has supported email only to the Blackberry but now enterprises and individual users can leverage the power of the systems combined. So the calendaring, contact lists and task scheduling facilities are available to SMS BlackBerry users.

RIM (Research in Motion) the producers of BlackBerry have? been a great business success up against the giants of the software world such as Microsoft and the mobile phone companies such as Nokia. For SMS this completes the line up of devices and platforms supported (for the moment!) and gives them a unique range of email services for a rapidly expanding market.

Commented Colin Smith, Managing Director of SMS ?Our strategy has been to support the range of platforms and devices that for whatever reasons companies have built up during the years. So most companies will have a range of smartphones they support for their senior staff ? now with BlackBerry we can cover virtually all needs and they are not forced to standardise prematurely on one device or another. Similarly for many larger companies cheaper POP3 email to the desktop only is all that is required for office staff and Exchange or Zimbra is needed for certain groups of staff. We can meet all these needs utilising a single Domain if required and of course single point of contact for ordering and support.?

More information is available on the BlackBerry site:

SMS?s main email hosting products are:

SMS NexGen, the future of POP3 email now!

MS Exchange, comprehensive email, great for mobiles.

Zimbra Collaboration Suite, email and a lot more.

To compliment these services the company has a competitive and innovative range of web hosting products.

Simply Mail Solutions

SMS is based in Warrington UK and already has many thousands of customers from all over the world and has a rapidly growing user base. or email [email protected] continually strives to provide small and mid-size businesses with industry-leading, enterprise-class messaging and collaboration solutions at a price they can easily afford. As a result, we were one of the first hosted Exchange providers to offer hosted Exchange Server 2007 with Service Pack 1 – the newest version of Microsoft Exchange server available. By using’s hosted Exchange, hosted SharePoint and hosted Dynamics CRM services, customers can be assured that they are always working with the latest software applications as we make it available to our customers as soon as it has been received from Microsoft. The new features of’s hosted Exchange Server 2007 SP1 include:

• Mirroring of user data in order to maximize availability and uptime.
• Access to public folders via Outlook Web Access.
• Security enhancements enabling users to encrypt outgoing messages to ensure the message is coming from the actual sender.
• Ability to view Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint documents as web pages, enabling users of mobile devices to view files via a web browser.
• Quick and easy migration to hosted Exchange Server SP1 by importing Outlook .pst files directly to the Exchange server.

Burlington, MA, December 18, 2007, the leading provider of hosted enterprise-class messaging and collaboration solutions such as Hosted Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Hosted Windows SharePoint Services v3.0, today announced the availability of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 to its customers.  The company provides hosted Exchange 2007 to small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) which enables them to utilize the industry leading messaging and collaboration tool to grow their businesses.  The release of Service Pack 1 provides customers with greater functionality, improved stability and additional product enhancements.

New Features and Enhancements

Local Continuous Replication (LCR) and Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR):
In its continuing quest to offer messaging solutions with the highest availability, is now offering new dedicated Exchange hosting customers the option of utilizing Local Continuous Replication (LCR) or Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) services with their Exchange 2007 dedicated servers. The LCR option allows for a fully redundant mirror of all hosted data to be maintained on the customer™s Exchange Server on secondary storage devices whereas the CCR option allows for customers to have an alternate server which maintains a full mirror of their data. By utilizing for their Microsoft Exchange Server needs customers can take advantage of these latest technologies which have been improved with Exchange Server 2007 SP1 and maximize their server availability and uptime.

The Outlook Web Access which is offered with Exchange Server 2007 was redesigned to enhance ease of use and has been further upgraded with Service Pack 1 to offer even more enhancements:

Public Folder Access:
Service Pack 1 now supports the creation, modification and access of public folders by OWA in addition to MS Outlook. This allows companies to share documents and access files via an Outlook and OWA and also use search capabilities.

Enhanced Security:
The new S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) feature helps secure messages by preventing impersonation and tampering with email messages in OWA. Users can now encrypt outgoing messages and attachments so that only intended recipients who have a digital certificate can read them. A digitally signed message assures the recipient that the message has not been tampered with.

WebReady Document Viewing:
The addition of WebReady document viewing in Service Pack 1 now enables the conversion of Word documents, Excel worksheets and PowerPoint presentations into HTML files allowing documents to be viewed as a web page.  This is helpful for mobile users who may only be able to access files via a web browser.

In addition to these key OWA enhancements, Service Pack 1 also provides customers access to other OWA features such as personal distribution lists, recovery of deleted items, monthly calendar views, and additional language support in spell check.

Import of PST Files:
Service Pack 1 now allows to assist its customers in migrating to its Exchange 2007 platform by also providing the ability to import Outlook .pst files directly to the exchange server. This service allows small and medium sized enterprises to migrate from older versions of Exchange to Exchange 2007 SP1 hosted by over a night or a weekend by just providing access to the mailbox data.

“Uptime and the ability to communicate and collaborate from anywhere at anytime have always been of primary importance to SMBs.  With the new features in Service Pack 1 our customers can now be even more certain that they are utilizing the best-in-class messaging and collaboration tools to grow their businesses,” said Ravi Agarwal, chief executive officer of  “With the addition of replication and OWA enhancements our customers can be assured of being able to access their data any hour of the day or night no matter where they are in the world.”

Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts,, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is a leading provider of hosted enterprise-class messaging and collaboration solutions including Microsoft Exchange Server. Among its offerings are shared and dedicated Microsoft Exchange Server hosting, and Windows SharePoint Services v3.0, full mobile availability for BlackBerry, Treo, PocketPC, SmartPhone and Windows Mobile handhelds; and the ability to resell the service completely white labeled. offers Exchange customers free Outlook 2007, live 24×7 U.S.-based technical support, advanced spam and virus filtering, and a 100 percent uptime guarantee for dedicated servers.  A 30-day no obligation trial is available.  Additional information can be found at


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More than 250,000 users now benefit from cost savings, reliability and better support for Microsoft Exchange email

New York, NY (November 28, 2007) - Intermedia, the worldwide leader in business email services, today announced the expansion of its customer base to more than 25,000 small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. The company has more than doubled its Microsoft Exchange hosting business during 2007.

By outsourcing Microsoft Exchange, customers stand to save thousands of dollars in license fees, setup costs and maintenance by outsourcing their Microsoft Exchange platform to Intermedia. The company is now servicing almost 250,000 individual users by providing enterprise-strength Microsoft email, calendar and address book, as well as wireless email access. Intermedia offers uptime guarantees up to 99.999%, with 24×7 customer support from its Microsoft Gold Certified staff.

“Deciding to outsource our email to Intermedia was a financial no-brainer,” said David Cohen, operations manager for Pink Elephant,a group of night clubs with locations in New York City, Chicago, Southampton, St. Barth’s and other cities around the world. “Our club owners, managers and other employees can share the same information and access their email, calendars and contacts from various places around the world instantaneously and all we have to do is pay Intermedia a monthly fee to manage everything for us.”

“Hosted business email is increasingly popular thanks to the rising cost of license fees and the management complexity of Microsoft Exchange,” said Rurik Bradbury, VP of Strategy for Intermedia. “Our service, which is delivered over the Internet for a low monthly fee, is a simple solution, especially for small and mid-sized businesses that have a stretched IT staff or no staff at all.”

27Nov Hosts FAA

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November 27, 2007 - Managed hosting and dedicated service provider announced that they have signed a contract to provide secure dedicated hosting services and high-level IT support for the Federal Aviation Administration (

The FAA came to Frontpages with a tight project timeline for which they needed a quick, quality solution. suggested a Dedicated SharePoint hosting plan to meet their needs. With this plan, the FAA will have maximum SharePoint power, uptime, control and security. Frontpages will not only host their IT infrastructure, but provide complete IT support to back it up.

“Frontpages is proud to host the managed IT infrastructure for the FAA,” said Rob LaMear, President Frontpages. “By employing Frontpages’ dedicated SharePoint services, the FAA can focus on their core business, while we ensure the integrity and efficiency of their applications.”

Frontpages Web Hosting Network is a leader in providing managed web hosting services for SharePoint, Exchange, CRM and dedicated server solutions to customers around the world. As one of the largest independent, U.S.-owned, managed hosting providers today, they serve companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to the SME (small and medium-enterprise) market.

NOVEMBER 19, 2007 SUNNYVALE, CA - LIVERMORE, CA -To accelerate its rapid growth, commercial contractor Trim Tech has deployed a secure infrastructure from SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL) to provide high-performance connectivity and protection for its broadband network. A comprehensive set of small and mid-sized business (SMB) solutions from SonicWALL now provides Trim Tech with the ability to deliver improved employee productivity, customer satisfaction and component supplier workflow while insulating them from exposure to malware, loss of vital data, or vulnerability from email threats.

Since 1986, Trim Tech, Inc. ( has been a leading commercial subcontractor specializing in the sales, distribution and installation of architectural doors, frames and hardware in the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm has grown to nine outlets, providing services to general contractors, owners and property managers for industrial, commercial, tenant improvement, and public work projects such as hospitals and schools. Maintaining employee productivity and customer service levels, while protecting vital data assets as it continues to expand, is a prime objective for the company.

The need for fast transmission of design plans and component specifications, and the distributed nature of Trim Tech’s job sites had led the company to transition to high capacity T1 broadband communications. While the move to broadband brought immediate communications improvements, it also increased Trim Tech’s vulnerability to malware, spam, spyware and other Internet-borne threats. With business protection a prime concern, they turned to SonicWALL Gold Medallion partner Lanlogic. Lanlogic deployed a full suite of SonicWALL security appliances and software designed to keep Trim Tech safe and in control of their business data.

“We recommended SonicWALL technology because it delivers real benefits for growing businesses,” said Alex Kokin of Lanlogic. “Their products are easy to manage and monitor, the user interface is simple, and they provide the most comprehensive threat protection. The real value of this network is that supports an immediate improvement in employee productivity, which is the strongest ROI for a business owner.”

Powerful, easily managed Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewalls, automatic data backup and recovery devices, email security appliances, and secure remote access appliances now protect Trim Tech’s head office and branch locations. Lanlogic upgraded Trim Tech’s existing SonicWALL UTM firewall to a SonicWALL PRO 4100. To provide streamlined, secure access for employees working from distributed and mobile locations, Lanlogic installed a SonicWALL SSL VPN 2000 secure remote access appliance. Three SonicWALL data backup and recovery appliances were deployed to deliver fast, simple backup and recovery for desktop computers at the click of a mouse, protect their key ERP application, Microsoft Dynamics, and provide secure offsite backup at the offices of Trim Tech’s CPA’s offices. A SonicWALL Email Security appliance protects Trim Tech’s inbound and outbound email communications.

“Within the first day of installing the Email Security 400 appliance, we blocked over 35000 spam emails as well as several sophisticated phishing attacks,” said Alex Kokin. “Our goal is to help our clients get the most out of their technology dollars while realizing as many productivity enhancements as possible. Our SMB customers need streamlined, powerful solutions that are affordable, practical and scalable, and SonicWALL’s products meet that requirement. With SonicWALL’s Global Management System software, we can manage each SonicWALL device – as we do for Trim Tech - without being on the customer’s premise, allowing our company to provide immediate intervention and remediation against security threats.”

Cyndy Thomas, Director of Operations at Trim Tech noted, “Business protection is at the top of our mind. As we grow, we have become more dependent on technology and it is critical to have a partner like Lanlogic that looks out for our best interests both in systems advice and in selecting the best infrastructure. SonicWALL and Lanlogic provided us with the best-integrated performance and at a far better price than competitive offerings. Their products and services give us the peace of mind to focus on running our business and our commitment to service excellence without being distracted by IT or security issues.”

Dave Parry, SonicWALL’s chief technologist , commented, “We are seeing many more SMBs using higher bandwidth, which as well as being a huge business enabler also increases the need for sophisticated network protection. The SMB IT model looks more and more like that of enterprises, with data the most valuable business asset and complex IT requirements driven by the need to remain competitive. SonicWALL’s products are designed to meet the changing needs and growth objectives of small businesses by providing enterprise-class protection.”

About SonicWALL, Inc.
SonicWALL is committed to improving the performance and productivity of businesses of all sizes by engineering the cost and complexity out of security. Over one million SonicWALL appliances have been shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners to keep tens of millions of worldwide business computer users safe and in control of their data. SonicWALL’s award-winning solutions include network security, secure remote access, content security, backup and recovery, and policy and management technology. For more information, visit the company web site at

Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the beneficial impact of implementing SonicWALL solutions and the ability of SonicWALL products to provide enterprise-class protection. These forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. In addition, please see the “Risk Factors” described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, for a more detailed description of the risks facing our business. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to SonicWALL as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.

NOTE: SonicWALL is a registered trademark of SonicWALL, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Ceryx’s ThinOffice division to provide private-label offering for SMBs

TORONTO - November 15, 2007. TBayTel, the #1 Communications Solutions Provider in Northern Ontario, today announced that they have chosen Thin Office, a division of Ceryx Inc., to provide Hosted Exchange services for their SMB customer base. This announcement further complements the launch of TBayTel’s Direct IT – Managed Services offering.

“We chose ThinOffice because we believe Managed IT Services is about leveraging the best national and international suppliers and partners to bring best practices and cutting edge tools to small and medium sized businesses in Northern Ontario,” said Angela Domansky Desserre, Vice President, Direct IT-Managed IT Services. “Ceryx demonstrated not only a commitment to the partnership but the superior tools and expert knowledge to make it work.”

The ThinOffice platform delivers a privately-branded Hosted Exchange offering to service providers and organizations looking to extend their messaging and mobility offerings. Partners get all the tools and training necessary to manage and sell the service, including access to the Customer Center administrative Portal, a proprietary tool for provisioning new companies, end users, mobile services as well as SPAM management.

“Microsoft Exchange is the leading messaging and collaboration tool in the market today and we go further to extend that platform by bundling together an advanced mobility offering, branded for our Partners,” said Gus Harsfai, CEO and President of Ceryx Inc. “By including the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server as part of our offering, customers can realize the true potential of their BlackBerry device or have the choice to use ActiveSync with supported Windows Mobile devices.”

“Direct IT is about putting powerful tools in the hands of the SMB, historically only available to the Enterprise,” said Angela Domansky Desserre, Vice President, Direct IT-Managed IT Services. “Now we can deliver services like Hosted Microsoft Exchange, with security and enhanced SPAM protection built in, delivered over your choice of wireless device at a monthly cost that fits a SMB budget.”

This announcement follows other significant Ceryx partnerships, including Canada’s largest wireless carriers, Rogers Wireless and Royal LePage, Canada’s leading provider of franchise services to residential real estate brokerages, clearly establishing Ceryx and ThinOffice as the leading Canadian white-label solution provider.

Interested partners are invited to visit the ThinOffice website at, or contact ThinOffice to enroll in the program at 416-482-9659, ext 116.


As the #1 Communications Solutions Provider in Northern Ontario, TBayTel is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art competitively priced telecom solutions that ensure people, businesses and communities of Northern Ontario have multiple points of access to the global communications highway. TBayTel offers the region’s largest digital cellular coverage with extensive products and services that include data, voice, wireless and Internet. With over a century of contributing to the quality of life, infrastructure and economic health of the north, TBayTel’s understanding of regional market dynamics is unparalleled.

ThinOffice, launched in October 2006, is a white-label Exchange-based messaging solution for Ceryx’s partner channel. Ceryx, an award-winning provider of messaging infrastructure services, partnered with Microsoft to deliver ThinOffice, Canada’s leading white label solution provider. ThinOffice provides partners with a privately-branded solution and a web-based delegated administration tool for management as well as providing technical, sales and marketing support. Visit for more information.

Ceryx helps businesses achieve e-mail reliability by bringing together operational experience, advanced infrastructure, and proprietary research and product development with leading messaging and collaboration solutions. With operations in Toronto and New York, as well as Tier 4 redundant data centres in both cities, Ceryx’s team of senior messaging professionals have met Fortune 500 companies’ messaging needs across North America for more than 17 years. Ceryx offers clients a suite of messaging services that include hosted and managed email systems, and e-mail security. Visit for more information.

Gus Harsfai
Ceryx Inc.
(416) 482-9659 ext. 101
[email protected]

AppRiver Offers Online Safety Tips for Consumers

GULF BREEZE, FL, November 15, 2007 – As traditional retailers are stocking their shelves for the holidays, cyber criminals are gearing up to spread something other than holiday cheer. This holiday season, consumers can expect an unprecedented wave of spam, viruses and phishing scams, according to AppRiver, a leading provider of managed email security solutions.

In recent years, AppRiver has seen a 35% increase in the overall volume of online traffic during the holiday season, with spam making up 98.9% of all emails coming through its filters. Based on the record levels of spam already seen this year, the company is predicting a massive spike in cyber attacks beginning the day before Thanksgiving and lasting well into the New Year.

“Spammers thrive during the hectic holiday season because consumers are spending more time online and are more likely to let their guard down,” said Joel Smith, Chief Technology Officer at AppRiver. “This year we expect cybercriminals to become even more aggressive and creative with their tactics, which range from technically-advanced malware to socially-engineered phishing campaigns.”

To ensure a safe and secure holiday season, AppRiver recommends that consumers keep the following tips in mind:

–Fake Holiday E-Cards
These popular greeting cards are often replicated and used to transport malicious malware such as the Storm Worm virus, which infects the recipient’s computer and then uses it to control additional computers. Consumers can avoid falling prey to these attacks by discarding e-cards from senders they don’t recognize or by going to the official website of the greeting card provider, which typically will have instructions for safely retrieving a legitimate greeting.

–Credit Card Phishing
As holiday spending gets underway, consumers are likely to see an increase in emails supposedly from financial institutions, claiming missed credit card payments, unauthorized transactions or problems with the recipient’s account and containing a link to enter the correct financial data. Unsuspecting shoppers are also vulnerable to phishing campaigns that use replicas of legitimate e-commerce sites, such as eBay, Amazon and PayPal, to extract credit card numbers and account information. For secure online banking and shopping, always open a new browser and go directly to the retailer’s website rather than following a link, and never respond to emails or pop-up windows asking for financial information.

–Charity Scams
Cybercriminals often exploit the holiday spirit of giving with mass email campaigns claiming to be from charities, and this year is no exception. To ensure that donations go to a worthy recipient and not into spammers’ pockets, always go directly to a charity’s official website and thoroughly research the organization before providing personal information or making a donation.

–Social Networking Spam
Spammers and phishers are increasingly using social networking sites such as MySpace to target certain demographics with unsolicited advertisements or free gift offers. These messages often appear to come from an online friend and can range from mere annoyances to phishing scams designed to harvest email addresses or steal account logins and passwords. Individuals should use privacy settings to restrict who can access their information on these sites and should never click on a link posted by an unknown source.

–IRS Phishing Expeditions
While not specific to the holidays, AppRiver has seen a recent wave of fake IRS emails that claim the recipient overpaid his or her taxes and must click a link to enter bank information and receive the extra money. Another version complains of a lack of payment and comes with an attachment that, when opened, downloads a virus designed to collect personal information from the user’s computer. As with any other legitimate institution, the IRS will never send important information by email; when in doubt, contact the agency directly by phone.
For more information, visit

About AppRiver
AppRiver is a leading provider of secure business email solutions, including Microsoft Exchange hosting and spam and virus filtering, with more than 17,000 customers using its managed services and over 26,000 businesses worldwide using its solutions. Founded in 2002, AppRiver is headquartered in Gulf Breeze, Florida. For more information, visit

Leading Security SaaS Provider Continues to be Recognized for Growth, and Market Vision

MILFORD, CT – November 15, 2007 – Perimeter eSecurity (which includes USA.NET), the provider of complete security on demand, announced today that it is the recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan “North American Entrepreneurial Company Award for Managed Security.” This Award is presented each year to the company that demonstrated superior entrepreneurial ability in its industry during the research period. Frost & Sullivan, the global growth consulting company, presented the Award to Perimeter eSecurity for its exemplary execution of an original market strategy resulting in extraordinary growth. It reflects Frost & Sullivan’s belief that the company’s business strategy is sound and poised for continued success.

“Perimeter pursues a unique vision within the marketplace by providing ‘affordable’ security to a growing constituency of SMBs that are faced with an increasingly complex matrix of compliance requirements in their respective vertical markets,” said Loren Rudd, Industry Analyst, Information Communications Technology Group. “Price has proven to be the operative variable in furthering the development of the IT security industry from an almost esoteric thing, to being the type of service that can be used by smaller enterprises in more diverse and horizontal segments, and potentially consumers.”

According to Frost & Sullivan’s research, “The industry drive to pare cost from the business has fueled the faster than expected transition from CPE-based services to security delivered ‘in the cloud’. This fundamental structural change has occurred in recognition of the fact that the near and medium term future growth of this market lies with smaller, more price sensitive end users who have traditionally been challenged in adopting security solutions due to its complexity and unpredictable cost structure.” Frost & Sullivan expects that “Perimeter’s core business and partnerships with its network service providers and VARs will continue to deepen indefinitely as new client networks are added and prospects become increasingly lucrative.”

“As mid-market businesses catch up in security and compliance, they find that Perimeter is the only security provider to offer a complete suite of on-demand security services,” said David Cowan, managing partner of Bessemer Venture Partners. Cowan a co-founder of Verisign, has led investments in other on-demand security firms like Postini, Cyota and Counterpane. “Perimeter is the security company to watch for the coming decade.”

“We are honored to receive Frost & Sullivan’s Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award,” said Brad Miller, CEO, Perimeter eSecurity. “Our mission is to make security available for all businesses and our approach of offering a complete suite of security services on demand (or as a service) is the only viable way to promote widespread adoption. I would like to thank Frost & Sullivan for recognizing our achievements and acknowledging our very bright future.”

In the third quarter of this year Perimeter received two funding rounds totaling $104 million from Goldman Sachs, Bessemer Ventures and Stripes group. Perimeter eSecurity has shown a revenue growth rate of 331% over the last 5 years as reported by Deloitte & Touche. The company ranked the 31st fastest growing security company in Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. Perimeter was also recently positioned by Gartner in the Visionaries quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America, 1H07” 1 report.

Rudd added, “Part of what makes Perimeter eSecurity’s market position convincing to Frost & Sullivan is that the security services market is decreasingly confined to early adopter verticals. Ultimately, it is the strategic consonance of Perimeter’s vision with what is widely held and indicated to be the future of this market that makes Perimeter stand out in 2007.”

Perimeter eSecurity, headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, offers security services delivered on an ‘in the cloud’ basis and/or through a CPE model. By partnering with network service providers, Perimeter is able to deliver more than fifty of its on demand security services to four thousand networks through a national network of seven strategically-located operating centers and three redundant datacenters. Perimeter also employs a layered security strategy that incorporates vulnerability defense, intrusion defense, network defense, email defense, system defense, and user defense.

1 Gartner Research “Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, 1H07” by Kelly M. Kavanagh and John Pescatore. August 1, 2007

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Consulting Company, partners with clients to accelerate their growth. The company’s Growth Partnership Services, Growth Consulting and Career Best Practices empower clients to create a growth focused culture that generates, evaluates and implements effective growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan employs over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 30 offices on six continents. For more information about Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Partnerships, visit .

About Perimeter eSecurity
As the only provider of complete security on demand, Perimeter eSecurity makes security easily available and affordable for all businesses. Perimeter’s on demand security services protect thousands of computer networks nationwide, offering more than 50 different services on a subscription basis in the areas of: Vulnerability Defense, Intrusion Defense, Network Defense, Email Defense, System Defense, and User Defense. With the proliferation of security threats and technologies, clients benefit from a single-source provider that offers all services through one pre-integrated platform and web portal. Perimeter’s security SaaS services are continuously expanded, enhanced and upgraded for current and future regulatory compliance. With seven geographically distributed technical offices and three redundant data centers, Perimeter’s complete, on-demand and affordable security services are always available and have been validated by multiple independent third parties. For more information about Perimeter visit .

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