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Exchange Hosting for March, 2008

Strategic Partnership with Global Relay Provides Long-Term Email Archiving and Compliance for Businesses of All Sizes

GULF BREEZE, FL, March 31, 2008 – AppRiver, a leader in managed email security and messaging collaboration services, today announced the availability of a secure, easy-to-use, email archiving solution as part of its complete managed service for Microsoft Exchange. The Email storage solution was developed in partnership with Global Relay Communications, a leading provider of enterprise-class email archiving and compliance solutions.

Working together AppRiver and Global Relay will enable organizations of all sizes to address the following challenges of regulatory compliance, legal eDiscovery, storage optimization and backup associated with the escalating use of email in business:

• Long-term storage, archiving and monitoring of electronic communications

• Security and protection of mission-critical business information

• Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning

• Litigation eDiscovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)

• SEC and FINRA Regulatory Compliance for Broker-Dealers, Investment Advisors and Hedge Funds, and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance for public companies

• Privacy and Access to Information mandates for businesses, government, health care providers and law firms under legislation such as Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, Florida’s Sunshine Law and California’s Security Breach Information Act.

Delivered via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, AppRiver’s complete managed service for Microsoft Exchange works seamlessly with Global Relay’s Message Archiver to securely capture and preserves all email and attachments.

“Many of our hosted Microsoft Exchange customers are facing email archiving and compliance requirements,” said Michael Murdoch, CEO of AppRiver. “Global Relay offers an outstanding technical solution, and shares AppRiver’s commitment to excellence in customer service. Together, we offer best-of-class Secure Exchange Hosting coupled with best-of-class storage, archiving and compliance. Best of all, the complete solution works with any organization’s existing infrastructure with no additional hardware requirements.”

In addition to standard email and attachments, Global Relay’s Message Archiver also captures and preserves communications such as BlackBerry and instant messages, e-fax, Bloomberg and imported PST files, for rapid online search, retrieval and monitoring. The encrypted data is available online at all times for immediate, user-initiated recovery.

“With AppRiver and Global Relay working together, customers of any size are provided with a one-stop hosted solution,” said Global Relay CEO, Warren Roy. “An organization’s email, BlackBerry and instant messages are securely preserved, protected and accessible from anywhere, by every employee – effectively, a complete message management, compliance, continuity and disaster recovery solution.”

For more information regarding AppRiver’s Hosted Microsoft Exchange with Email Archiving by Global Relay, contact [email protected] or call 866-223-4645.

About Global Relay

Global Relay Communications Inc., founded in 1999, is the leading provider of hosted email archiving, instant message archiving, and business continuity services. Through a Software-as-a-Service model, Global Relay offers affordable, enterprise-class message archiving and monitoring solutions for secure, offsite storage of email (Exchange, Notes, Unix, GroupWise) and instant messages (AOL, MSN, Yahoo, BlackBerry, Bloomberg, Reuters, Jabber). Global Relay’s easy-to-use, highly secure Message Archiver and Compliance Reviewer solutions address regulatory compliance, audits and legal eDiscovery, while alleviating the burden of email management, security, continuity and storage. Built on nine years of customer service, technical expertise and compliance excellence, Global Relay’s services are used by over 1,700 organizations. Visit www.globalrelay.com.

About AppRiver

Founded in 2002, AppRiver – based in Gulf Breeze, Florida – is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider offering secure messaging solutions to businesses of all sizes. In addition to spam and virus protection, the company provides a complete managed service for Microsoft Exchange. With more than 30,000 customers around the world – and an impressive 97% customer retention rate since its inception – AppRiver is one of the largest email security managed service providers worldwide. In 2006, Red Herring magazine named AppRiver one of 10 private security companies to watch, and more recently the company was named to CRN Magazine’s 2007 Emerging Tech Dynamos list. Visit www.appriver.com.

27Mar

‘The End of The IT Department’ Predicted by 2020

Posted by Exchange Hosting Reviews as Nasstar, Press Releases

Nasstar calls on UK business to ditch the IT department drain

The days of the traditional IT department are numbered. That is the stark prediction of Charles Black, CEO of Nasstar. 

Budget, man-hours and productivity are currently being sacrificed to the management of desktops and on-premise systems. But Black claims that on-premise will soon be a thing of the past with the internet being used to deliver all a businesses’ core computing services, making the traditional IT departments redundant.

Within five years, predicts Black, the vast majority of office workers will log-on to the internet to access everything they need, from their own desktop and day-to-day applications, such as Microsoft Office, to accounting software, CRM systems and even bespoke applications.

“IT has become a utility. And in the same way companies don’t have a chief electricity officer to help people plug in and power their devices, so the costly overhead of IT management will be replaced by a simple plug-and-play approach over the internet.”

Black believes by accessing applications in this way, companies will eliminate capital expenditure on core computing services and reduce headaches such as support, installation and the bugbear of software asset management. Workers will also become more mobile as they access all applications and their own desktop from anywhere.

“The IT industry is in the middle of an industrial transformation, which is ending the need for IT staff who install and support traditional on-premise desktop computers.”

But 2020 need not be unlucky for techies, however, admits Black.

“As with any industry where technology transforms the way things work there’s going to have to be re-deployment of skills. IT staff should have their skills focused on delivering competitive advantage for their businesses rather than being retained to deliver standard computing services that are a utility and delivered over the internet. Companies should be quick to change the focus of their IT department to be business development departments that ensure business success.”
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NOTES TO EDITOR

About Nasstar plc
Nasstar plc, an AIM-quoted company, makes computing a simple internet subscription service, enabling subscribers of its hosted desktop service to do all of their computing in the internet cloud rather than on a local computer. Nasstar’s Hosted Desktop provides subscribers with access to their desktop, files, applications and email over the internet providing a real alternative to traditional on-premise computing.
 
The company vision is that everyday computing is becoming a utility in the workplace - just like mobile phones - and should therefore be a simple subscription service. Nasstar’s vision is to use the internet to deliver everyday computing, removing the need for traditional on-premise IT.
 
Nasstar is fast establishing itself as a disruptive force within the IT industry, and customers who have already adopted this service approach to the desktop include Stelios’ easyGroup.
 
Nasstar was founded in 1998 by Charles Black. Nasstar plc was admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market in December 2005 (AIM: NASA).
 
For further information about Nasstar, please contact: 
Steven George or Laura Nettley at LEWIS 
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7802 2626 
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7802 2627 
Email:  
Internet: http://www.nasstar.com

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 25, 2008 — LightEdge Solutions, a leading provider of managed business services, today announced that it has been wholly acquired by The Anschutz Company for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition includes the purchase of all outstanding stock, retirement of all accumulated debt and access to growth capital for an aggressive operational and strategic expansion. All employees will be retained through the acquisition. The LightEdge executive management team will remain and continue to manage the company through an aggressive national expansion.

“With Anschutz Company’s expertise in the communications industry and the access to growth capital, LightEdge will be able to better fulfill our corporate vision of providing affordable, highly-reliable managed voice, data and IT services to small and medium-sized businesses in our current and new markets.” said Jim Masterson, chief executive officer and chairman of LightEdge Solutions. “We are now, more than ever, poised to provide our customers the long term partnership we have always promised.”

LightEdge Solutions had initially become successful as a provider of reliable high-speed Internet and Wide-Area-Networks for small and medium-sized businesses in the mid-90’s. In 2003, the company expanded its product offerings by creating an enterprise-grade Voice-over-IP telephony platform. At a time when most companies only offered Converged Access, LightEdge went to market with both Converged Access and Hosted PBX VoIP products. In 2006 LightEdge partnered with a local developer to create a stand-alone, unified data center and business continuity work facility. This facility houses nearly 10,000 square feet of data center space and an equal amount of workspace for business continuity activities. The company is currently developing a completely integrated hosted communication suite based on Microsoft’s Exchange, Communicator and SharePoint products.

With the financial backing of the Anschutz Company, LightEdge is positioned extremely well to duplicate its business successes in new markets across the country to become a national managed IT service provider. Growth will initially come organically through enhanced sales and marketing initiatives in the existing markets of Des Moines, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Omaha, Phoenix, the Quad Cities and new markets. .

About the Anschutz Company
The Anschutz Company is a diversified, privately owned investment firm, owning or with major investments in over 100 companies represented primarily in the fields of energy, pipelines, agriculture, real estate, film production, movie theaters, telecommunications, sports, entertainment, and newspaper publishing.

About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions empowers businesses to be 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. LightEdge Solutions® is a registered trademark of LightEdge Solutions, Inc. For more information, visit www.lightedge.com.

LightEdge Solutions®, the LightEdge Solutions logo and Scale-on-Demand™ are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of LightEdge Solutions, Inc.

TORRANCE, Calif., March 25, 2008 - LiveOffice, a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS),email hosting, email archiving and email continuity solutions, today announced two key executive appointments. Storage and networking industry veteran Jim O’Hara has joined the company as vice president of sales and spearheads all sales initiatives, strategic partnerships and new market development. In addition, SMB marketing expert Dean Nicolls has been named vice president of marketing with responsibilities spanning brand awareness, demand generation, public relations and market strategy for the company’s SaaS (software-as-a-service) solutions.

“This is an exciting time for LiveOffice, and we are pleased to welcome professionals like Jim and Dean to our executive management team,” said Matt Smith, president of LiveOffice. “They each bring valuable expertise that is crucial to our growing success as the market leader in the managed email and archiving industry. Jim’s strong execution skills and proven ability to lead top performing sales teams, coupled with Dean’s breadth of experience in marketing strategy and product management across multiple industries, are vital assets in creating new market opportunities for LiveOffice.”

Jim brings more than 25 years of strategic sales experience to LiveOffice. With extensive knowledge in building emerging businesses and penetrating new markets, Jim has held key sales and business development positions at several industry-leading technology companies, including Symantec and Veritas (acquired by Symantec in 2005), where most recently he led the worldwide service provider sales group for the consumer division. Previously, Jim served as vice president of business development at StorageNetworks and held sales management roles at Cisco Systems. Jim holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and sits on the boards of RFP Depot and the Ogden Raptors.

With more than 20 years of marketing know-how, Dean has a breadth of experience in demand generation, branding, product management, marketing analytics and channel marketing. In his post at LiveOffice, he is responsible for leading marketing initiatives, increasing brand awareness and driving business strategy for the company’s hosted software solutions. In addition to overseeing direct marketing, public relations, analyst relations, channel marketing and website analytics, Dean also supports the overall market, product and channel objectives. Prior to joining LiveOffice, Dean spent five years at Microsoft, where he was responsible for direct marketing and product management for a variety of SMB products and services. He also gained extensive marketing experience with Starbucks, N2H2 (acquired by Secure Computing) and an IBM value-added reseller (VAR). Dean holds a Bachelor of Science from Pepperdine University and an MBA from the University of Washington.

LiveOffice securely manages millions of messages every day for the nation’s largest and most respected companies. With a substantial foothold in financial services, the company’s email archiving and compliance solutions meet the most complex regulatory and corporate requirements for businesses of all sizes, in any industry. In addition, more than 7,500 small businesses trust their email hosting and management to the experts at LiveOffice.

About LiveOffice

LiveOffice is a leading provider of software-as-a-service email archiving and Hosted Exchange 2007 solutions, with more than 8,500 clients and a 99-percent client-retention rate. Founded in 1998 and backed by leading private-equity firm Summit Partners, the company has more than 100 employees with deep experience in messaging, including executives and board members from Symantec, Microsoft, FrontBridge and Postini. For more information, call 800.374.2032 or visit www.liveoffice.com. Visit the LiveOffice Blog at http://blog.liveoffice.com.

March 25, 2008 – Managed hosting and dedicated service provider Fpweb.net (www.fpweb.net) offers new semi-dedicated hosting plans for Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007.

Frontpages now features semi-dedicated SharePoint hosting plans to provide customers with increased SharePoint power, uptime, control and security, all at affordable prices. Solutions start as low as $175 per month and can be ready in hours, not weeks.

“Our goal is to offer clients the power of a dedicated SharePoint server without the big IT costs,” said Rob LaMear, Frontpages President. “With our semi-dedicated plans, WSS and MOSS solutions are available faster and at more affordable prices.”

Fpweb.net 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.

Board Members’ Industry Experience and Insight to Help Leading Email Management and Archiving Software-as-a-Service Provider Expand into New Markets

TORRANCE, Calif., March 17, 2008 LiveOffice, the leading provider of hosted email, archiving, security and compliance solutions, today announced that it has appointed three new veteran industry executives to its Board of Directors:

  • Steve Jillings, former president and CEO of FrontBridge Technologies, a global leader in message management and archiving services acquired by Microsoft in 2005.
  • Nick Mehta, entrepreneur-in-residence at Trinity Ventures, and former vice president and general manager of Symantec’s Enterprise Vault (formerly KVS) information archiving and discovery software business.
  • Susan Carstensen, chief operating officer of RightNow Technologies (NASDAQ: RNOW), an on-demand CRM software and services company, and a 19-year veteran of corporate financial management.

“We are thrilled to have these high-caliber individuals join our board,” said Matt Smith, president of LiveOffice. “Both Nick Mehta and Steve Jillings bring impressive expertise in the archiving and compliance industry, and Susan Carstensen provides in-depth financial and operating knowledge in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) sector. This group’s collective achievements and highly strategic business acumen will be instrumental in accelerating LiveOffice’s growth as we continue to expand our offerings within and beyond the financial services industry.”

Jillings, Mehta and Carstensen join current board members, Chairman Alexander Rusich (chief executive officer), Matthew Smith (president and chief operating officer) and Mark Long (chief financial officer) of LiveOffice as well as Greg Goldfarb (principal) and Harrison Miller (general partner) of Summit Partners. A leading global private equity and venture capital firm, Summit Partners has a minority investment in LiveOffice and is helping the company grow and expand into new markets.

LiveOffice securely manages millions of messages every day for the nation’s largest and most respected companies. With a substantial foothold in financial services, the company’s email archiving and compliance solutions meet the most complex regulatory and corporate requirements for businesses of all sizes, in any industry. In addition, more than 7,500 small businesses trust their email hosting and management to the experts at LiveOffice.

Board Member Biographies

  • Steve Jillings is president and CEO of Vantage Media and the former president and CEO of FrontBridge Technologies, where he was responsible for taking the company from a startup to a global leader in managed messaging services. Tasked with driving the company’s strategic direction and growth, Jillings built a world-class management team focused on execution. Raising $28 million in three rounds of funding allowed the team to build a broad portfolio of services combined with the largest global distribution footprint in the managed messaging space. The growth and accomplishments in that timeframe led to the successful sale of the company to Microsoft in August 2005. Jillings has more than 20 years of business-building experience, specifically in the areas of corporate finance, sales, marketing and technology. Prior to FrontBridge, Jillings was a cofounder and executive vice president of Voyus, a recurring revenue IT services company based in Vancouver, B.C. Jillings has been responsible for seven startups throughout his career, taking them from inception to commercialization and eventual liquidity.
  • Nick Mehta is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Trinity Ventures. He has held senior operating roles for public and private companies in both enterprise and consumer technology markets. Prior to joining Trinity Ventures in 2007, Mehta spent more than five years at Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) and Veritas Software Corporation (acquired by Symantec in 2005). Most recently, Mehta was a vice president at Symantec. He also served as general manager of the Enterprise Vault (formerly KVS) information archiving and discovery software business at Symantec from its acquisition in 2004 until 2007. During this time, the business grew from $23 million in annual sales in 2004 to $200 million in 2007 and received recognition from Gartner, Forrester, IDC and Radicati as the leading product in the “on-premise” email archiving market. Mehta also held other roles leading product management for all email-related businesses at Symantec and previously for CommandCentral, the company’s storage resource management software product line.
  • Susan Carstensen is chief operating officer of RightNow Technologies, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions company built to seamlessly integrate sales force automation software, enterprise marketing automation and customer service solutions to ensure customer loyalty and profitability. A 19-year veteran of corporate financial management, Carstensen oversees RightNow’s finance, information technology and human resource divisions, and she serves on the company’s executive management team. She joined RightNow in 1999 following five years at Powerhouse Technologies, a $200-million publicly traded diversified gaming technology company. At Powerhouse, Carstensen held various positions in finance and audit, advancing to chief financial officer in 1997. She was a key player in the organization’s financial turnaround, culminating in the 1999 sale of the company.

About LiveOffice

LiveOffice is a leading provider of software-as-a-service email archiving and Hosted Exchange 2007 solutions, with more than 8,500 clients and a 99-percent client-retention rate. Founded in 1998 and backed by leading private-equity firm Summit Partners, the company has more than 100 employees with deep experience in messaging, including executives and board members from Symantec, Microsoft, FrontBridge and Postini. For more information, call 800.374.2032 or visit www.liveoffice.com. Visit the LiveOffice Blog at http://blog.liveoffice.com.

17Mar

Fpweb.net Offers High Availability MOSS 2007 Plans

Posted by Exchange Hosting Reviews as Fpweb.net, Press Releases

March 17, 2008 – Managed hosting and dedicated service provider Fpweb.net (www.fpweb.net) offers four new high availability Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 plans.

E-business enterprises depend on their internal or external web sites to generate revenue, cut costs, satisfy customers and optimize business processes. Web sites of this level must respond quickly and be available 24/7 to service customers, business partners and employees. To achieve this exceedingly responsive performance, Frontpages has designed a hosted MOSS infrastructure, housed in multi-server farms, that is appropriately scaled to maintain the highest availability possible.

Frontpages offers High Availability MOSS 2007 hosting plans, ranging from a five server farm at the low end, to a 20 server farm housed in two data centers at the high end. “As companies become more dependent on MOSS for communication and transactions, the need for an infrastructure approaching 100% uptime and high growth potential becomes a business necessity,” said Rob LaMear, Frontpages President. “Our High Availability MOSS hosting plans meet this requirement.”

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.

Blend of End-to-End Business Email Solutions, Enhanced Services, Integration and High Touch Support Sets USA.NET Apart from Competitors

DENVER, CO – March 12, 2008 – Microsoft’s entry into the Microsoft Exchange hosting market with their Online Services offerings signals an upward swing in the trend toward email hosting services and validates the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, according to Doug Howard, Chief Strategy Officer of Perimeter eSecurity and President of top-rated business email provider USA.NET.

“The entry of a giant into a market is always encouraging,” he said. Microsoft announced last week that it would begin offering its state of the art email application as a hosted service.

“We regard our business partner Microsoft’s move into the email hosting market the way a retailer views the presence of a strong anchor retailer in their mall location,,” Howard said.

“We’re excited about Microsoft’s investment in the SaaS model. It is a further indication that this model can deliver more predictable costs, enhanced security, reliability, continuity, compliance readiness, and full-function integration providing a common experience for office, mobile and remote employees alike,” he added.

“By comparison, our business model is much more focused: we sell services. Our clients have business issues, we provide solutions, enabling them to focus on their prime business imperatives. “Because software sales is not our business, we eliminate possible confusion and conflict in that area, and are able to provide an industry-leading, enterprise-class business email service offering utilizing the best products from many software vendors.”

Microsoft Will Boost Exchange Hosting Services Market
“While the availability of Exchange hosting from Microsoft may increase customer options, many organizations – from SMBs to Fortune 100s - will continue to value the high level of customization, customer service, integration between various software vendors’ solutions, smooth migration, documented, audited and guaranteed performance, and ongoing, involved, locally-oriented partnership that they receive with USA.NET,” Howard said.
“So the net result should be a more serious examination of the hosted services or SaaS model by organizations that might not have considered it, which should work for our benefit.”

USA.NET, Email Pioneer, Built Market for Hosted Business Email
“We recognized early on that email is considered critical infrastructure, no less important in today’s world than dial tone, and perhaps even more demanding than voice communications in terms of customization and integration with other business functions. It became obvious to us that this high degree of importance, and the necessity for integration and customization, along with acceptable security, continuity and compliance standards, could be – and needed to be — accomplished most effectively in a hosted services environment.
“Utilizing the advantages of the hosted services environment, we were able to perform strongly enough to lead the hosted email marketplace for 11 years,” he said. “And we expect this leadership to continue. Given our strong performance, and the high level of satisfaction from our clients and channel partners, it is not surprising to us that Microsoft has decided to enter this market.”
USA.NET Provides Additional Services Not Available in the Microsoft Online Services Model
“We are a Microsoft business partner and provide extremely reliable hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP1 and SharePoint Services 3.0. We also do not have a business that relies on software sales, so our message, focus, investments, and strategy are clear and transparent to our clients,” Howard said. “There are many advantages to dealing with USA.NET, including the following:”

* Integrated Solutions Based on 50+ Software Vendors. USA.NET provides custom systems made up of the industry’s 50+ top applications and services proven to deliver the best performance, simplicity and integrative functionality. All types of organizations can choose from our selection of Fortune 50 services to create the solution that exactly fits their needs.
* Track Record and High Renewal Rate. This is reflected in USA.NET’s low 0.06% low customer churn rate, 11 years experience in email hosting, and SLAs that are SAS 70 Type II audited yearly.
* Hosted BlackBerry® Services. USA.NET is also able to provide total integration for BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and GoodTM Mobile Messaging, not available in the Microsoft email hosting services package.
* “Partnership-with-Clients” Business Model. USA.NET’s model means that the company doesn’t simply sell or re-sell hosted business email services. It creates long-term relationships, crafts individualized solutions – not just for companies and departments, but down to the level of the individual employee — and provides a level of integration not possible without a high level of client involvement.
* Exchange Hosting Migration Services. USA.NET has a professional services/migration team unequaled in the industry. It is not a “do-it-yourself” or partner-assisted model. The company has migrated over 2,000,000 mailboxes for businesses of every size and seamlessly moved them from a variety of corporate email platforms, including Microsoft Mail, Lotus Notes®, cc:Mail, GroupWise®, prior versions of Microsoft Exchange, and other platforms with POP and IMAP protocols.
* Customer Support. With USA.NET, clients have access to a comprehensive high touch customer support team, led by a dedicated Technical Account Manager (TAM), who works directly with customers on all service issues and questions. Beyond that USA.NET has a screened, seasoned, and trained technical staff that assures the highest functionality, integration, and connectivity. Above all, the 24×7 service USA.NET provides is highly specialized, expert, and locally oriented. USA.NET clients tell the company that in dealing with their service managers, they always feel as if they are USA.NET’s only client!
* Tiered Service Plans. USA.NET provides tailored Exchange hosting functionality (tiered offerings of Platinum, Gold and Silver) that gives organizations the ability mix and match the final solution based on a company’s individual requirements.
* Hosted Archive. USA.NET offers hosted archive services that are both cost-effective and scalable.

About USA.NET
Cited as the “Top Player” for the business email hosting market by The Radicati Group, Inc., USA.NET, The Global Secure eMessaging Service Provider®, is the only hosting provider that is SAS 70 Type II Audited, Microsoft Gold Certified, a member of the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program for Exchange, and winner of the 2006 Microsoft Excellence Award for Exchange Hosting Solutions. 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. USA.NET is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perimeter eSecurity. For more information about USA.NET visit http://www.usa.net or call 800-653-0179.
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 www.perimeterusa.com.

Confirms Market Acceptance of Hosted Messaging and Security SaaS in the Enterprise

MILFORD, CT – March 11, 2008 – Perimeter eSecurity, the only provider of Complete Security On Demand, announced the appointment of former Counterpane Sales Executive, Rob Bolton, to the position of North American Regional Vice President of Sales for Perimeter eSecurity and USA.NET. USA.NET is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Perimeter eSecurity and the leading provider of secure Microsoft® Exchange Hosting and eMessaging services.

As the North American Regional Sales VP for Global Accounts (Fortune Ranked Companies), Mr. Bolton will be responsible for the enterprise sales strategy of both Perimeter eSecurity and its USA.NET subsidiary and for revenue growth within the company’s rapidly growing large enterprise market.

“We are very excited that Rob Bolton has joined Perimeter eSecurity and USA.NET,” said Doug Howard, Chief Strategy Officer of Perimeter eSecurity and President of USA.NET. “Over the past two years we have selectively built our Fortune 1000 customer base and developed scalable and repeatable Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions that address the complex needs of these companies. More importantly, we have taken our expertise in compliance, developed while servicing our 5,500 customers - a majority of which are in the financial services and healthcare verticals - and have been able to bundle extremely cost-effective, high quality solutions in a market that typically must pay high premiums for mediocre services.”

“I’m thrilled to join such a dynamic, forward thinking organization,” Bolton said. “I was impressed with the positive feedback I received from customers about the USA.NET solutions. It became clear that we solve major challenges for organizations through the delivery of the most comprehensive suite of solutions in the industry, including hosted Exchange, commercial messaging, anti-virus/anti-spam, content filtering, email archiving, encrypted email, secure IM, wireless email, integrated SharePoint® services, as well as backup and disaster recovery. Large enterprises still have a need for the migration services and custom designed messaging solutions that we provide. I’m even more excited now that we are packaging solutions that combine the best services from both Perimeter and USA.NET. Perimeter eSecurity and USA.NET are at a very exciting point in the company’s history and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Bolton ran a sales territory for BT Counterpane where he provided sales leadership and revenue acquisition through BT Counterpane’s core security monitoring and management services. In addition, Mr. Bolton assisted in the design and implementation of many of the BT Counterpane sales best practices, including sales training programs, lead generation activities, corporate presentations, and the overall enterprise sales process. Prior to that, Mr. Bolton held senior management and sales positions with Redsiren, International Network Services, and GE Capital IT Solutions.
“Rob has had a lot of success leading enterprise sales teams targeted at the Fortune 1000 within the IT security and network infrastructure markets,” added Howard. “He will lead the team focused on selling the USA.NET integrated email hosting solution suite and professional services. Rob is a great addition to an already great team.”

About USA.NET
Cited as the “Top Player” for the hosted business email market by The Radicati Group, Inc., USA.NET, The Global Secure eMessaging Service Provider®, is the only hosting provider that is SAS 70 Type II Audited, Microsoft Gold Certified, a member of the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program for Exchange, and winner of the 2006 Microsoft Excellence Award for Exchange Hosting Solutions. 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. USA.NET is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perimeter eSecurity. More information about USA.NET visit www.usa.net .

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 www.perimeterusa.com.

Burlington, MA, March 10, 2008 - 123Together.com, the leading provider of hosted enterprise-class messaging and collaboration solutions such as hosted Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 and hosted Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1, announced today that it welcomes Apple’s recent announcement of support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync in the beta release of Apple’s iPhone 2.0 software. This new feature enhancement will provide wireless “over-the-air” push email, allowing users to access email, contacts and calendars and enabling IT administrators to remotely “wipe” the device if lost or stolen so data will not get into the wrong hands.

123Together.com’s hosted Exchange service provides small and mid-size businesses with immediate enterprise-class messaging and collaboration tools including full support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Windows Mobile and Good Messaging Server. Mobile users have anytime, anywhere access to their email which enables them to view calendars, schedule meetings, and access contact data without having to return to the office to synchronize their data.

Although a popular mobile device with consumers, the iPhone has not been widely accepted as a business tool due to its lack of two-way wireless synchronization with Microsoft Exchange Server. With Apple’s licensing of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, iPhone users will be able to take advantage of the full features and functionality of 123Together.com’s hosted Exchange service with mobile support previously only available to users of BlackBerry, Treo, PocketPC, SmartPhone, and Windows Mobile devices. Apple’s iPhone coupled with 123Together.com’s two-way wireless synchronization with hosted Microsoft Exchange Server will allow executives, sales people and other mobile employees to be in touch with the office no matter where they are, increasing productivity and responsiveness to their colleagues and customers.

“We welcome Apple’s decision to support ActiveSync in the iPhone”, said Ravi Agarwal, chief executive officer of 123Together.com. “This will enable a whole new set of mobile business users to take advantage of Microsoft Exchange as a hosted service and stay connected to their email, calendars and day to day tasks at anytime from any location. This announcement will enable greater implementation of hosted Exchange by iPhone business users as well as increase purchases of iPhones by the mobile workforce.”

iPhone users can take immediate advantage of 123Together.com’s hosted Exchange service to increase corporate productivity and collaboration. Although two-way wireless synchronization will not be widely available on the iPhone until June, users can take immediate advantage of 123Together.com’s hosted Exchange to access their email wirelessly through IMAP in addition to their office PC’s, laptops or from any online device via a web browser.

About 123Together.com
Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, 123Together.com, 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 hosted Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1, full mobile availability for BlackBerry, Treo, PocketPC, SmartPhone and Windows Mobile handhelds; and the ability to resell the service completely white labeled. 123Together.com 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 for shared customers. Additional information can be found at www.123Together.com.

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Contact:
Lisa Masiello
123Together.com
www.123together.com
781-273-6245 x652
[email protected]

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 5, 2008 — LightEdge Solutions, a leading provider of managed Voice, Data and IT business services, today announced the availability of high definition phones for its Hosted Voice-over-IP service. For LightEdge, this announcement marks the first of many related to an expansion of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and other managed services in existing and new markets.

LightEdge now offers the Polycom® SoundPoint® IP 550, 560 and IP 650 phones with Polycom HD Voice™ technology, providing twice the clarity and richness of ordinary phone calls. Advanced technologies include wideband audio, enhanced signal processing and its patented Acoustic Clarity Technology™ for superb voice quality that is high-fidelity as well as noise- and echo-free.

“Polycom’s HD Voice technology provides unprecedented call quality for our customers,” stated Chalan Aras, vice president of product marketing for Polycom’s voice communications solutions division. “As open, standards-based SIP phones become more prevalent in the marketplace, the demand for rich, clear, echo-free calls will continue to rise, and Polycom is well positioned to meet this need with its HD endpoints.”

The SoundPoint IP 550 and IP 560 four-line VoIP desktop phones deliver advanced features and capabilities, such as shared lines, full duplex speaker phone, and buddy lists. In addition, the phones include a backlit, high-resolution, graphical LCD; an integrated XHTML micro-browser for productivity-enhancing Web-based applications; plus flexible customization options to meet the needs of busy managers and professionals. The IP 560 adds Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) support to ensure compatibility with future GigE environments.

The SoundPoint IP 650 six-line VoIP desktop phone was designed to appeal to both executive users who require advanced features and applications, and telephone attendants who need multiple line support. The IP 650 sets a new standard for high-performance IP phones. It provides all the features and capabilities of the IP 550, plus expansion modules to accommodate up to twelve lines, and a USB port for future applications.

“Polycom’s new HD product offerings set the stage for next generation voice services,” said Jim Masterson, chairman and CEO of LightEdge Solutions. “Hosted Voice-over-IP has leveled the playing field for businesses of any size to access the highest quality communications services previously available only to large organizations. Now, small and medium-sized businesses can take advantage of the price advantages of Voice-over-IP yet receive call quality and richness that surpasses that of their traditional PBX system.”

As one of the first companies to offer a business Hosted PBX offering, LightEdge Solutions has witnessed first-hand the growing business VoIP trend and over the past four years has invested substantially to scale its VoIP platform. The company is now aggressively expanding its sales and marketing presence in existing markets and will soon be launching services in new markets through strategic acquisitions. For more information about Lightedge Hosted PBX phone services or Polycom HD Phones for your business, contact 1.877.771.3343 or [email protected]

About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions provides enterprise-grade Hosted Voice-over-IP and other managed services for small and medium-sized businesses through a multi-homed, Cisco Powered Network. By out-tasking its voice platform, 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, visit http://www.lightedge.com.

LightEdge Solutions® and the LightEdge Solutions logo, and Scale-on-Demand™ are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of LightEdge Solutions, Inc.