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Exchange Hosting for December, 2008

New Offering Reinforces Intermedia’s First to Market Reputation

New York, NY (December 18, 2008) - Intermedia, the leading provider of email, collaboration and productivity SaaS solutions, today announced the availability of its Business Productivity Suite (BPS), the first hosted solution to include hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS) and Microsoft Outlook 2007 as a bundled offering. This new solution helps businesses increase productivity and efficiency while allowing greater flexibility and lower risk, all for a lower price point than on-premise software or a la carte hosted services.

“Hosted OCS from Intermedia has really helped us communicate and collaborate more efficiently,” said Diana Umarova of MGN Capital, a New York-based financial services consulting firm and an Intermedia client. “Its tight integration with hosted Exchange to provide real-time presence information within Outlook makes our hosted Exchange service far more powerful effective than Exchange on its own.”

The launch of BPS extends Intermedia’s long track record of firsts in the hosted messaging and collaboration space. Intermedia was the first provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007, first to market with hosted OCS 2007, and now the first to market with a true hosted productivity suite. The company credits these achievements to its Intermedia-developed HostPilot® platform, a robust and flexible system that offers far more functionality than other locked-down platforms. This enables Intermedia to deploy new hosted services to its customers far faster than other hosting providers - or even Microsoft.

In addition to offering bundled Microsoft Exchange 2007, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS) and Microsoft Outlook 2007 in the Intermedia BPS, Intermedia’s offering includes other notable industry-leading capabilities:

Inclusive copies of Microsoft Outlook 2007 & Entourage 2008 with its BPS plans
BlackBerry and iPhone Synchronization as with all Intermedia offerings
Award winning control panel as with all Intermedia offerings
Month to month contracts
High SLA, 99.999% uptime guarantee
Email compliance, archiving, encryption, delegated administration and other options offered solely through Intermedia
Intermedia’s BPS solution is available for $15 per user per month. More information is available at

18Dec Achieves Safe Harbor Certification

Posted by Exchange Hosting Reviews as, Press Releases

December 18, 2008 – Managed hosting provider ( announced
that they have achieved the Safe Harbor certification for data protection.
We self-certify compliance with:
Safe Harbor Certification

Safe Harbor certification proves that hosted services meets the privacy protection standards set forth by the European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection. This means that all customer data is pre–certified to move freely in and out of European Union (EU) countries, making the connection with these countries more time and cost efficient.

With Safe Harbor, customers can confidently conduct business dealings with EU countries without delay. “We do our best to remove any and all obstacles that might obstruct the business of our clients,” said Rob LaMear IV, CEO. “This certification is just one more guarantee that our clients will experience a secure, seamless hosted solution.” For more information on’s Safe Harbor Certification, visit their site at, or call 866.780.4678. provides managed hosting services for SharePoint, Exchange, Project, PerformancePoint, Office Communications Server and SQL to customers around the world. offers shared, semi–dedicated and dedicated server environments to cater to the client’s need for speed, security and control, while cutting IT costs 60%. All hosted services are housed in SAS 70 Type II data centers with PCI, SOX and HIPPA compliance to ensure the highest level of data security. Additionally, each solution is backed 24/7 by expert, U.S.–based service and support. With’s rapid server deployment, clients can access the infrastructure they need today, without a significant up–front investment. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, they serve over 5,000 enterprise customers including the NY Yankees, U.S. Air Force and Dow Chemical.

Blue Ridge InternetWorks (BRI) will launch gigabit connectivity to the world’s largest Internet peering point this month, giving it’s customers improved access and hosting performance. “The demand for bandwidth continues to grow, and with the core of the Internet located 100 miles away we knew there had to be a solution”, stated Baylor Fooks of BRI. BRI’s new connectivity will involve a leased fiber optic connection to Equinix’s Ashburn, VA campus. It is estimated that as much as 80% of the world’s Internet traffic is exchanged at the Equinix facility each day. “This opens up a new world to us”, explained Fooks. “With more than 150 network providers present at Equinix we can peer with tier one Internet carriers at much better terms. Previously we were locked into deals for years at a time. The arrangement also allows us to offer excellent Disaster Recovery options to Charlottesville-based businesses.”

Contact Baylor Fooks for additional information.

Apps4Rent LLC, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and the leading provider of premium hosted solutions for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), announced the addition of SharePoint hosting to their flexible price plans today. The affordable price plans for SharePoint Web site hosting with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0) start at $8.95/month that includes 500MB disk space, project collaboration, document sharing, mobile access, and more. Further details of the pricing plan can be found at

Hosted SharePoint on the Apps4Rent secure server cluster gives SMBs all the benefits of integrated virtual collaboration technology added to Web site hosting, previously affordable only to larger corporations. Hosted WSS 3.0 allows team members, clients, partners and vendors to share documents, schedules and calendars, task and contact lists, project workspaces, and a variety of hosted SharePoint templates for business applications. The newest features of the hosted SharePoint application include collaboration for documents, blogs and wikis.

Wade Dube, an executive with Apps4Rent, shares the hosting company’s excitement. “Apps4Rent has always believed that SharePoint hosting is a great productivity enhancing platform, offering flexibility, scalability, security, and reliability. With the advanced features incorporated into hosted WSS 3.0, our business customers, ably supported by our knowledgeable team, have the opportunity to take advantage of the vast repertoire of tools available, and use them to improve business productivity.”

SharePoint WSS 3.0 hosting also gives businesses the ability to have integrated document libraries, as well as web content management with policies and workflow. An enterprise portal template, site directory, my sites and social networking with privacy control, as well as the ability to create intranets and extranets, round out the features of SharePoint hosting services nicely.

Apps4Rent gives you unlimited users on your Microsoft SharePoint hosting account, and the pricing plans include four choices for maximum flexibility. Reseller plans ( for SharePoint hosting services are also available.

Apps4Rent LLC, a leading application hosting provider of premium business messaging and collaboration solutions, today announced flexible price plans for Microsoft’s Hosted Exchange 2007. These hosted exchange business e-mail plans offer the Web hosting industry’s best value to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and resellers. Pricing starts at $6.95/month for a single 1 GB hosted exchange mailbox account, and mailboxes can be selected in 1, 2, 4 and 8 GB sizes. Additional details of the plans can be found on

Microsoft Exchange is a leading messaging product with features for management of e-mail, contacts, calendaring, tasks, unified messaging, and mobile and web-based access to information.

Apps4Rent’s Hosted Exchange 2007 plans provide customers with industry standard features at value prices with 24/7 phone, e-mail, and chat support. The Hosted Exchange plans include free Outlook 2007 or Entourage 2008, Outlook Web Access, anti-spam and anti-virus protection, SharePoint space of 500 MB, and Microsoft’s activesync software that enables synchronization with phones and PDAs such as iPhone, Treo, and Windows Mobile based smart phones. Blackberry synchronization feature is available for an additional fee.

Plans are available for resellers ( who can private label the offerings in multiple languages and currencies with access to a user friendly Web based control panel based on Microsoft’s Hosting and Messaging Collaboration (HMC) solution. With the HMC based control panel, Apps4Rent plans to offer additional hosted products from Microsoft that integrate with Hosted Exchange and SharePoint and will be sold through resellers.

With Apps4Rent’s turnkey solution, resellers can design their own plans and start offering commercial service within hours. Customers can get automatically provisioned and can self-administer their accounts with multi-tiered access control. Additional features include billing automation and a Web site template.

Apps4Rent LLC is a leading provider of hosted enterprise software applications including those for messaging and collaboration, such as, hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Apps4Rent’s systems and processes are designed to provide 99.99% uptime with clustered infrastructure located in highly reliable top-tier data centers, and monitored 24×7×365 by experienced system administrators from a Network Operating Center.

December 11, 2008 - Managed hosting provider ( now offers SmarterStats Enterprise Edition as an add-on to their Windows Web Hosting plans.

SmarterStats is a high-powered web analytic tool that provides customers with in-depth statistics for their business or personal websites. For only $10 per month, this add-on feature allows clients to custom tailor web reports, drill down to pertinent data and identify traffic trends to improve online usability.

“The majority of today’s businesses rely on their websites for sales and profitability,” said Rob LaMear IV, CEO. “For this reason, they need to understand their current web traffic and identify trends to make improvements.” chose the SmarterStats product because it provides customers with the reliable, detailed statics they need. “Plus, it operates in a standard web browser, which provides customers with a familiar interface they can easily navigate,” added LaMear. specifically offers the Enterprise Edition of SmarterStats, which includes additional features for custom/emailed reports, automated diagnostics and other functionality. For more information on Windows Web Hosting with SmarterStats, call 866.780.4678. provides managed hosting services for SharePoint, Exchange, Project, PerformancePoint, Office Communications Server and SQL to customers around the world. offers shared, semi-dedicated and dedicated server environments to cater to the client’s need for speed, security and control, while cutting IT costs 60%. All hosted services are housed in SAS 70 Type II data centers with PCI, SOX and HIPPA compliance to ensure the highest level of data security. Additionally, each solution is backed 24/7 by expert, U.S.-based service and support. With’s rapid server deployment, clients can access the infrastructure they need today, without a significant up-front investment. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, they serve over 5,000 enterprise customers including the NY Yankees, U.S. Air Force and Dow Chemical.

Network Products Guide recognizes AppRiver for superior products, people, performance and market potential

GULF BREEZE, FL, December 9, 2008 – AppRiver LLC, a leading provider of secure e-mail messaging solutions, today announced that Network Products Guide ranked the company among the world’s elite Software-as-a-Service companies, naming it a “Hot Company” Finalist for 2009.

Selected from a global industry analysis of information technology vendors, AppRiver has advanced to the finalist stage based on its achievements in the areas of product, people, performance, and potential. This year’s evaluation process also assessed candidates for entrepreneurial spirit, seasoned executive teams, a clear understanding of the market segment, products and solutions, emerging market opportunities, well developed revenue-growth model and clearly planned expansion strategies.

“The 2009 Hot Company Award recognizes companies that are making great strides in their industries with the most innovative technologies, employees and growth strategies,” said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Info Security Products Guide. “Companies like AppRiver have been able to succeed in the competitive security space, and have the growth and achievements to prove it. We congratulate AppRiver on its finalist placement and look forward to seeing them at the 2009 World Executive Alliance Summit.”

The 2009 Hot Company Award winners will be announced and honored at the 2009 World Executive Alliance Summit in San Francisco, California on March 26-27, 2009. The event will be represented by technology companies from all over the world in the areas of security, wireless, storage, networking, software and communications. To see the complete list of finalists, please visit:

About Network Products Guide Awards
Network Products Guide, published from the heart of Silicon Valley, is a leading provider of products, technologies and vendor related research and analysis. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit

About AppRiver
Founded in April 2002, AppRiver – based in Gulf Breeze, Florida – is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) security 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 35,000 customers around the world – and an impressive 97 percent customer retention rate since its inception – AppRiver is one of the largest email security managed service providers worldwide. In 2008, Red Herring magazine named AppRiver one of its top 100 companies to watch. The company was also named to CRN Magazine’s 2007 Emerging Tech Dynamos list. For more information, visit

Customers stay connected across organisational and geographical borders.

Warrington, UK, Monday December 8th, 2008. Simply Mail Solutions, the leading email hosting company, has added Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to its existing hosting products.

In the increasingly globalised business world many business applications cannot be dealt with by inflexible standard software. Windows SharePoint however allows creation of a single workspace for teams to coordinate schedules, to organise documents and to participate in discussions across geographical and organisational boundaries. With wikis and blogs it is also possible to create forums for brainstorming ideas, building knowledge bases, or gathering information in an easy to edit format with new 40 templates provided by Microsoft. The templates provided cover most business areas including HR, IT operations, Marketing and industry specific applications.

Commented Colin Smith (MD): ?SharePoint technology is an important tool for many businesses nowadays. Considering the general shift for companies to outsource their IT to hosting companies like SMS, SharePoint hosting is a developing market that we fully want to be part of. In addition, many of the arguments apply to SharePoint hosting as to email hosting including the maintenance of servers, no capital cost for the customer and servers are located in high quality and reliable environments ? all to the benefit of our customers?

For more details of SMS see:

DES MOINES, IA, December 3, 2008 – LightEdge, the leading hosted services partner dedicated to the full breadth of communications and IT needs for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), today announced the launch of LightEdge SIP Trunking, a service that reduces the complexity and costs associated with delivering voice systems for a small to medium-sized (SMB) or multiple site business. LightEdge will offer the service as part of its Advanced Voice Solutions suite in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri and Illinois over its privately managed Cisco Powered IP network.

“LightEdge is continually developing voice alternatives which simplify administration and reduce overall costs for small and medium-sized businesses,” said Jeff Springborn, president and chief operating officer of LightEdge. “At a time when there is such turmoil and uncertainty in the market, we feel fortunate to be able to offer a service that can positively impact a company’s bottom line.”

SIP Trunking Overview
SIP Trunking is a way for a business to exchange voice traffic between an IP PBX and an Internet Telephony Service Provider (ITSP) over a dynamic broadband connection rather than physical line or PRI with the phone company. The ITSP in turn connects to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to terminate the call. A SIP Trunk can effectively save money and simplify operations in several ways:

  • Traditional PRI circuits are capable of supporting 23 channels. Businesses needing 5 channels or 25 channels must purchase enough PRI circuits to satisfy their needs, leading to wasted capability and additional costs. In addition, PRI termination hardware is expensive and may not support future capabilities. In contrast, SIP Trunks can be purchased in any quantity and additional trunks may be added as the company grows. IP PBXs don’t require an additional PRI port and can leverage a low cost Ethernet port to interconnect.
  • SIP Trunking is a converged technology – meaning both voice and data traffic flow over the same broadband connection. Bandwidth over an Internet connection is dynamically allocated between both voice and data using a process known as QoS (Quality of Service) to ensure that voice traffic is routed with priority. This convergence allows a business to extract full value out of its Internet investment.
  • SIP Trunks, Internet service and Long Distance are delivered from a single provider for a single support contact and a unified bill covering all services.

“SIP Trunking allows businesses to leverage an existing IP PBX to reduce costs, but it is also possible to get additional features not available through their existing PBX,” remarked Mike McHenry, Director of Product Development for LightEdge, “The LightEdge Personal Mobility Pack allows users access to incredible mobility options such as Simultaneous Ring, Sequential Ring and Remote Office over their SIP Trunk.”

LightEdge SIP Trunking is compatible with select IP PBX systems from Aastra, Adtran, Asterisk, Avaya, Cisco, Digium, Microsoft Response Point, Mitel, Nortel , Panasonic, Toshiba and Vertical. For specific models and configurations please consult with LightEdge sales and voice engineering staff.

About LightEdge
LightEdge is the only hosted services partner fully dedicated to providing a full breadth of communications and IT services to small and medium-sized businesses looking for a better way to focus on their core business, not the technology that supports it. For more information, visit

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

TORRANCE, Calif., December 3, 2008 — LiveOffice, a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS), email hosting,email archiving and email continuity solutions, has earned a spot on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies. The company’s No. 58 ranking reflects increasing market demand for SaaS email archiving, compliance and e-discovery solutions, which is further illustrated by its noteworthy 284-percent growth over the past five years.

“We’re thrilled by this honor, especially given that it focuses on businesses in our hometown,” said Nick Mehta, LiveOffice CEO. “We couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve achieved to date and hope our aggressive growth strategy moves us to the top of the list in the next few years. This award presents us with the opportunity to publicly thank our clients for their continued loyalty and our employees for their incredible dedication.”

After surveying more than 1,000 privately held companies in Los Angeles County, the editors of the Los Angeles Business Journal ranked companies according to their percentage of revenue growth between 2005 and 2007. In order to qualify for the list, companies must be headquartered in Los Angeles County and have revenues of at least $5 million in 2007.

This year, LiveOffice also earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 as one of its Top 100 Businesses in the Los Angeles region, in addition to garnering recognition in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey.

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 Visit the LiveOffice Blog at

LiveOffice and its logo are trademarks of LiveOffice LLC. All other company names and products may be trademarks of their respective companies.

About Los Angeles Business Journal

Each week, the award-winning Los Angeles Business Journal examines the many ways that the L.A. economy operates. Together with the economic news, demographics and lifestyle profiles, the Los Angeles Business Journal is presented in an accessible format. First-rate editorial and research teams provide in-depth analyses of the community’s ever-changing business and economic scene.

Regular departments include Up Front, highlighting stories of importance featuring Los Angeles businesses and their decision-makers; Media & Technology, focusing on up-to-the-minute changes and innovations in the businesses that serve these fields; Small Business, profiling those smaller businesses moving into the fore; and Investment and Finance, where L.A.’s many public companies are profiled and analyzed.