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Exchange Hosting for March, 2009

TORRANCE, Calif. & TEMPE, Ariz., March 30, 2009 — LiveOffice, a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS), email hosting, email archiving and email continuity solutions, and Insight, a Fortune 500 technology solutions provider, today announced they have signed an agreement to offer LiveOffice’s suite of services to Insight’s U.S. customers. Per this agreement, Insight will provide clients hosted solutions for email, mailbox management, email compliance and e-discovery.

“With our clients’ ever-increasing interest in SaaS solutions, we were looking for a partner that could offer a breadth of email management services, from Hosted Exchange 2007 to full-featured archiving,” said Steve Kedzior, senior vice president of client solutions, Insight. “LiveOffice is a partner we found that complemented their impressive offerings with an agile team able to meet our needs every step of the way by providing reliable and responsive service for our clients.”

Recent industry research reveals that, “SaaS is not going away. By 2011, Gartner predicts that 25% of new business software deployments will be based on SaaS.” In addition, according to Enterprise Strategy Group, the number of midsize businesses using SaaS-based backup and archiving offerings is expected to double over the next two years. This new partnership will help Insight expand its software-as-a-service offerings and deliver additional value to clients who are looking for the benefits of traditional hardware and software, while also trying to maximize their budgets and conserve their internal resources during these challenging economic times.

“Since launching our partner program last year, we have seen tremendous interest from value-added resellers (VARs) looking to expand their SaaS portfolios and reap the benefits of recurring revenue streams,” said LiveOffice’s CEO, Nick Mehta. “Entering into a partnership with a global VAR of Insight’s caliber is extremely exciting for us and excellent validation for the viability of SaaS email management solutions in the channel.”

About Insight

Insight Enterprises, Inc. is a leading provider of brand-name information technology (”IT”) hardware, software and services to large enterprises, small- to medium-sized businesses and public sector institutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The Company has more than 5,000 teammates worldwide and generated sales of $4.8 billion for its most recent fiscal year, which ended December 31, 2007. Insight is ranked number 477 on Fortune magazine’s 2008 ‘Fortune 500′ list. For more information, please call (480) 902-1001 in the United States or visit

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

Hyper-V hosting with virtual dedicated servers offers greater flexibility than dedicated servers and VPS

Apps4Rent LLC, a Microsoft Gold Partner and a leading provider of hosted Exchange, SharePoint and other applications, today announced value price plans for Microsoft Hyper-V hosting services. Apps4Rent’s Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) plans offer the Web hosting industry’s best value to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and resellers who are looking for alternatives to dedicated or virtual private servers (VPS).

Pricing for Virtual Dedicated Server starts at $49/month with large amounts of disk space, bandwidth and memory with option to upgrade or add more virtual machines as you grow. Additional details of the plans can be found on

“The Microsoft Hyper-V hosting platform allows Apps4Rent to deliver an improved offering over traditional VPS offerings generally available in the marketplace while still maintaining VPS type price point,” said Wade Dube, Manager, Apps4Rent. “These are fully isolated virtual machines, equivalent of dedicated servers, with CPUs and memory resources of separated from the physical server”.

Advantages of Microsoft Hyper-V hosting over dedicated server are that Hyper-V hosting allows virtualization of multiple operating systems, including Windows and Linux, all on the same server. Hosted Hyper-V virtual machines deliver better availability than dedicated servers because they can be migrated from one server to another with no downtime or can be restored from backup with ease. Hosted Hyper-V virtual machines are also easier to scale without purchasing additional hardware, and more secure because each virtual machine is completely isolated from the hardware and from other virtual machines.

Apps4Rent enhances the Hyper-V hosting with add on managed virtual dedicated server offering and installation and support for the most commonly used applications. Customers can choose to go with managed virtual dedicated server and leave troubleshooting, patching, 24×7 monitoring of services and backups to the expert IT staff from Apps4Rent.

About Apps4Rent LLC

Apps4Rent LLC (, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is a leading provider of hosted enterprise software applications such as hosted Exchange 2007, Research in Motion’s Blackberry® Enterprise Server hosting, SharePoint hosting, and Hyper-V Virtual Dedicated Server hosting. Apps4Rent’s processes are designed to provide 99.99% uptime with clustered infrastructure located in highly reliable top-tier data centers.

Los Angeles, CA, March 25th, 2009 – DNAmail, an email solutions specialist for businesses of all sizes, has become a Google Apps Authorized Reseller™ for Google Apps™ Premier Edition. Premier Edition is Google’s hosted services for communication and collaboration designed to help companies reduce the costs and headaches of maintaining their own mail systems.

Google Apps™ offers simple to use messaging and collaboration applications for business and their employees – including Gmail™ professional email service, Google Calendar™ shared calendaring, Google Talk™ chat and instant messaging, Google Docs™ document, spreadsheet and presentation sharing and editing, Google Video™ for internal video sharing, and Google Sites™ intranet for knowledge sharing.

“Companies looking to significantly reduce costs for their email infrastructure will benefit from Google Apps”, says George Naspo, CEO of IKANO Communications, the parent company of DNAmail. “In today’s economy, why dedicate technology staff and other resources to maintaining mail servers and fighting spam when those resources could be utilized for revenue generating projects or go straight to the bottom line? DNAmail offers multiple solutions and Google Apps is a great choice for cost-conscious organizations who want a web-based application suite for their ‘always on’ workers to communicate effectively.”

Part of the Google Apps Solutions Marketplace™, DNAmail provides unique services to assist companies to migrate their existing email and employee accounts into Google Apps. DNAmail can also help companies who would like to manage of their user data through APIs for directory synchronization, reporting, and single sign-on.

Other benefits of Google Apps include 99.9% uptime guarantee, 25GB of email storage, mobile phone support (Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Android), Postini spam and filtering tools, SAS70 Type II compliance certification for security, custom branding in your company name, and future service upgrades at no additional cost.

“Google is able to scale to reach a wide network of businesses through our reseller program,” says Jack Weixel, Business Development Manager at Google. “Resellers like IKANO provide the hands-on assistance businesses need to migrate seamlessly onto Google Apps. Employees will enjoy the applications and ease-of-use, service managers will feel comfortable with the security and reliability, and executive and financial managers will love the cost savings.”

IKANO, parent company of DNAmail, began working with Google in 2008 as an aggregator of Google Apps Partner Edition ( for service providers (ISPs), broadband service companies, wireless service providers (WISPs), fiber to the premise providers (FTTP), cable companies, municipalities, and portal providers who offer email to their customers. Now companies who don’t qualify for Partner Edition can take full advantage of Premiere Edition through DNAmail.

About DNAmail
DNAmail, a division of IKANO Communications, is an email solutions provider serving businesses of all sizes. DNAmail specializes in Google Apps and Hosted Exchange services and offers complete solutions to meet the messaging and collaboration needs of businesses. For more information, visit

IKANO Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of web-based communication solutions for business and residential customers in the US and Canada – including Internet access, email, hosting, portal, billing and support. IKANO’s services are offered both directly and through hundreds of Internet Service Providers and other partners on a wholesale and private label basis. IKANO makes it easy for service providers to maintain a unique brand while eliminating the hassle of network contracts, servers, and call centers. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, the company has offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Toronto. For more information, visit IKANO also owns DSLExtreme, the largest privately held DSL service provider in California. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Los Angeles, DSLExtreme offers a suite of superior quality online services for consumer and business customers throughout the United States. The DSLExtreme network serves tens of thousands of clients in over twenty-one major metropolitan areas across the country. For more information on small business solutions from DSLExtreme, visit

Acme Packet Net-Net SBC streamlines and simplifies delivery of service based on BroadSoft and Microsoft solutions

BURLINGTON, MA, March 24, 2009 — Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that LightEdge, the leading hosted services provider dedicated to the communications and IT needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has deployed Acme Packet’s Net-Net® session border controller (SBC) to deliver its recently-announced Hosted Unified Communications, a new service based on BroadSoft’s BroadWorks® Voice-over-IP (VoIP) application platform as well as Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration. LightEdge deployed Acme Packet SBCs to simplify new customer activation and enable “click-to-call” functionality in tandem with the BroadSoft platform.

The LightEdge service provides one platform for voice, email, instant messaging and calendaring, allowing a user to collaborate in real-time within the office and outside the office. Hosted Unified Communications is part of the LightEdge Connected Office suite of products, and helps SMBs more easily and cost-effectively obtain unified communications (UC) as a hosted service. LightEdge Connected Office suite includes Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 for hosted email, BroadSoft BroadWorks Hosted PBX VoIP, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 for instant messaging and presence, Microsoft Live Meeting and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. The solution can be purchased incrementally or as an entire integrated bundle to support a business’ e-mail, calendaring, conferencing, voice and collaboration needs.

Acme Packet’s Net-Net SBC was deployed in the LightEdge network to help simplify the process of activating new customers. The SBC’s ability to enable seamless communications for LightEdge customers by mediating and controlling signaling flows between SIP phones and LightEdge service elements reduces interoperability issues, leading to shorter service activation cycles with fewer trouble tickets and higher customer satisfaction.

The Net-Net SBC also works in tandem with the BroadSoft platform to enable “click-to-call,” a feature of the LightEdge service that provides end users with the ability to initiate or receive VoIP calls simply by clicking a button on their desktop.  Because the Acme Packet SBC can effectively manipulate SIP messages, LightEdge can offer click-to-call or other features that boost productivity and improve the business communications experience for LightEdge customers.

“Our customers expect strong ease of use from our Hosted Unified Communications service,” said Jeff Springborn, president and COO of LightEdge. “Acme Packet’s SBCs enable that while giving us the ability to offer a very high-quality integrated user experience.”

“The integration of hosted voice with existing desktop applications offers a huge opportunity for increasing overall business efficiency,” said Dino Di Palma, vice president of sales and business development at Acme Packet.  “LightEdge’s use of our SBCs further validates the business benefits of supplementing basic VoIP and UC functions with advanced session border control.”

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

About Acme Packet
Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first-class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, large enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols—SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248—and multiple border points—interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by more than 635 customers in 92 countries, including 29 of the top 30, and 89 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit

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

With the number of new business ventures growing during the current recession, Intermedia offers plans targeted specifically for entrepreneurs

New York, NY (March 24, 2009) - Intermedia, the leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider specializing in messaging and collaboration solutions, today announced a new set of Exchange Hosting plans designed specifically for entrepreneurial ventures. The plans combine a single Microsoft Exchange/Outlook mailbox with wireless synchronization for a BlackBerry™ smartphone, Apple iPhone or Windows Mobile device.

Within the current economic downturn, Intermedia has seen a growing number of experienced professionals leaving their former careers to leverage their skills in new consultancy practices or other entpreneurial ventures. After relying heavily on the collaborative and wireless functionality of Microsoft Exchange in previous jobs, these new entrepreneurs want the same for their new businesses. Intermedia’s new plans cater exclusively to this need and in turn help these new businesses thrive.

“For small and new businesses, email is often the first line of communication with customers and therefore highly critical to growth and success,” said Danny Essner, Director of Marketing for Intermedia. “The need for constant uptime and instant wireless access to email and data is punctuated for businesses starting up in a struggling economy and we are happy to lend to their success.”

“Having worked at multiple Fortune 500 companies, most recently as general counsel, I wanted, for my own new business, the same full collaboration and BlackBerry functionality that I was used to,” said Joseph Schohl, President of GeneralCounselWest, a California-based new business that provides legal and consulting services to General Counsels and other Senior Executives. “Intermedia’s one-mailbox plan was the perfect solution – I get all of the features I want without having to overspend for users I don’t yet have. It allows me to be highly responsive to my clients in a competitive environment.”

For only $20 per month, users will have access to one hosted Exchange mailbox with BlackBerry wireless synchronization. For iPhone and Windows Mobile users, plans cost $15 per month and come with one hosted Exchange mailbox with Exchange ActiveSync wireless synchronization. All plans are backed by Intermedia’s 99.999% uptime guarantee and include 24×7x365 support.

TORRANCE, Calif., March 24, 2009 — LiveOffice, the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS)email archiving solutions, today issued the following open letter to senior executives at companies participating in the U.S. government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP):

Dear Executives of Companies Receiving TARP Funding:

With the current financial crisis, we as a nation are seeking ways to restore investor, regulator and taxpayer confidence in our financial markets. Many financial services companies are under tremendous pressure to show that TARP funding is being properly allocated, which means increasing the transparency of company operations. With much of your business operations conducted via electronic communications, such as email and instant messaging, why not make a strong statement to the public by ensuring that all of your electronic communications are properly captured and stored in a secure, fully searchable repository, so they are available on-demand? If you’re willing, we can help.

We recently introduced the LiveOffice Economic Recovery Plan to state and local governments as well as educational institutions. This program is designed to provide organizations in need with reliable email archiving at a drastically reduced price. We would like to extend this program to you to help increase your operational transparency. As an added benefit, you can also ensure that your emails and attachments are being properly maintained according to your corporate, legal and regulatory obligations. The LiveOffice Economic Recovery Plan allows you to take advantage of our SaaS-based email archiving and hosting solutions with no monthly payments until June 1, 2009.*

For more information on this program, please contact one of our Economic Recovery Plan Experts at 800.374.2032.


Nick Mehta
CEO, LiveOffice

Perimeter Leads Security SaaS Marketplace With Its Aggressive Growth Strategy And It’s Highly Innovative and Unmatched Product Suite

Milford, CT, March 24, 2009 – Perimeter eSecurity‘s CEO, Brad Miller, has been named the 2009 Innovator of the Year by Business New Haven. Perimeter eSecurity, the only provider of complete security on demand, began offering its innovative outsourced security services eight years ago, long before today’s “cloud computing” trend caught on. This head start has put Perimeter at the forefront of providing security and related services in a SaaS model that makes Enterprise class services available to companies at any size.

It was by no means obvious in 2000 that Internet security services would turn into such a huge growth industry. Perimeter decided not only to focus the company on providing security services but also to initially target the financial-services industry, which has always been subject to the toughest regulatory requirements, an innovative strategy which has led to the company’s significant year over year growth. Since then the company has added other verticals such as healthcare, telecommunications, and has built a strong channel partner organization. Perimeter is the only company to offer 50 IT security services in the areas of Vulnerability Defense, Intrusion Defense, Network Defense, Email Defense, System Defense, User Defense, Secure Hosted Email and Email Archiving. Business connected to Perimeter’s network can order these services on demand much like you would order a pay-per-view movie from a cable company.

Profitable since 2001, Perimeter’s revenues have grown an average of 331 percent per year over the last five years. Perimeter reports that the current economic downturn is only increasing the willingness of customers large and small to adopt Perimeter’s software-as-a-service model which requires no CAPEX investment and is provided on an affordable subscription basis.

Perimeter has acquired and successfully integrated 16 companies in the last 6 years, each of which contributed critical technologies such as hosted email, email archiving, and vulnerability assessment, and/or customer base that helped to drive the company’s growth. In 2007 Perimeter received two funding rounds totaling $104 million from Goldman Sachs, Bessemer Ventures and Stripes Group. Over the past several years Perimeter has repeatedly achieved high rankings on Deloitte & Touche’s North American Technology Fast 500 list and on Inc. Magazine’s list of the country’s fastest-growing private companies, and was also positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America, 1H07”1 report. Perimeter eSecurity has over 10,000 customers, 3,000 of which are in the financial services industry, and 350 employees.

Mr. Miller was honored at a special reception on March 5th in New Haven. With a bachelor’s degree in economics from Franklin & Marshall College and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University School of Business, Miller has also worked as an investment banker at Schroders, PLC and as chief operating officer of PRG, a supplier of entertainment technology products and services.

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, User Defense, Secure Hosted Email and Email Archiving. Through its top rated hosted eMessaging provider subsidiary, USA.NET, Perimeter provides custom, mission critical messaging infrastructure to organizations of all sizes. 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 nine geographically distributed technical offices and three redundant data centers, Perimeter’s services are always available and have been validated by multiple independent third parties. For more information about Perimeter visit

For additional information contact:
Cathy Clarke
CNC Associates
[email protected]

BRI Senior Consultant Alexander Karst has achieved both Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2003 (MCSE 2003) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional Enterprise Administrator (MCITP) certifications. By acheiving these certifications Mr. Karst has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft’s products and platforms including Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. More information regarding the requirements for these highly-regarded IT certifications can be found at is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Networking Infrastructure Solutions, and Security Solutions competencies. For more information abbout how BRI can help your business contact [email protected].


Android App Syncs Calendar and Contacts with Exchange

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Wrike contact calendar sync with Exchange on Android

When the G1 came out on T-Mobile, a company by the name of Wrike made a free app that would allow Android users to sync contacts with Microsoft Exchange accounts.  Well a recent addition of calendar sync with Exchange has added more features and also now a price too.  Android can handle Exchange mail with its IMAP interface despite it not being a native ActiveSync interface, and contact sync was free with the first Wrike.  For the price of $24.95 and the requirement of Exchange 2007, you can decide if this is a price worth paying to add calendar sync.

SharePoint Hosting with 40 Templates Starting at $8.95/Month

Apps4Rent LLC, the leading provider of Microsoft SharePoint hosting services, today announced that it is now including forty Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 application templates free to subscribers of any of Apps4Rent’s SharePoint hosting plans.

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is a powerful work force collaboration tool that integrates seamlessly with Microsoft’s business productivity tools such as Microsoft Office 2007. Apps4Rent offers Windows SharePoint Hosting Services in a variety of plans that suit businesses of all sizes, as listed at

Hosted SharePoint is an effective tool that empowers business teams to improve communication and collaboration, thereby resulting in improved productivity. Hosted SharePoint application templates are ready-to-use solutions that fulfill specific needs of a broad spectrum of business users. SharePoint hosting templates provide all the tools needed for the specific process but are still easily customized to more efficiently fit with the business workflow.

“With the downturn in the economy, companies want to accomplish more with less staff. They can achieve their goals by allowing secure access to hosted SharePoint applications whether in the office, home, or on the road,” said company executive, Wade Dube. “When companies host with Apps4Rent, they get the benefits of a proven Microsoft platform, and the knowledgeable support from a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.”

Among the hosted SharePoint templates included with Apps4Rent’s SharePoint hosting plans are applications such as discussion database, timecard management, classroom management, helpdesk system, marketing campaign tracking, budget and project management, expense reimbursement and approval, events planning, knowledgebase management, and many other SharePoint templates.

About Apps4Rent LLC

Apps4Rent LLC, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is a leading provider of hosted enterprise software applications including those for messaging and collaboration, such as hosted Exchange 2007, BlackBerry® Enterprise Server hosting, Windows SharePoint Hosting Services, and Hyper-V Virtual Dedicated Server hosting. 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 (NOC).

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Apps4Rent Now Offers BlackBerry Add-on Option with Hosted Exchange Price Plans

Apps4Rent, a leading application hosting provider of premium business messaging and collaboration solutions, has joined the BlackBerry® Alliance Program as a BlackBerry® Solution Provider. Apps4Rent offers a complete Small Business Mobile Solution to customers that includes managed care and hosting of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution as well as technical support services.

Apps4Rent’s per user pricing for the hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Solution is $9.95 per month, when purchased with any of Apps4Rent’s hosted Microsoft® Exchange plans that start at $6.95 per month. The service includes a 1 GB mailbox, mobile synchronization, Outlook Web Access, advanced anti-spam and more. As a promotion, Apps4Rent is waiving any set-up fee for new hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Solution subscribers, if they sign up before May 1, 2009. Additional details of the plans can be found at

Apps4Rent has long been a provider of Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint hosting, with industry standard features and 24/7 phone, email and chat support. Through the combination of Hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Hosted Exchange, Apps4Rent can offer customers a best-of-breed integrated mobile solution that’s managed and supported by IT experts. The integrated solution provides customers with secure wireless access to Exchange email, contacts, calendars, task lists and scheduling, making communications on-the-go even easier.

About Apps4Rent LLC

Apps4Rent LLC is a leading provider of hosted enterprise software applications including those for messaging and collaboration, such as hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007, BlackBerry® Enterprise Server hosting, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, and Hyper-V virtual server hosting. 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 (NOC). For additional information, please visit or contact Wade ([email protected]) at 1-646-506-9354.

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