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Delivers Secure, Device Agnostic Mobility Services To Enterprises On-Demand
MILFORD, CT – July 15, 2008 – Perimeter eSecurity subsidiary, USA.NET, announced today their Unified Mobility Platform (UMP) now also includes the latest iPhone 2.0 SDK to deliver secure, device agnostic mobile messaging services to enterprises on-demand. Enterprise employees are now free to select the device of their choice and have it fully integrated with their Hosted Microsoft Exchange implementation, making it easy to accommodate business and personal needs via a single device. With UMP, enterprises can now satisfy technology populists without the costs associated with deploying new platforms, service upgrades, employee certifications and providing 24X7 support for multiple devices. Unlike in-house business email systems that often need to limit mobility choices to reduce the total cost of ownership and minimize complexity, USA.NET’s email hosting customers enjoy the ability to select the device that best suits their business needs and lifestyle, and do so on a user-by-user basis.
“With all of the challenges IT organizations face supporting mobility there isn’t a one size fits all device or platform,” Doug Howard, Chief Strategy Officer, Perimeter eSecurity and President, USA.NET. “Gone are the days when enterprises could dictate what platform their employees will use. CIO’s are feeling pressure to support numerous devices such as the iPhone and at the same time to apply consistent governance policies across the enterprise. UMP facilitates this by applying an audit trail for archiving emessaging, ediscovery, patch management, etc. within an industry leading environment of layered security and regulatory compliance.”
Up until now CIOs have had to grapple with a myriad of devices that generate platform conflicts, security issues and support nightmares while facing a user population of device evangelists who refuse to standardize. USA.NET’s UMP eliminates the need to understand intricacies of different messaging architectures such as, ActiveSync, Good™ Mobile Messaging and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server. This SaaS offering is supported by 50 pre-integrated IT security and eMessaging archiving services from parent company, Perimeter eSecurity, and implements corporate governance and security policies compliant with the Federal regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley, GLBA and HIPAA.
According to Michele Pelino’s July 2008 report titled Demand Insights: Enterprise Mobility 2008 from Forrester Research, “82% of firms report that they support more than one device type — and it’s only going to get worse. With Technology Populism — the phenomena of employees bringing consumer technology to work and demanding to use it — employees are already asking, and will continue to ask, to use their favorite personal device, such as the iPhone, at work to access email and other corporate information.”
“Few hosted emessaging service providers possess the years of experience in supporting multiple devices on a unified platform or the ability to leverage direct partnerships with Microsoft and BlackBerry/RIM to offer best of breed integrated services, all within the context of a comprehensive security environment,” said Sara Radicati, President & CEO, Radicati Group . “A cost effective software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution such as UMP enables IT Depts. to benefit from the latest upgrades and integrations without impact to their IT infrastructure, risk profile or support framework.”
UMP integrates the newly released iPhone 2.0 SDK with ActiveSync® for Windows Mobile® devices and with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, Good™ Mobile Messaging, and other leading handheld device management software. All handheld devices will be able to access all of Microsoft Exchange’s rich, productive and secure mobile features, including always-synched wireless email, calendars, contacts and more. All of this comes with USA.NET’s award winning 24X7X365 support and with the ability to remote kill a device anywhere and at any time. The latest features include:
* Secure Push email, contacts, calendar events and more
* Global Address List (GAL) support
* More security than IMAP / POP3 functionality
* Ability to view Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, JPEG, and iWork attachments exactly as designed
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.
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Nationally-Recognized Thought Leader and former BT Counterpane COO, to Help Guide the Growth of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Network Security Leader
MILFORD, CT – February 12, 2008 – Perimeter eSecurity, the provider of complete security on demand, announced the appointment of Doug Howard to the position of Chief Strategy Officer and President of USA.NET , Perimeter’s wholly-owned subsidiary and a leading provider of secure eMessaging services . As Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Howard will be responsible for Perimeter’s product strategy including mergers and acquisitions.
“We are very excited to welcome Doug Howard to Perimeter,” said Brad Miller, CEO of Perimeter eSecurity. “Doug’s deep experience in enterprise IT security and secure messaging is a great compliment to our team. I am particularly happy to have such a forward-thinking executive to guide the growth of our service portfolio and our USA.NET subsidiary.”
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to help shape the future strategy of Perimeter eSecurity, a company that is the uncontested leader in the fastest growing sector of the IT security market today, security software-as-a-service ,” said Doug Howard, Chief Strategy Officer, Perimeter eSecurity and President of USA.NET. “Small to mid-sized companies are in the cross hairs of the cyber criminals like never before and to protect themselves they need the complete and affordable security solutions that are available on-demand from Perimeter.
“I also look forward to leading USA.NET, the leading provider of secure eMessaging services for both small and mid-sized companies as well as the Fortune 500. The combination of Perimeter and USA.NET provides the most comprehensive suite of solutions in the industry including hosted Microsoft Exchange , commercial messaging, AV/SPAM/Content filtering and protection , archiving, secure and encrypted email, secure IM, wireless, integrated Sharepoint, as well as backup and disaster recovery. I look forward to helping continue USA.NET’s growth trajectory.”
Prior to joining Perimeter, Howard served as Chief Operating Officer of BT Counterpane where he led a team responsible for the development, implementation, operations, and marketing of BT Counterpane’s product and service lines. Earlier he served as Vice President of Security and Business Continuity for AT&T Corp. At AT&T, Doug formed an organization that developed and launched new security services for each of the company’s business lines of service – commercial, government, wholesale and provided direction for the business continuity practice that delivered solutions for AT&T and its clients. Howard started his career in the U.S. Air Force working under the direct command of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. After the military, he moved into the private sector and held positions in sales, operations, engineering, product management and business development for Sprint, FLAG Telecom, Telenet, and Computer Sciences Corporation
(CSC). He founded Technology Research International, Inc. in 1989, which was purchased by NBC Broadcasting in 1991. He is currently a member of IEEE, an association for the advancement of technology; the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); and the Information Assurance Technical Framework (IATF) Forum.
Cited as the “Top Player” for the hosted business email market for 2006 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 2007/E14, 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. 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.
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