DENVER – April 1, 2008 – Ciracom, an information technology consulting firm and woman-owned, 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business, announced at the FOSE Exposition today that it was recently awarded a five year Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70 contract by the General Service Administration (GSA) to provide USA.NET Microsoft Exchange hosting services to the U.S. Government. GSA contract number GS-35F-0221U gives federal, state, and local government agencies the ability to conveniently purchase and deploy innovative IT solutions from Ciracom and USA.NET. Ciracom’s first government client for email hosting services is the Acquisition Services Directorate (formerly GovWorks®), a line of business within the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Business Center.
“We are pleased that the GSA has awarded us this hosted business email government contract,” said Amy Rutt, president and CEO, Ciracom. “Email hosting services are on the GSA schedule because we are starting to see a movement towards software-as-a-service (SaaS) even in the government. We consider USA.NET as the premium provider in this space, and our partnership with them enables us to provide our government customers with a Fortune 50 platform − ensuring top-quality security no matter the size of the agency. Along with the USA.NET brand comes all of the coverage for compliance, and an audit that is very important for a government client.”
A leading SaaS company and wholly owned subsidiary of Perimeter eSecurityTM, USA.NET offers a fully integrated suite of secure email hosting services including its Microsoft® Exchange Hosting and Commercial Messaging Solution (CMS) platforms and a suite of enhanced services including Anti-Virus/Anti-Spam, Content Filtering, Encrypted Email, Email Archiving, Unified Messaging and Mobile Messaging solutions. With a broad spectrum of corporate enterprise and SMB customers, USA.NET is the trusted provider of complex, mission critical, customizable email hosting solutions. With this GSA award, Ciracom is now able to deliver these same services and benefits to the government.
According to Doug Howard, President of USA.NET, “In the current climate of budget constraints, our SaaS offerings give predictable pricing and service levels over time without any upfront capital expenditures. The solution scales as an agency grows and the speed at which an agency can launch our service and start to see the benefits is much quicker than with traditional in-house implementations. As a part of our partnership with Ciracom, USA.NET continues to undergo rigorous network and host-based security audits in order to maintain the authority to operate its Exchange Hosting services for a government agency under the FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) compliance process.”
Ciracom will be showcasing the solution at booth #2424 during the FOSE Exposition April 1 to 3, 2008, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, DC.
Ciracom, Inc. is a woman-owned, 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business with offices in Virginia and Washington, D.C. The company provides commercial clients and Federal agencies with on-site support in the areas of IT, Telecommunications, and Professional Services. Our Government segment provides a wide array of technical services and solutions, primarily to the U.S. federal, state and local government agencies as well as foreign governments. More information is available at http://www.ciracom.com.
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.
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