USA.NET Announces Release of Fully Integrated Microsoft Exchange 2007 and Windows Sharepoint Hosting Services 3.0

Top-Rated Business Email Hosting Provider Offers Expanded Options to Clients for Increased Productivity, Collaboration and Security

DENVER – March 4, 2008 – Top-rated business email hosting provider USA.NET announced today that it is using the advanced features and capabilities of Microsoft Exchange 2007, SharePoint Services 3.0 and other state-of-the-art software applications and utilities to provide its clients with a more fully integrated eMessaging experience.

“Our latest expanded integration is part of our commitment to provide our clients with the best solutions and service available on an ongoing basis,” said USA.NET President Doug Howard.

“We work closely with our technology partners to provide integrated solutions that meet our clients’ custom messaging and collaboration requirements. “When any of our partners upgrade their services, as Microsoft did with Exchange 2007, we upgrade our client base. In fact, we haven’t charged our existing customers for an upgrade to Exchange since we began offering the service in 2000.”

At the heart of these integrated applications are Microsoft Exchange 2007 and SharePoint services, which provide advanced collaboration capabilities – from organizations spread across a building to those spread across the world. They also provide a consistent user experience that simplifies how people interact with an organization’s content, processes, and data.

Hosted Environments can Deliver More Cost-Efficient and Foolproof Integration, along with Risk-Free Upgrades

A significant advantage for organizations that use hosted services instead of in-house solutions is hosting providers’ ability to quickly meet an organization’s business requirements with a comprehensive selection of turnkey enhanced services.

“It is becoming common knowledge that the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model delivers more predictable costs, enhanced security, reliability, continuity, compliance readiness, and full-function integration for mobile and remote employees,” according to Howard.

The already growing trend toward SaaS and hosted eMessaging has accelerated because of the complexity and cost of upgrading to applications like Exchange 2007 and SharePoint services — including a required upgrade to 64-bit hardware for Exchange 2007.

Upgrading such systems in-house can be draining on internal budgets and resources, can create a great degree of uncertainty and, at times, can be beyond the capabilities of an in-house operation.

Hosted Integrated Solutions go beyond eMessaging

Email doesn’t have to be a stand-alone application. USA.NET can further streamline a business by integrating a company’s email with its other important applications, cutting down on the frustration and loss of productivity involved with moving information manually from one application to another or engineering integration in-house. Such integration of data can result in a huge productivity boost.

“At USA.NET, we are continually assessing ways to streamline our clients’ businesses by integrating our messaging solutions with their mobile devices, existing personnel directory, provisioning processes, web portal, fax services, and many other applications,” Howard said.

Quality of Integration is Dependent on the Exchange Hosting Provider

As eMessaging software applications become more complex and the management of security, compliance, continuity, upgrades and patches, and mobility become more difficult, the quality of the solution depends more and more on the quality of the hosting services provider.

Companies choosing a provider of hosted Exchange should look for:

· High touch customer support

· Email hosting track record

· Change management, implementation and migration expertise

· Customized and tiered services to fit clients’ requirements

· Enhanced services to boost productivity and collaboration

· Robust architecture and proven email security controls

· Proven Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

USA.NET Provides Audited Results, Financial Strength and Service Flexibility

USA.NET provides clients with a unique set of processes and controls that have been confirmed annually by SAS 70 Type II audits. The company’s ability to deliver 99.9% guaranteed reliability is also enhanced by 10-plus years in the email hosting business and USA.NET’s high level of financial viability, which assures the company has appropriate resources in place for successful upgrades. Finally, USA.NET offers a great degree of flexibility. Clients purchase only the capabilities they require for each employee and can avoid paying for services they do not use.

On-Demand Webinar Detailing Benefits of Hosted Exchange 2007

To enable organizations to learn more about the benefits of hosted Exchange 2007 and SharePoint services, USA.NET provides an educational on-demand Exchange Hosting webinar.

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 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

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