USA.NET Rated Top Player in Broader Hosted Email Market According to the Radicati Group

Denver, CO, January 6, 2008 – USA.NET, Inc. announced today that industry leading analyst firm, The Radicati Group, Inc., ranked it as a “Top Player” in their Hosted Business Email-Market Quadrant 2008 report. USA.NET was recognized for leading the market in terms of market share and for its comprehensive suite of hosted business email services offered at affordable prices. The only other company that ranked close to USA.NET as a top player in this market was Google (NASDAQ: GOOG). This ranking follows a similar recognition from the Radicati Group in October in the hosted Microsoft Exchange market.

“We are very pleased to be consistently ranked by the Radicati Group and other leading 3rd party sources as the market leader in the rapidly growing hosted business email and messaging market,” said Doug Howard, President of USA.NET and Chief Strategy Officer of its parent company, Perimeter eSecurity. “In this challenging economy companies are seeking outsourced providers that meet the high deliverability and reliability needs email and messaging require. We are proud that these 3rd parties see us as the best choice.”

The report highlighted the following standout features of the USA.NET hosted business-class email offering including its proprietary hosted email solution, Commercial Messaging Services, and Hosted Exchange offerings. Both services are available in various packages that can be mixed and matched to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and to take advantage of advanced features such as mobility support for all popular handheld devices. The company provides email migration services for new customers from other common or previously popular email platforms and protocols. USA.NET is one of the few vendors to offer enterprise instant messaging capabilities, as well as managed Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS). The report also cited the following “key strengths” for USA.NET:

  • A highly scalable and customizable Hosted Microsoft Exchange solution that can be modified to fit a company’s needs.
  • Dedicated technical account managers who serve as a private IT consultants in addition to their professional services group.
  • A host of premium security solutions including anti-spam and anti-virus protection.
  • Advanced services such as, personal quarantine, collaboration suites, archiving and content filtering services.
  • The integration of latest technologies from leading companies and best of breed products within its core.
  • Optional solutions that include hosted Microsoft Windows SharePoint site, secure Instant Messaging, email archiving capabilities, business continuity archiving, compliance archiving, encrypted email, enforced TLS, content filtering, and directory synchronization

In September of this year, USA.NET won the MSExchange.Org Readers’ Choice Award in which Exchange administrators and specialists rated USA.NET the best Microsoft Exchange email hosting provider.  In October the Radicati Group ranked USA.NET as the “Top Player” in their Hosted Microsoft Exchange – 2008 Market Quadrant report.

USA.NET processes 38 million messages per day and manages 80 terabytes of data and over 1 million business mailboxes in 120 countries. USA.NET is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Perimeter eSecurity, the only provider of complete security on demand, which offers more than 50 different on demand security services. Its nine geographically distributed technical offices and three Tier IV redundant data centers provide 24x7x365 monitoring and management along with dedicated account management.

About The Radicati Group, Inc.
The Radicati Group, Inc. is one of the most successful market research firms in the computer and telecommunications industry today. Started in 1993, with an initial focus on messaging & collaboration, the company has expanded today to cover all aspects of security, email archiving, regulatory compliance, wireless technologies, web services, identity management, instant messaging, unified communications, VoIP, and more.

USA.NET is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perimeter eSecurity, the industry’s leading provider of complete, on demand IT security.  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.

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