Web.com Announces Free Trial of Microsoft Exchange Hosting Featuring Outlook
ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Web.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW), the leading destination for websites and web services, is offering a free 30-day trial of its premium e-mail service for Microsoft Office Outlook based on Microsoft Hosted Exchange designed to increase productivity, efficiency and reduce costs. By delivering this solution in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environment, Web.com can offer small business customers a cost-effective and reliable business-strength communication service including e-mail, calendaring, contact and task management, as well as anti-spam and anti-virus security protection with anywhere access without the typical upfront hardware investments or maintenance costs.
"Great communication and collaboration tools are vital for organizations of all sizes to manage their daily business. With the introduction of Microsoft Exchange Hosting by Web.com, small businesses can take advantage of world-class communication and collaboration without breaking the bank," stated Jeff Stibel, President and CEO, Web.com. "By delivering this in a Software-as-a-Service model, we eliminate the typical IT hassles small businesses face in developing and maintaining in-house business class email solutions."
Microsoft Exchange Hosting by Web.com offers a wide range of powerful features designed for small businesses to maximize resources and run critical communication tasks more efficiently. The beauty of this service is that the end user does not have to worry about the day to day IT requirements needed to maintain an in-house Exchange infrastructure, thereby reducing costs and saving time. The Web.com service keeps track of everything; continually coordinating, updating and synchronizing all of the information.
"Microsoft recognizes that a growing number of small businesses are seeking a more dynamic alternative to their current communication services," said John Zanni, director of Worldwide Hosting at Microsoft Corp. "Coupled with the Software-as-a-Service business model gaining traction, hosting providers like Web.com have become an important delivery channel for Microsoft Hosted Exchange. Microsoft is committed to empowering hosting providers such as Web.com with these essential tools that enable them to meet the needs of their customers."
More than just e-mail, Microsoft Exchange Hosting by Web.com provides anywhere access to your messages, calendar, and contacts to create a virtual mobile office and the flexibility to run your business the way you like. This service is ideal for any small business that is looking to improve productivity and build true collaborative communication within its company, and by adding anti-spam and anti-virus protections, users can be assured that they are working in a secure environment. Built and priced with the small business in mind, Microsoft Exchange Hosting by Web.com is a flexible service that takes into account that your organization may grow, so whether a small business needs one account or many, Microsoft Exchange Hosting by Web.com provides the peace of mind that it can scale to suit your needs.
Microsoft Exchange Hosting by Web.com features and benefits:
Outlook Mobile Access - provides mobile browser access to e-mail folders, calendar, contact, tasks and searching the Global Address List or personal contacts.
Mobile Synchronization - provides ActiveSync and Up-to-Date Notifications that enable customers to access their account from any Microsoft Windows-powered mobile device such as Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition and Windows-powered Smartphones.
Outlook Web Access - a powerful and flexible application that allows employees browser-based access to e-mail, contacts, appointments, and tasks all in one place from any PC with Internet access.
Collaboration tools - lets customers easily share and update coworkers' calendars, contact lists, and tasks as well as create and maintain a centralized Global Address Book that's always available to everyone in your organization through Outlook or Outlook Web Access. With these shared functions, you can quickly check to see when coworkers are free or busy before setting up meetings, prioritize projects and follow-up on tasks, and ensure that team members always have the latest customers contact information. By utilizing a central exchange of information, sharing calendars and scheduling appointments is simple and constantly updated in real-time.
Web.com's premium e-mail service has been priced to fit the needs of our small business customers. Monthly prices range from $11.95 for an individual mailbox down to $8.95 for 10 mailboxes or more. To promote the launch of the service, Web.com will offer a 30-day free trial of the service.
For a complete overview of Microsoft Exchange Hosting by Web.com, please refer to http://www.web.com/email/hosted-exchange.aspx.
Web.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW) is the leading destination for the simplest, yet most powerful solutions for websites and web services. Web.com offers do-it-yourself and professional website design, website hosting, ecommerce, web marketing and email. Since 1995, Web.com has been helping individuals and small businesses leverage the power of the Internet to build a web presence. More than 4 million websites have been built using Web.com's proprietary tools, services and patented technology. For more information on the company, please visit www.web.com or call at 1-800-WEB-HOST.
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