SOURCE: AlertSite

December 06, 2006 13:22 ET

AlertSite Helps Deliver Holiday Cheer to Charitable Organizations

Free Web Site Monitoring Service Helps Ensure Peak Performance During Critical Charitable Giving Period

COCONUT CREEK, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 6, 2006 -- AlertSite, a leading provider of web performance measurement, systems monitoring and security vulnerability scanning services, today announced CharityWorks, a program designed to provide six months of free web site monitoring for charitable organizations that want to ensure their sites are available and running at peak performance throughout the holiday season and beyond. Share Our Strength, one of the nation's leading organizations working to end childhood hunger in America, is one of the first charities to take advantage of this service.

According to CharityNavigator.org, 50 percent of all charitable giving occurs between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. Since many of these donations are made online, charitable web sites are important resources for contributors, and a site outage or performance problem can impact an organization's ability to receive and collect donations. AlertSite's web performance monitoring service monitors sites at regular intervals and provides immediate notification of downtime or slow load time to help charities quickly and accurately respond to a site issue.

"Web performance is often associated with profit-driven sites such as retail businesses, but it is an essential metric for any online organization, including charities with an online presence, especially during this time of year," said Ken Gross, president and CEO, AlertSite. "With the number of online donations continuing to climb, it is absolutely necessary that charity web sites are available and performing well so every donation reaches those in need. We felt CharityWorks was a way to use our technology and our expertise to assist charitable organizations with their mission."

Effective immediately, and through December 31, non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3)* status involved in raising funds or collecting goods such as food, clothes, toys, books, etc., can contact AlertSite at charityworks@alertsite.com to request free monitoring for one URL of their choice over a six-month period. As part of this service, organizations will receive e-mail notifications if the site experiences any outages. CharityWorks is a free program and, since it does not require any software installation, monitoring can begin almost immediately. Organizations interested in continuing service after the six-month period will have the opportunity to become an AlertSite customer with access to a broader portfolio of services, including security vulnerability scanning and systems monitoring.

About AlertSite

AlertSite is a leading provider of web performance measurement, systems monitoring and security vulnerability scanning products and services that ensure a customer's critical web-based services are always available and running at peak performance. AlertSite's range of hosted Internet services benefits all types and sizes of businesses and organizations:

--  AlertSite Monitoring Suite
--  AlertSite Security Vulnerability Scan
--  AlertSite Systems Monitor
--  AlertSite Web Load Test
    
Nearly 2,000 customers worldwide rely on AlertSite to understand and enhance the end-user web experience, including Ditech, Purina Mills, eCourier and Vermont Teddy Bear. Founded in 1998, AlertSite is based in Coconut Creek, FL and is available online at www.AlertSite.com.

*Final approval subject to verification by AlertSite.

Contact Information

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    Nicole Mezlo
    Ogilvy Public Relations for AlertSite
    202-729-4210
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