SOURCE: Intermedia

Intermedia

December 22, 2009 11:08 ET

Intermedia Enhances Hosted Microsoft Exchange 2010 With New Customer Controls

Increases Exchange Administrators' Command of Hosted Environment

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 22, 2009) - Intermedia, the global leader in Microsoft Exchange hosting, today enhanced its hosted Exchange 2010 offering with features that provide additional controls to customers. Intermedia is the first and only provider to launch hosted Exchange 2010 and recently enabled its partners to resell it. The company remains the only hosted Exchange 2010 provider.

The new features are part of Intermedia's HostPilot® Control Panel, which enables business owners and IT managers to delegate complex Exchange administration -- such as deleting data from a lost BlackBerry Wireless Handheld™ -- to non-technical staff. Highlights of the new features include:

--  Properties Management Restrictions: Account administrators can set
    parameters for which properties -- such as passwords -- that their end-
    users can and cannot change.
--  Spam Kill Score: An enhancement to Intermedia's SpamStopper product,
    customers can set separate sensitivity levels for handling spam, marking
    spam for deletion or delivery to the Junk email folder dependent on the
    spam's characteristics.
--  Create Web Hosting Account from Exchange Account: Intermedia hosted
    Exchange customers can now add a web hosting account with a few clicks of
    their mouse. The account can be managed from HostPilot Control Panel
    alongside the Exchange environment.
    

Members of Intermedia's Affiliate Program -- companies or individuals that resell Intermedia's services directly -- will also see greater control with the addition of recurring commission to Intermedia's commission model. Affiliates can now choose from a one-time commission or a recurring commission model when they initially sign on. Affiliates will also benefit from a redesign of the affiliate section of the HostPilot Control Panel, including new reports and tools designed to increase their sales. Intermedia's Partner Program continues to feature a "private label" option to resell services under a partner's own brand.

"As the first company to market with hosted Exchange 2010 and the first to offer a hosted Exchange 2010 reseller program, we continue to enhance our offering with proprietary features and management controls," says Jonathan McCormick, chief operating officer, Intermedia. "These capabilities are exposed in an intuitive way, saving time and simplifying administration of the Exchange environment."

ABOUT INTERMEDIA

Intermedia is the premier provider of communications services, including hosted Microsoft Exchange, to small- and mid-sized businesses. For an affordable monthly fee, customers get business email, telephony, smartphones, instant messaging, fax and other communications delivered as a service with 24x7 support. Intermedia also empowers thousands of smaller VARs and MSPs -- as well as select Fortune 500 companies -- to sell communications services under their own brand. Founded in 1995, Intermedia was the first company to offer cloud-based business-class email and now has over 225,000 premium hosted Exchange mailboxes under management -- more than any other provider. For more information, visit www.intermedia.net.

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