SOURCE: Firepond, Inc.

January 17, 2008 10:38 ET

Perimeter eSecurity Selects Firepond's CPQ™ OnDemand

Firepond Provides Automation and Standardization to the Sales Process

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - January 17, 2008) - Firepond, Inc. (OTCBB: FPND) has added Perimeter eSecurity, the only provider of complete security on-demand, as a customer of its Firepond CPQ™ OnDemand application. Perimeter will leverage the single sign-on comprehensive integration with's sales force automation (SFA) application to simplify and automate its sales process.

Perimeter eSecurity, headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, offers a complete suite of security services delivered on an 'in the cloud' basis and/or through a CPE model. The proposal process is fairly complex, involving contributions from many levels within an organization. With Firepond CPQ OnDemand, Perimeter will be able to automate and standardize many of the steps in the sales and ordering process including product configurations, proposal generation and the approval processes. In addition, Perimeter will be able to centrally manage and administer product and pricing updates as well as proposal content.

"We are delighted that Perimeter eSecurity has chosen Firepond CPQ OnDemand," said Bill Santo, Firepond's CEO. "Firepond's single sign-on, multi-tenant platform, tightly integrated with Salesforce, allows salespeople to quickly and easily create an error-free quote."

"We chose Firepond because it could handle our highly customized process while seamlessly integrating the details of the proposal and service information back into Salesforce. With a large suite of services, we wanted to simplify the process for generating customer proposals. In addition, we needed a solution that made it easy for our sales team to quickly generate an error-free proposal while providing us with visibility into the metrics that drive our business," states Kathleen Roberge, SVP of Sales at Perimeter. "As we continue to grow, the need for further automation in our sales process is critical and Firepond will allow us to successfully scale to our business."

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

About Firepond

Firepond (OTCBB: FPND) is the leading provider of multi-tenant, on-demand Configure-Price-Quote™ software that automates and simplifies product pricing and configuration for companies and helps these enterprises improve order accuracy while reducing their cost of sales. Firepond's sales solutions help companies to optimize their sales processes whether their need is to solve complex product or pricing configuration, create product catalogs or provide an interactive selling system and dramatically improve response time. Firepond solutions provide a rapid ROI through improved order accuracy (100% of submitted orders have accurate specifications and pricing), improved proposal generation time and high user acceptance. For additional information about Firepond, visit or call 1-866-UCONFIG (826-6344).

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