January 23, 2007 10:23 ET

Radialpoint Launches New Windows Vista 'TM' Compatible Managed Security Value Added Services for Broadband Service Providers

Features Next Generation Security-as-a-Service Experience with Simplified Fulfillment and Activation Process

MONTREAL, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 23, 2007) - Radialpoint, the leading provider of managed Internet services to the world's largest broadband providers (BSPs), announced today the release of the next generation of its family of Security Value Added Services (VAS). In addition to full Windows Vista™ compatibility and enhancements to its Virus Protection, Spyware Protection, Fraud Protection, Parental Controls, and Personal Firewall services, Radialpoint also introduced two new services - PC Optimizer and Backup & Restore - to address consumer concerns regarding computer slowdown and data loss. Radialpoint Security VAS are designed to be highly competitive and effective in driving significant incremental revenue and subscriber loyalty for BSPs.

Radialpoint Security services empower BSPs to take advantage of the Vista launch to protect and expand their Security VAS market share. Radialpoint also provides all BSP subscribers with a next generation security-as-a-service experience, featuring an automated end-to-end fulfillment and activation process that eliminates traditional consumer barriers such as credit card requirements, activation codes, password entries, or complex installation procedures.

"Delivering Vista compatible Security VAS to subscribers is critical for our BSP customers, and we have been working diligently to ensure that Radialpoint Security services will be ready the moment Vista is made generally available on the market," said Bruce Haldane, Senior Director of Consumer Services at Radialpoint. "With an estimated 19% of home users moving to Vista by the end of 2007(1), the impact of not effectively supporting this platform is potentially significant, driven by lost subscription and revenue opportunities, and greatly increased support costs. Our BSP customers as well as their subscribers will benefit from both the Vista compatibility of our Security VAS and our innovative VAS management infrastructure."

Radialpoint provides a unique, integrated, reliable, and scalable VAS management environment that addresses each stage of the VAS lifecycle to ensure successful programs that strengthen the BSP brand.

New Services

In addition to Virus Protection, Spyware Protection, Fraud Protection, Parental Controls, and a Personal Firewall, the Radialpoint family of Security VAS now also features new PC Optimizer and Backup & Restore services.

PC slowdown is a common issue that affects consumers' satisfaction with their broadband experience and drives customer support calls. PC Optimizer is an automated, fully managed service that, by reversing the clutter that slows down PCs over time, greatly improves performance for faster application access, Web surfing, security scanning, and startup. PC Optimizer also features the industry's most efficient disk and registry defragmentation technology.

The majority of consumers do not have a backup regime for their valuable data including music or photos. Backup & Restore greatly simplifies regularly scheduled backups by eliminating the intimidating interface or complex set up of other backup solutions on the market. Users can simply select the types of media to be backed up (i.e. photos, music, financial information), and the back up location (either an encrypted local drive, password protected CD or DVD, or any destination on their home network), and let the service do the rest.

Radialpoint Security VAS are available from Radialpoint as a managed, re-branded services for BSPs. For more information, contact: info@radialpoint.com.

About Radialpoint

Radialpoint is a leading provider of managed Internet services solutions for broadband providers. Its Value Added Services (VAS) are currently available to over 20 million broadband subscribers worldwide. Radialpoint's Services and Managed VAS Platform enable large and mid-size providers to generate new revenue and significantly lower operational costs associated with supporting and bringing new Internet services to market. Its customers include Bell Aliant, Bell, TELUS and Videotron in Canada; Adelphia, BellSouth and Verizon in the US; and ntl, ONO, and Telewest in Europe. Radialpoint is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in Europe.
For more information, visit http://www.radialpoint.com/.

(1) Source: IDC, October 2006

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