SOURCE: NaviSite, Inc.

October 30, 2006 09:00 ET

Scientific Research Society Enters Internet Age With NaviSite's Complete CDN Solution for Content Streaming

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Can Now Provide Worldwide Member Base Access to Important Meeting Presentations in Real-Time

ANDOVER, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 -- NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of application management, professional services, and secure content delivery solutions for enterprises in the middle market, today announced that The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has selected NaviSite's Content Delivery Network (CDN) Services (See related release: "NaviSite Ushers In The Next-Generation of Content Delivery and Acceleration") to help build a content delivery solution and optimize its existing content library for its worldwide member base of research scientists.

ASBMB: Taking research into the 21st century

Established in 1907, The American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a non-profit scientific and educational organization with over 11,900 members, came to NaviSite needing to build a delivery system for a library of content from its regular meetings and presentations. ASBMB's mission is to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology, and it carries out this mission through publication education and the organization of scientific meetings. These scientific presentations were often videotaped and placed on DVDs that were then mailed out to members. This process was not very cost-effective for ASBMB, and often left its members waiting to gain access to critical research findings presented at ASBMB meetings.

Leveraging NaviSite's Managed Messaging for Lotus Notes solution, NaviSite helped ASBMB build a content delivery system that would allow it to stream proceedings from meetings and conferences online in real-time to its members to provide better access to these research materials. Working on a limited budget, NaviSite and ASBMB designed a cost-effective CDN solution that allowed ASBMB to optimize its existing content library for streaming for availability over a NaviSite-hosted network. NaviSite assisted ASBMB in the re-coding of its existing DVD content library of interviews with top scientists into media files for streaming, and then architected a delivery network that would allow its scientific member base to quickly and easily access, view and/or download this content via ASBMB's site.

Additionally, NaviSite and ASBMB also created an automated system to make live content from ASBMB's regular meetings available for streaming to its members around the world. The network, launched at the beginning of September 2006, has enabled ASBMB to provide its members with access to cutting edge research and important scientific findings in real-time, helping to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology.

"When we made the decision to build a content delivery system, we knew we would need to find a provider who could take a 'hands-on' role in managing the project," said Hector Martinez, Director of Information Technology for ASBMB. "We had a clear operational mandate to effectively reach our members with information and research through a variety of content: Videos, PowerPoint presentations, web casts, etc. We found that NaviSite was able to offer us the cost-effective solution we needed while providing us with the level of partnership we required. Other companies just couldn't match the breadth of technology offered and the depth of service NaviSite gave us."

"Our work with ASBMB is a great example of how we can partner with a customer to be their complete single-source provider for their content delivery needs," said Doug Mow, Vice President of Marketing at NaviSite. "By working closely with ASBMB, NaviSite was able to develop a clear strategy for taking their content library into the Internet age, providing them with the tools and network required to deliver their research in a more efficient and accessible way for its members. Through the successful optimization of its content library, ASBMB is now better able to further its mission of advancing the science of biochemistry and molecular biology for their member base, and we are excited to play a major role in this important initiative for them."

To learn more about ASBMB's CDN solution, visit NaviSite at the Streaming Media West conference (booth #'2 518 & 520), October 31st to November 2nd, 2006, in San Jose, CA, or visit NaviSite's website at www.navisite.com.

About ASBMB

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (www.asbmb.org) is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization with more than 11,000 member biochemists and molecular biologists working in industry, government, and academia. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, ASBMB publishes three journals, including the Journal of Biological Chemistry, one of the preeminent peer-reviewed journals in the life sciences. ASBMB was founded in 1907.

About NaviSite

NaviSite is a leading provider of application and technology services for companies who seek to accelerate their business IT performance. With over 900 customers in 14 data centers; offices in the US, UK and India; NaviSite is the partner of choice for many of the fastest growing companies for outsourcing enterprise application and related IT services to drive their IT Efficiency and Effectiveness. NaviSite delivers a unique combination of application implementation, management, and content delivery services to provide full lifecycle support for today's industry leaders. For more information, please visit www.navisite.com.

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