SOURCE: FrontBridge Technologies

June 28, 2005 08:00 ET

FrontBridge Technologies Selected by AlwaysOn as Top 100 Private Company Award Winner

FrontBridge Recognized Among Top Companies for Leadership and Innovation

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 28, 2005 -- FrontBridge Technologies Inc., a leading provider of secure managed messaging services, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the Top 100 Private Company award winners. FrontBridge was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on a set of five criteria -- innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

The AO 100 list was selected from more than 1,000 companies nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. The AO 100 consists of private companies at all stages of development.

FrontBridge delivers fully managed, Internet-based services that ensure the security, compliance and continuity of email and instant messaging. Its unique Total Message Management portfolio includes technology for email and instant message archiving, virus scanning, spam filtering, email encryption, content control, policy enforcement, and business continuity, enabling companies to consolidate their converging messaging requirements to a single outsourcing partner.

"The AO 100 companies are shaping today's web-driven, connected environment," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "We were inundated with nominations from leading companies, many of which I hope will appear on our list next year. My congratulations to each AO 100 winner -- these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year."

"We are excited that AlwaysOn has recognized us as a Top 100 Private Company for our successes and market leadership," said Steve Jillings, president and CEO of FrontBridge Technologies. "We're setting the standard for others in the email security industry to follow with our innovative blend of cutting-edge technology with the widest global distribution."

The AO 100 will be honored at the AO2005: Innovation Summit at a VIP reception at 5:00 p.m. on July 19, 2005, at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Calif.

About FrontBridge Technologies

FrontBridge is a global provider of comprehensive secure messaging services. Its Total Message Management services ensure the security, compliance and continuity of all electronic messages, with fully managed services for email and IM archiving, spam filtering, virus scanning, encrypted email, policy enforcement and disaster recovery. Services are powered globally by the only load-balanced, fully redundant data center network to demonstrate 100 percent historical uptime, on top of 99.999 percent service level guarantees. FrontBridge is based in Los Angeles, Calif., with offices in London, Paris, and Winnipeg. Its managed services are trusted and relied upon by more than 4,000 businesses across the globe and are available through the managed service industry's largest distribution partner network, including IBM, NEC, Sprint, VeriSign, Siemens Business Services, Inc., TELUS and Equant. For more information, visit us on the web at

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is transforming the communication business with its online blogging network, establishing it as a leader in the Open Media revolution. Borrowing from the underground traditions of blogging and social networking, AlwaysOn ( was launched in 2003. Today, AO's annual Summit @ Stanford and OnHollywood events, print "blogozine" and online services encourage direct collaboration between global thought leaders and technology insiders. No other media brand has dared allow such openness amongst its readers and participants. AlwaysOn, LLC, is a privately held and virtually headquartered company born out of the heart of Silicon Valley.

Contact Information

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    Mandy Mladenoff
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    Jeremiah Glodoveza
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    LEWIS PR for AlwaysOn
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