SOURCE: EdgeWave

EdgeWave

March 10, 2011 08:00 ET

Iowa Network Services Selects EdgeWave to Extend Hosted Email Security to Over 100 Independent Telephone Companies

EdgeWave Saves Leading Telecommunications Provider More Than 20 Percent in Email Security Costs While Protecting Against Viruses, Spam and Phishing

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - St. Bernard Software, Inc., DBA EdgeWave, (OTCBB: EWVE), a leader in Secure Content Management (SCM) solutions, today announced that Iowa Network Services (INS), a leading network and telecommunications provider, has selected EdgeWave's Email Security (powered by Red Condor) to protect the subscribers of over 100 rural telecommunications companies across the Midwest. INS will offer EdgeWave's hosted email security as an integrated solution providing its customers with scalable anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-virus protection.

Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, INS is a premier telecommunication and technology provider that is privately owned by a group of Independent Telephone Companies (ITCs). The INS Network, in conjunction with its member partners, has collectively served Iowa and other Midwestern states since 1989 and continually meets customer demands nationwide by offering a wide array of communication services. The company was looking for a reliable, scalable email security solution that could provide best-in-class technology, demonstrate measureable value, and ensure that its customers received maximum threat protection.

INS was attracted to EdgeWave's innovative threat detection technology and industry-leading reputation in the anti-spam market. After an impressive product evaluation, and detailed cost to benefit analysis, INS concluded that EdgeWave not only met all of their technology requirements, but did so with a noticeably lower total cost of ownership compared to its previous solution. Upon reviewing the facts, INS abandoned its legacy spam filtering product and became part of the EdgeWave team. INS estimates more than 20 percent savings over the next three years as a result of the change.

Among the many features INS applauds is EdgeWave's comprehensive, yet streamlined quarantine options. EdgeWave offers end-user spam management via a web-based Personal Dashboard that empowers mailbox owners to quickly and efficiently refine their spam policies, configure mail routing, view reports, monitor filter performance, and review quarantined spam. Because it is a hosted service and integrates with customer systems, INS is able to deliver this feature to its independent telecommunications companies as a brandable and customizable offering, ultimately establishing greater differentiation, competitiveness, and profitability.

In addition, EdgeWave Email Security also provides INS with dramatic bandwidth savings by eliminating the vast majority of spam or unwanted content before it was able to reach the network and consume critical storage space and bandwidth. As a hosted solution, EdgeWave Email Security significantly reduces the burden on INS's corporate email servers, thus reducing bandwidth expenses and resulting in additional overall savings.

"As a leading provider of hosted services for telecommunications companies, businesses, and large enterprise customers, we pride ourselves in offering the highest quality and most dependable solutions available," said Chris Williams, Manager of Internet Products at Iowa Network Services. "With EdgeWave's Hosted Email Security, INS benefits from a best-in-class solution that delivers enhanced threat coverage, near 100 percent accuracy, reduced resource requirements, noticeable bandwidth savings, rapid deployment, and simplified management."

"Iowa Network Services' integration of EdgeWave's hosted email security into their service portfolio is a ringing endorsement of our technology," said Kip Quackenbush, VP Service Provider Sales at EdgeWave. "We hang our hat on being able to understand and resolve the unique challenges facing service providers, and our hosted email solution is a great example of how we have successfully eliminated several of these specific pain points. We're confident that our portfolio of Secure Content Management solutions will help INS and other service providers deliver comprehensive security while amplifying their business."

EdgeWave Email Security is backed by industry-leading messaging security and technology. Offering Zero Minute Defense, advanced content filtering and proven messaging policies, EdgeWave Email Security rapidly detects and eliminates messaging attacks and threats before they reach the customer's mailbox. As a hosted solution, EdgeWave delivers infinite scalability and ease-of-use for any size organization from SMB's to large distributed enterprises.

For more information regarding EdgeWave and its Secure Content Management solutions, please visit www.edgewave.com or call 1-800-782-3762.

About St. Bernard Software, Inc. dba as EdgeWave™ 
EdgeWave™ (OTCBB: EWVE) develops and markets on demand, on-premises, and hybrid Secure Content Management (SCM) solutions to the mid-enterprise and service provider markets. The EdgeWave portfolio of web, email and data protection technologies delivers comprehensive secure content management with unrivalled ease of deployment and the lowest TCO on the market. The company's award winning iPrism Web Security and Red Condor Email Security products are now complemented by new e-reputation, email archiving and data leakage protection solutions, and can be delivered as hosted, on-premises, and hybrid services. With 6,500 customers and over 200 MSP partners worldwide, EdgeWave strives to deliver simple, high performance solutions that offer excellent value.

Based in San Diego, California, EdgeWave markets its solutions through a network of value added resellers, ISP's and MSP's, distributors, system integrators, OEM partners and directly to end users. For more information about EdgeWave, visit www.edgewave.com

About Iowa Network Services
 
Iowa Network Services (INS) is a telecommunications provider privately owned by a group of 122 Independent Telephone Companies (ITCs) that has served rural Iowans since 1989. The INS Network has been delivering the latest in telecommunications services and it continues to grow. Telephony, core network transport, Internet Protocol video, and Internet services are among the products offered by INS to telephone companies across the state of Iowa and to carrier and enterprise customers nationwide.

The INS fiber optic network is the foundation of the business. Since its establishment, INS has been committed to providing the next generation of network solutions to its customers. INS's operating subsidiaries are Iowa Wireless, a statewide cellular partner with T-Mobile who employs 300; and Alliance Technologies, Inc., a Des Moines-based information technology company with 100 employees. For more information, visit www.IowaNetworkServices.com or call 800-469-4000.

©2011 St. Bernard Software, Inc. All rights reserved. The EdgeWave logo, iPrism, iGuard, the Red Condor Logo, and Vx Technology are trademarks of St. Bernard Software, Inc., DBA EdgeWave. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are hereby acknowledged.

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