SOURCE: NaviSite, Inc.

April 18, 2007 09:00 ET

NaviSite to Provide Support for Microsoft Silverlight

The Company Will Offer Advanced Microsoft Technology to Enable Rich, Interactive Web Experiences

ANDOVER, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2007 -- NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of application solutions, hosting and content delivery services, today announced that it will provide support for Microsoft Silverlight, a new cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web, which was announced by Microsoft on Monday. Extending its status as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a Certified Media Hosting Provider, NaviSite will collaborate with Microsoft to offer rich interactive user experiences across heterogeneous platforms like Firefox and Safari.

By providing support for Silverlight, NaviSite leverages its investment in tools and skills as Silverlight utilizes similar developer interfaces. In alignment with NaviSite's own multi-platform support philosophy, Silverlight enables support for rich user experiences regardless of hardware, OS or browser. And, Silverlight provides efficiencies in its utilization of bandwidth and hardware, enhancing NaviSite's portfolio of feature-rich, cost-effective solutions.

Building on its next generation CDN platform, NaviSite extends the breadth of its comprehensive solutions to put the power of online content within reach of every business -- providing all levels of sophistication for web, audio and video technologies. And, as a single-source provider, NaviSite offers complete one-stop-shopping solutions for companies seeking a broad range of services from one trusted partner. From Web site design, construction and hosting to content delivery and support for the latest technologies, NaviSite enables companies to fully leverage the Internet without heavy capital investment in technology and human resources.

"We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Microsoft and are pleased to take our collaboration with them a step further by providing support for Silverlight," said Denis Martin, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. "This is certainly an exciting development in the world of Web 2.0. You'll see more announcements from us in the very near future as we bolster our ability to provide the most flexible, comprehensive solutions to our clients."

"NaviSite has been a strong industry partner in the Web arena and will help us bring Web experiences to a new level by supporting Microsoft Silverlight," said Forest Key, director of User Experience and Web Platforms at Microsoft Corp. "In addition to bringing quality consumer experiences to the Web, NaviSite will continue to address the critical issues related to keeping costs down for businesses by taking advantage of the inherent efficiencies of new Silverlight-based experiences."

About NaviSite, Inc.

NaviSite is a leading provider of application solutions, hosting and content delivery services for mid market companies. With over 950 customers in 14 data centers; offices in the US, UK and India; NaviSite is the partner of choice for outsourcing enterprise applications and related technology services to drive IT Efficiency and Effectiveness. NaviSite delivers a unique combination of application implementation and management, hosting 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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