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June 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Radialpoint Renews Key Contracts With Top Internet Service Providers

Verizon, Bell Canada and Virgin Media sign multi-year contracts spanning multiple security services

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Radialpoint, the leading provider of managed Internet security and care services to the world's largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs), announced today that Verizon, Bell Canada and Virgin Media have signed agreements to continue providing Radialpoint's managed security services to their subscribers.

"Over the past several years, we have been working closely with our customers to keep their users safe online by taking the guesswork out of Internet protection. With our security services platform, leading ISPs have been reinforcing their brand at a key customer touch point by providing consumers with industry class protection and care," said Hamnett Hill, CEO of Radialpoint. "The fact that these service providers are all signing multi-year contracts, and are expanding their existing services agreements, reflects their continued commitment to our innovative security service model designed to deliver maximum benefit with minimal effort to consumers."

Verizon, which has been leveraging Radialpoint's technology to help Americans tackle online threats since 2005, is providing 8.5 million subscribers with access to Radialpoint's services. Most recently, Verizon launched Fraud Protection and PC Tune Up services to add new features to the Verizon Internet Security Suite. Verizon and Radialpoint also recently won the 2007 Spotlight Award from the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) for their online security awareness series - the Verizon Security Advisor tutorials - a monthly set of tutorials and tips designed to help Verizon customers make well-informed decisions about their online protection.

Bell Canada, Canada's top ISP, has been a Radialpoint customer since 2002. Through the agreement with Bell Canada, more than 2 million subscribers have access to Radialpoint's comprehensive security offerings, including anti-virus, firewall, anti-spyware, parental controls, fraud protection, and privacy manager. Bell Canada has consistently received high marks for its approach to online security:

- In a Parks Associates survey of home Internet users, Bell was ranked among the top five Canadian ISPs offering security protection. The ranking, which is based on customer service, as well as the ability to communicate new security threats and recommend actions to resolve these threats, was included in the recent research report, North American Broadband Market Update 2008.

- Bell was awarded the Online Safety Leadership Award by the Authentication and Online Trust Alliance (AOTA). The AOTA Leadership Award acknowledges companies and organizations from around the world that have excelled in offering online security through continued technical innovation, consumer education, and joining governments and law enforcement in the fight against online crime.

With its contract renewal, Virgin Media is extending a four-year relationship with Radialpoint. During the recent merger of ntl and Telewest, and subsequent rebranding to Virgin Media, Radialpoint's managed services delivery and enablement model proved to be flexible and scalable, and helped to ensure continued customer protection and satisfaction. 3.5 million Virgin Media broadband customers currently have access to five of Radialpoint's services through the partnership. Virgin Media is the largest residential ISP in the UK, and was voted "Best Consumer ISP" in 2007 by the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) for its good technical delivery and its investment in customer services.

About Radialpoint Security Services

Radialpoint Security Services (RPS) is a comprehensive home PC security solution delivered through Radialpoint's Internet Service Provider (ISP) partners worldwide. RPS provides industry-leading Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall and Fraud-Protection services at its core, with additional Parental Controls, PC Optimizer, Pop-Up/Ad Blocker, Privacy Manager, and Back-up services to complete the suite. Designed for the everyday user, RPS greatly simplifies the experience of accessing and using security, still the major barriers to consumer protection online. RPS significantly reduces the burden on user and their PCs by automating critical malware updates at 3 hour intervals, and imposing the minimum impact on computer speed and performance. With a larger base of better-protected subscribers, Radialpoint's ISP partners enjoy lower support calls, higher customer satisfaction, and positive brand association.

About Radialpoint

Radialpoint is a leading provider of managed Internet security and care services for Internet service providers (ISPs). Its Value Added Services (VAS) are currently available to over 20 million broadband subscribers worldwide. Radialpoint's Services and Managed VAS Platform enable ISPs to generate new revenue and significantly lower operational costs associated with supporting and bringing new Internet services to market. Radialpoint powers the branded security offerings of world-leading ISPs including Verizon, Virgin Media, AT&T/BellSouth, Bell Canada, TELUS, Videotron and ONO. Radialpoint is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in Europe.

For more information, visit http://www.radialpoint.com/.

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