SOURCE: StrongMail Systems

May 14, 2008 16:41 ET

StrongMail Wins Prestigious 2008 Red Herring 100 Award

Red Herring Identifies StrongMail as One of the Most Innovative Private Companies in North America

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - StrongMail Systems, Inc., the leading provider of on-premise solutions for marketing and transactional email, today announced that it has received the prestigious 2008 Red Herring North America 100 award, which identifies the 100 most innovative private companies in North America. Selected from among more than 1,500 applicants, StrongMail received the award at the Red Herring North America Event award dinner on May 13, 2008 in San Jose, California.

This year's Red Herring 100 North America event marked the 11th anniversary of the Red Herring 100 Awards, which have bestowed past honors on Google, Salesforce.com, YouTube and numerous other companies that have gone on to significantly change the technology landscape.

"Winning the Red Herring 100 award is a great honor, as it validates how StrongMail's on-premise email marketing solutions have changed the industry paradigm for delivering relevant and effective customer communications," said Sam Cece, CEO of StrongMail Systems. "By offering companies greater control, integration, data security and cost savings over outsourced solutions, StrongMail has been able to attract an impressive list of world-class customers, and this award should serve to bring additional attention to the benefits our unique approach provides."

Red Herring 100 winners are selected by the Red Herring editorial team, which diligently surveys entrepreneurship around the globe. Specifically, companies are judged on technology innovation, business model, market position, partnerships and management team. Technology industry executives, investors, and observers regard the Red Herring 100 lists as invaluable instruments to discover and advocate the promising private companies that will lead the next wave of disruption and innovation.

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world's best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider's access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. More information about Red Herring is available on the Internet at www.redherring.com.

About StrongMail Systems, Inc.

StrongMail Systems provides businesses with commercial-grade, on-premise solutions for marketing and transactional email. StrongMail integrates its proven email delivery, tracking and campaign management software on high-performance servers that are optimized for maximum deliverability. In addition to providing superior control, security and integration capabilities, StrongMail's in-house approach offers companies a more powerful and cost-effective alternative to homegrown or outsourced solutions. Hundreds of companies worldwide rely on StrongMail's solutions to power their mission-critical customer communications. A Silicon Valley company, StrongMail is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, and is funded by Sequoia Capital, Evercore Partners, Globespan Capital Partners and DAG Ventures. To learn more about StrongMail Systems, visit www.strongmail.com.