November 17, 2005 09:15 ET

Videotron Renews Radialpoint Managed Security Services; Launches Two New Security Bundles for Subscribers

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 17, 2005) - Radialpoint, a leading provider of managed Internet services to many of the world's largest broadband providers, today announced that Videotron has renewed the company as its Internet security services provider. Videotron also leveraged the flexibility of Radialpoint Security Internet Services to launch two new service bundles that make it even easier and more affordable for Quebec Internet users to protect themselves online.

"The safety and security of our Internet users is a top priority for Videotron, and that's why we have renewed our contract and confidence with Radialpoint," said Manon Brouillette, Vice-president, Marketing and New Products Development of Videotron. "Our users care a great deal about their online security, and they want an easy-to-use, always-on way to protect themselves and their family online. Radialpoint's managed services model enabled us to easily bring two new Internet security bundles to market, and it ensures our users are constantly protected without having to worry about updates or complicated configurations. It's the best solution for our subscribers and for Videotron."

"Videotron took the lead in rolling out a comprehensive and user friendly package of Internet security services two years ago, and their customers reaped the benefits," said Hamnett Hill, president and CEO of Radialpoint. "Now they have used our flexible managed platform to create easily new security bundles that offer comprehensive, top notch protection. Broadband providers like Videotron continue to see Radialpoint's managed security services offering as the best way to protect subscribers and expand their value-added services offerings."

Radialpoint helps broadband providers create, retain, and grow lasting profitable relationships with their subscribers. Using Radialpoint's managed security services, providers like Videotron offer their customers a full suite of private-labeled, value-added services including: Anti-Virus, Firewall, Anti-Spyware, Parental Control, Pop-Up and Ad Blocker, and Privacy Manager. With Radialpoint, providers can brand, configure, launch, manage and support the new Internet services subscribers want while minimizing deployment, support and operational costs. Radialpoint is the global leader in managed Internet security services, reaching over 14 million broadband subscribers worldwide.

Videotron subscribers can purchase the Videotron Security Services bundle, which includes Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Firewall, for $5.95/month. Families can purchase the Parental Security Services bundle, which includes Parental Control, Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Firewall, for $7.95/month. Both bundles are offered with the first month free to any new security subscriber.

About Radialpoint

Radialpoint is a leading provider of managed Internet services solutions for broadband providers. Its security services are currently available to over 14 million broadband subscribers worldwide. Radialpoint managed security services enable large and mid-size providers to generate new revenue and significantly lower operational costs associated with supporting and bringing new Internet services to market. Its customers include Aliant, Bell, TELUS and Videotron in Canada; Adelphia, BellSouth and Verizon in the US; and ntl, ONO and Telewest in Europe. Radialpoint is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in Europe. For more information, visit www.radialpoint.com/.

About Videotron

Videotron ltee (www.videotron.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access services and residential telephone service. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television system and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of September 30, 2005, Videotron was serving 1,472,000 cable television customers in Quebec; including over 425,000 illico subscribers. Videotron is also the Quebec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 607,000 subscribers to its cable modem and dial-up services. In addition, Videotron provides residential telephone service to more than 96,000 customers in Montreal, Quebec City, Laval and Montreal South Shore.

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