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[January 21, 2014]

Intermedia Introduces Standalone Email Archiving to Create a New On-Ramp to the Cloud

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 -- As the world's largest one-stop shop for cloud IT services and business applications, Intermedia announces that Email Archiving is available as a standalone service to direct customers and partners. Now any business can achieve compliance even if their email is hosted by Microsoft Office 365, Google Mail or on- or off-premises Microsoft Exchange, IBM Notes®, GroupWise, IMail, Scalix, or Zimbra environments.

By reselling standalone Email Archiving, Intermedia partners can offer cloud services to a much wider base of customers, leveraging Email Archiving as an on-ramp for future sales of Intermedia's integrated Office in the Cloud services.

"Many of my customers are interested in the benefits of the cloud, but not quite ready to migrate off their on-premises email server," says Peter Hanna, Founder of Texas-based Intermedia partner Robo 6k. "With a standalone Email Archiving offering, I can protect their businesses while setting the stage for future managed services around Intermedia's cloud services -- with no integration headaches when they take the next steps." Many email providers do not offer email archiving that enables compliance with ERPA, FRCP, SOC, SEC, HIPAA or other state and federal rules. This created strong market demand for Intermedia's Email Archiving service -- which launched nearly a year ago as an integrated option for its hosted Exchange solution -- to be offered as a standalone service. Now virtually any small or medium-sized business can easily and cost-effectively assure that every single email -- as well as more than 450 types of file attachments -- is archived, searchable and immediately retrievable, forever.

According to Osterman Research, businesses without email archiving can incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs if an employee deletes a critical email or if a lawsuit requires emails to be submitted as evidence within a short period of time. Intermedia's scalable and secure solution helps customers in legal, healthcare, financial and other industries preserve and discover critical information, mitigate litigation costs, and reduce disaster recovery and compliance risks.

"We're committed to helping our partners grow their business around the cloud," says Michael Gold, president of Intermedia, "With standalone Email Archiving, our partners have another path to capitalize on a multi-billion dollar high-growth market, while helping their customers reduce business, legal, and compliance costs." Intermedia's Email Archiving solution offers a number of unique benefits beyond compliance and protection. It offers true linear scalability that lets customers scale on a per-user basis, protecting them from overpaying or under-provisioning. Additionally, its technology allows for rapid onboarding as well as easy-to-use search-and-retrieve functionality. With eight data copies spread across multiple datacenters, Intermedia stores twice as many data copies as other solutions.

As with all Intermedia service, partners manage Email Archiving from their Partner Portal: a single point of control that reduces the cost and complexity of managing multiple solutions to make partners more efficient and more profitable.

About Intermedia Intermedia is the world's largest one-stop shop for cloud IT services and business applications. Its Office in the Cloud� delivers the essential services that SMBs need to do business -- including hosted Exchange, Hosted PBX, SecuriSync file sync and share, security, mobility and more.

All of Intermedia's services are pre-integrated for a seamless user experience. They are all managed via Intermedia's HostPilot® control panel, with just one login, one password, one bill and one source of support -- creating tremendous cross-service efficiencies for both users and IT administrators. In addition, they all offer enterprise-grade security, 99.999% availability and 24/7 customer care to assure a worry-free experience.

Founded in 1995, Intermedia was the first to offer hosted Microsoft Exchange. With 90,000 customers and 750,000 users, it is the world's largest provider of hosted Exchange, outside of Microsoft itself.

Intermedia also enables over 13,500 channel partners -- including VARs, MSPs, telcos and cable companies -- to sell cloud services under their own brand, with full control over billing, pricing and every other element of their customer relationships.

Intermedia's 600 employees in 3 countries manage 10 datacenters to power its Office in the Cloud -- and to assure its famous worry-free experience. Learn more at Intermedia.net.

Contact Hadas Streit 310-496-4458 hadas@allisonpr.com Source: Intermedia

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