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Intermedia Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Leading Hosted Exchange and Cloud Services Company Newest Corporate Member (May 31, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/31/12 -- Intermedia, a global leader in cloud services and the world's largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, announced today that it joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) as a corporate member. The CSA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and to provide education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders.

"As our customers move to the cloud, and as end users access corporate and private data from a range of mobile and desktop devices, ensuring data privacy and security is of paramount importance," says Michael Gold, president, Intermedia. "Intermedia has been providing secure, business-grade cloud-based services for over a decade. We look forward to working with the CSA to contribute deep knowledge in cloud security, while also learning from the many other experts in this fast growing space."

"We are pleased to welcome Intermedia to the CSA," says Jim Reavis, executive director of the CSA. "We applaud its decision to join other industry leaders in furthering the use of best practices for securing cloud computing, and look forward to them lending their experience to our continued research."

Intermedia delivers its integrated suite of cloud services for small and medium-size businesses in its secure, business-grade cloud. The company's cloud solutions use an array of security controls, including encryption and intrusion and malware detection systems, to address customers' data privacy, security and compliance needs when transitioning their business communications to the cloud. The company develops and delivers many proprietary security services including Outlook Backup, Message Mirror, SpamStopper, VirusStopper and Mobile Device Management. Intermedia established a strong privacy policy governing the protection of customer data, which passed Safe Harbor compliance standards set forth by the US Department of Commerce.


ABOUT INTERMEDIA
Intermedia is the premier provider of cloud services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Its integrated suite enables SMBs to communicate, collaborate and handle content using a secure, business grade infrastructure. These highly reliable services are backed by a 24x7 support, 99.999% financially backed SLA, and a Cloud Concierge™ custom migration service. Intermedia is the world's largest hosted Exchange provider with over 450,000 mailboxes under management. The company's Office in the Cloud™ suite combines Intermedia's proprietary offerings for complete mobility, backup, security, voice and more with Microsoft tools such as Exchange 2010, Lync and SharePoint. All services are delivered from Intermedia's secure, SSAE16 certified datacenters and managed from the company's proprietary HostPilot® Control Panel -- providing customers a single point of control. Intermedia also empowers thousands of partners -- including managed service providers and select Fortune 500 companies -- to sell cloud services under their own brand. Founded in 1995 Intermedia was the first to offer hosted Microsoft Exchange services. For more information, visit www.intermedia.net.

ABOUT THE CLOUD SECURITY ALLIANCE
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and to provide education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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CONTACT:
Cynthia Greenberg
646-225-9473
cgreenberg@intermedia.net


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