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Send Word Now Recognized as a Leader in Leading Analyst Firm's 2012 Magic Quadrant for Emergency/Mass Notification Services

(March 15, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/15/12 -- Send Word Now, the leading global provider of on-demand alerting, response and incident management services, announced today that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a "Leader" in the Magic Quadrant for U.S. Emergency/Mass Notification Services. The Magic Quadrant evaluates emergency notification vendors based on their ability to execute and the completeness of their vision.

"We believe our Magic Quadrant Leader's position underscores our status as the true market leader," said Tony Schmitz, CEO and President of Send Word Now. "As the emergency notification marketplace first developed, Send Word Now emerged as a leader, and we have been recognized ever since for our ability to innovate and command the market in terms of feature development and functionality."

Send Word Now was the first emergency notification provider to offer two-way BlackBerry® PIN messaging, native mobile applications for BlackBerry® and iPhone®, and integrated weather alerting and incident management services. Send Word Now continues to lead the ENS market in feature development, international support and security, and is the first mass notification vendor to release features such as single-sign on (SSO), full encryption of data at rest, digital signatures and two-factor authentication.

According to Gartner, Magic Quadrant Leaders, "have products that work well for Gartner clients in midsize and large deployments. They excel in the combination of market understanding, product features and functions, and overall viability as a firm. Their EMNS products are well-known to clients, and are frequently found on RFP shortlists, have presence at tradeshows, publish market-related white papers and conduct webinars."

"No other provider in the marketplace can match our feature set or our pace of development," said Schmitz. "And we have our customers to thank for that, as we strive every day to better our service on their behalf. We work closely with our customers to understand their needs and to really put them first, and our high retention rates coupled with our Magic Quadrant Leader's position reflect that commitment and success."

"Send Word Now will continue to lead the market with its investments in technology, infrastructure and capacity," concluded Tony Schmitz, "and we look forward to working closely with the respected team from Gartner for many years to come."

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Send Word Now
Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and incident management services for both routine and emergency communication. The easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification service is used by government agencies, municipalities, universities, non-profit organizations and businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies, to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication in real-time. Send Word Now's Alert Tracer® provides a full audit trail of messages sent and received for after-action reporting and follow-up. Designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device over any type of connection, Send Word Now's mass notification system is capable of transmitting hundreds of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes. The company is headquartered in New York City. Visit Send Word Now on the web at or email us at [email protected]. Follow Send Word Now on Twitter at and check out our new blog for industry news and insights at

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Sheri Ann Laza-Schmitz
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