Reston, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – August 21, 2006 – XO Communications has launched its Perimeter Email Protection (PEP), a new email security and email disaster recovery service, developed to enhance the hosting service delivery platform in order to provide businesses with increased email security and optimal mail server performance.
In addition, the new service was designed to
help combat the increasing costs associated with junk email, denial of service attacks and viruses spreading on the Internet. According to a survey released last year by the University of Maryland, the cost of spam in terms of lost productivity has reached more than $21 billion annually. XO Perimeter Email Protection endeavors to help businesses address these costs by providing a complete suite of email security capabilities to help protect email systems at the edge of the network. The service provides the following features:
â€¢ User Validation: Validates incoming email against legitimate e-mail users provided by the business and rejects unwanted email before it arrives at the customerâ€™s server, resulting in better mail server performance.
â€¢ Email Protection: Provides on-premise mail servers with a robust level of protection against e-mail based denial of service and dictionary attacks as well as spam.
â€¢ Email Disaster Recovery: Reduces loss of all incoming email if the mail server goes down and delivers email when the server is restored.
â€¢ Reporting: Provides daily reports on how a businessâ€™ email server is being protected.
Barbara Branaman, Vice President and General Manager of XO’s hosting business unit explained, ”Email is the lifeblood of business communications and all too often it is brought to a halt by something that can be easily prevented. Our Perimeter Email Protection service leverages our patented clustered hosting technology and email platform to provide a robust email security service that prevents unwanted email and attacks at the boundary of a customer’s network.”
The new XO Perimeter Email Protection service is being offered to new customers and existing customers using XO and Concentric Hosting services, XO Dedicated Internet Access and bundled services from XO. PEP is believed to be very cost effective and can be enabled online by existing customers through XO web hosting accounts’ management portal. If a customer’s hosting and email account does not have enough resources, the customer can upgrade to a larger account and receive more user allocations as part of the account or pay an additional fee per each user over the standard account allocation.
Concentric, an XO Communications service, offers business-grade web hosting solutions that are designed to cost-effectively scale to meet the needs of growing businesses. As the holder of a patent for its Clustered Hosting architecture, Concentric has designed a platform whose goal is to deliver superior performance, reliability and security. Backed by an industry leading 99.9% SLA, a 3-Month Satisfaction Guarantee along with 24×7 customer care, Concentric offers web site hosting, email, ecommerce, sophisticated junk mail filtering, web builder tools, and online marketing services designed to help companies effectively leverage the power of the Internet.
XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc., is a provider of national and local telecommunications services to businesses, large enterprises and communications service providers. XO offers a portfolio of services, including local and long distance voice, dedicated Internet access, private networking, data transport, and web hosting services, as well as bundled voice and Internet solutions. XO provides these services over an advanced, nationwide facilities-based IP network and serves 75 metropolitan markets across the United States.
To learn more about XO Perimeter Email Protection, please visit: www.xo.com/products/smallgrowing/internet/dia/webbasics.html.
For more information about Concentric, please visit: www.concentric.com.
To learn more about XO Communications, please visit: www.xo.com.