San Diego – (The Hosting News) – August 16, 2006 – Web hosting and solutions company, C I Host, has partnered with data protection firm, Iomega Corporation, to market Iomega’s new managed services products. In addition, Iomega has finalized its acquisition of San Diego-based managed services and outsourced IT company, CSCI, Inc., the 2006 recipient of the Juniper Networks, Inc. ”Managed Services Provider of the Year” award.
Iomega will begin selling its first managed services to SMBs in September: Iomega OfficeScreen services, a suite of managed security services that provide small to medium-sized businesses with secure wide-area networks that efficiently and economically link offices and remote workers.
With the partnership announced today, C I Host will begin marketing Iomega OfficeScreen managed services in September. C I Host provides more than 300,000 consumers and small and medium-sized businesses in 190 countries with managed web hosting, single and multiple server colocation and enterprise dedicated servers. C I Host has one of the most extensive portfolios of data center colocation and managed Web hosting services in the industry.
Jonathan Huberman, Chief Executive Officer of Iomega Corporation commented, ”With the launch of Iomega OfficeScreen managed services and the strategic partnership with C I Host, Iomega’s goal is to establish ourselves as a leader in the managed services market. Today, more than ever, SMBs need simple, secure, easy-to-use networks from a company they trust. We intend to capitalize on the growing managed services market by bringing Iomega OfficeScreen managed services products to small businesses worldwide via our existing channels — VARs, systems integrators, direct and indirect sales and retail operations — and through new mutually beneficial relationships like the strategic partnership we announced today with C I Host. We are excited about this agreement and look forward to bringing our managed service solutions to market with C I Host.”
Christopher Faulkner, CEO of C I Host added, ”Iomega OfficeScreen managed security services will be a synergistic service from C I Host that meets the security needs of small and medium-sized businesses around the world. At C I Host, we believe in providing SMBs and others with economical network solutions that give them the peace of mind that they have the best in web hosting, server and colocation solutions. Iomega OfficeScreen managed security services fit perfectly with our product portfolio.”
According to the company, currently hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. utilize OfficeScreen as a secure, reliable outsourced network security and VPN service that is inexpensive, does not require upfront hardware expenses, dedicated IT resources or large IT budgets. OfficeScreen’s firewall/VPN, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) (launching in September) and IPSec (IP security) bundles create secure wide area networks that connect remote offices and workers to applications and data at a company’s headquarters, while countering security threats from hackers, worms and viruses across a company’s entire network.
Iomega expects to grow the existing OfficeScreen business in the U.S. by selling its branded managed services through several different channels, including telecommunications providers, hosting companies, VARs and Systems Integrators, direct and indirect sales organizations and retail operations. By utilizing its strong European sales infrastructure, Iomega also plans to launch its new managed services in international markets, beginning with the United Kingdom before the end of 2006.
Mr. Humberman continued,
”Iomega OfficeScreen is just the beginning of new service solutions for SMBs from Iomega. OfficeScreen will be the basis of a new growth platform for Iomega. The market for managed services for SMBs is starting to take off, and Iomega is positioned to grow with the market.”
According to independent market analysis, the global market for managed security services is expected to be $2.9 billion in 2006, growing to $3.7 billion in 2008.
C I Host, based in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, is a web hosting and Internet solutions provider, domain name registrar (DNR) and application service provider (ASP) hosting 330,000 domains in 190 countries worldwide. C I Host endeavors to create business-class web hosting solutions for the small and medium-enterprise (SME) market, with the broadest portfolio of managed hosting and value-added services in the industry. C I Host is accredited by ICANN to register domain names. C I Host is HIPAA-compliant and has passed the SAS70 Type I audit.
C I Host has been ranked #1 in speed by the Adoloma Web Hosting Guide. C I Host has been consistently ranked among the Top 5 Web hosting companies out of 16,000 around the globe by c|net’s Ultimate Web Host List, HostPulse, WebHostsOnline.com and HostChart.com. C I Host was named among the Top 25 Web hosting companies by HostIndex.com.
C I Host offers turn-key services ranging from initial domain name registration to custom dedicated servers for e-commerce on today’s Web. The company offers innovative packages and services to the Internet community. C I Host operates three diverse data centers across the United States, with its main facility and Network Operations Center in Bedford, Texas. C I Host also has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and London.
All telco-grade, tier-1 data centers are wholly owned and operated by C I Host and consist of redundant diesel generator backups and a temperature-controlled secure environment with fully redundant UPS capability. All server hardware is fully tested and configured for optimal performance. Daily Web server backups and full fire protection guard against any data loss. To deliver speed and reliability, C I Host’s servers are connected to two OC-12 fiber connections, five DS-3 and two OC-3 lines from five diverse Internet backbones for a total of more than 5 Gigabits of available bandwidth.
To learn more, please visit: www.cihost.com.