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FrontBridge Inks Five Strategic Partners; Assembles Largest Global Distribution Channel for Managed Messaging Services

In less than nine months, five of the world’s largest system integrators, security service providers and telecommunications companies launch private label services built on FrontBridge technology

October 18, 2004 - FrontBridge Technologies Inc. today announced the expansion of its global distribution channel, signing five new strategic OEM partners to private label and sell its managed messaging services. Siemens Business Services, Inc., Equant (NYSE: ENT), TELUS (NYSE: TU) and two of the world’s largest system integrators have inked multi-year agreements with FrontBridge, joining current FrontBridge partners, internet security leader, VeriSign, and telecommunications giant, Sprint. FrontBridge message filtering technology is integrated into email security managed services sold independently by these partners to protect enterprise customers from the negative impact of spam and viruses.

FrontBridge’s complete managed services portfolio includes spam and virus filtering, content and policy enforcement, encrypted email, message archiving and disaster recovery. In the last nine months, the company has quickly built the largest global distribution channel of any managed messaging service provider, touching business email users in more than 220 countries via 10,000 channel sales representatives. FrontBridge supports all its OEM partners and their customers with its SMART Network™, global network that spans multiple, load-balanced locations in EMEA and North America.

“These large strategic OEM partners turn to us because our proven technology can be integrated and launched into a new private label service in less than 45 days,” said Nick Hulse, vice president of global alliances for FrontBridge Technologies. “Our partners can anticipate future customer needs and respond quickly to the immediate concerns of their customers with a service that delivers the highest filtering accuracy without jeopardising the safe passage of legitimate email.”

Global Companies Gain a Competitive Edge with FrontBridge
FrontBridge provides OEM partners with a single source for industry-leading technologies that can be easily integrated into an existing managed services strategy, or can form the foundation for a rapid entry into the managed email security services arena. In addition to its industry recognised and vetted technology, FrontBridge provides OEM partners with the tools to get to market quickly, including network infrastructure development, technical support, customer billing, sales and marketing, and reporting.

Equant, one of the largest global carriers, transmits billions of email messages for the world’s largest multinational corporations across its networks every day. The Equant Messaging Protection Suite uses FrontBridge filtering technology to provide customers with a frontline of defence against spam and viruses.

"Equant is now offering a carrier-class, enterprise messaging protection service, which enhances our existing messaging portfolio,” said Mack Treece, head of North America sales and marketing for Equant. “Our clients will benefit from a quality of service that surpasses what organisations can do themselves today, at a fraction of the cost associated with implementing in-house systems."

Siemens Business Services, Inc. (SBS) is a leading IT services provider for small and medium sized businesses and enterprises in the U.S. and EMEA. SBS recently launched Secure Enterprise Messaging (SEM) with technology private-labelled from FrontBridge and has integrated the managed service into the Siemens SieQuence package.

“As an IT-solutions provider to some of the Fortune 500’s most recognised brands, we consistently seek out best-in-class technologies that immediately solve our customer’s business problems,” said Bob Gault, Vice President of IT Outsourcing for Siemens Business Services, Inc. “FrontBridge has seasoned experience implementing message management technology for private-label partners and we look forward to providing customers with immediate relief from the constant deluge of spam and viruses.”

FrontBridge’s enterprise grade email protection service provides the most accurate email filtering technology, cleansing over 95 per cent of spam from enterprise email boxes. The company delivers the lowest false positive (messages incorrectly identified as spam) rate, with less than 1 false positive per 250,000 messages processed or 0.0004 per cent. FrontBridge recently announced new message archiving and email encryption technologies that help companies meet regulatory compliance requirements. By delegating message management to a trusted leader, enterprises ensure accurate, reliable, secure email service, while eliminating the risk, complexity and cost of building and maintaining an on-premise message management system.

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About FrontBridge Technologies
FrontBridge Technologies Inc. is the market leader for enterprise message management and security services. Its comprehensive portfolio of managed services include spam filtering, virus protection, policy enforcement, disaster recovery, secure email and message archiving. FrontBridge managed services are delivered across the company’s SMART network - a proven, reliable, on-demand, globally-distributed network of secure data centres. FrontBridge was the first company to guarantee 99.999 per cent service level agreements (SLA) and the only company with a 100 per cent uptime track record.

FrontBridge, headquartered in Marina del Rey, Calif., provides message management and security for more than 2,700 enterprises globally. Visit us on the Web at www.FrontBridge.com or call +1 877 301 8232 or in the UK, +44 20 7872 5417

SMART Network and TrueProtect are trademarks of FrontBridge Technologies.


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