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Exodus Operates Under Heightened Security

Managed hosting provider Exodus Communications yesterday announced its 44 Internet Data Centers (IDCs) worldwide are continuing operations with heightened security measures at each of its IDCs, with no interruption of service to customers.

Exodus IDC facilities are constructed for security including seismic stability, and the Company maintains extensive physical controls including manned entry points, alarm systems, biometric identification, video surveillance monitoring, on-site 24-hour certified security personnel, fire suppression and environmental controls, and identification procedures for entry into each of its facilities. The features are in place to protect against unanticipated events and unauthorized intrusions.

Exodus' Cyber Attack Tiger Team (CATT) is a team of security experts who are responsible for protecting customers' Internet infrastructure against cyber attacks and cyber-terrorism activity. The CATT team includes experts from top cyber-crime positions at the FBI, Department of Defense, the U.S. Attorney's office, and other federal agencies.

In addition, Exodus IDCs are equipped with a number of redundant subsystems, such as multiple fiber trunks coming into each IDC from multiple sources, fully redundant power on the premises, and multiple backup generators to deliver the highest levels of reliability. If commercial utility power were to be interrupted, Exodus will rely on its UPS -- Uninterruptible Power Supply -- systems and diesel-powered generators. Thus, Exodus' IDCs are designed to maintain operations with no interruption of service to customers.