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NaviSite and iCat Partner to Provide Catalog Services

NaviSite Internet Services, a provider of Internet outsourcing solutions, entered a partnership with iCat Corp. that allows it to offer hosting and management services for customers using the iCat catalog software.

The partnership with iCat supports NaviSite's release SiteHarbor ProApps, an application product line offering the hosting, management, rental and integration of complex Internet applications for customers engaging in electronic commerce. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

"The combination of NaviSite's application expertise with the powerful functionality of iCat's catalog building technology yields a solution that customers can feel secure will suit their needs today and provides the flexibility to grow with their businesses in the future," said Bob Eisenberg, president and CEO of NaviSite.

NaviSite's partnerships with other vendors including Open Market, Live Picture and Engage Technologies.

NaviSite's SiteHarbor product family consists of high-end Web hosting solutions and application management services called ProApps. SiteHarbor hosting services provide secure, reliable, Web hosting and co-location services including Internet access, and "high-availability solutions through load balancing, clustering, mirroring and storage services."

SiteHarbor hosting services offer Internet server management, featuring server monitoring and maintenance by NaviSite's systems administrators on a 24x7 basis. For customers who want to manage their own servers, it furnishes high-end co-location services.

For Internet image enhancement software customers will be charged on a per image served basis, for commerce software on a per transaction basis, and for ad serving on a CPM basis.