Interland Chooses Openwave

Managed web host Interland Inc. (Nasdaq: ILND) and infrastructure ASP Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV) Tuesday (Feb 27) announced that Interland has selected the Openwave Email Mx (formerly known as InterMail Mx) messaging platform to advance its messaging architecture and offer its more than 52,000 small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers access to value-added email services.

Designed to accommodate millions of users on a single architecture, the Openwave Email Mx messaging platform affords Interland the ability to offer a highly scalable and reliable email and messaging service. Interland adopted this messaging platform to support its customers’ growing needs for the latest in advanced email and messaging management features, such as advanced security and SPAM prevention.

“Openwave’s innovative messaging platform provides our customers with the latest advancements in messaging services with numerous options, supported by continuous availability and a heightened level of security to ensure that their communications are delivered as intended,” said Robert Malally, chief technology officer, Interland Inc. “We are very excited to be in a position to provide this world-class software technology to small- and medium-sized enterprises. The platform upgrade allows us to continue to grow our customer base by attracting businesses that are serious about incorporating high-bandwidth Internet messaging solutions into their business initiatives.”

Email Mx features premium business options for Interland’s shared hosting plans like read-receipt notification, vacation auto responders, SPAM blockers, mail forwarding and more.

“We are proud to be a part of Interland’s mission to make its customers successful by delivering next-generation communications services designed to meet the demands of the ever-expanding global network,” said Don Oas, vice president of Product Marketing for Openwave. “As one of the largest Web-enabling solutions providers to the SME market, Interland has the track record and expertise to deploy this high performance messaging infrastructure with failsafe reliability, as well as the scalability to support millions of users.”

Atlanta-based Interland provides managed Web hosting services for over 86,000 Web sites around the world. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), Interland is the sixth-largest hosting company in terms of total customer accounts. Interland provides a full spectrum of managed hosting services, including system monitoring and reporting, managed backup and recovery and system administration services, as well as e-commerce solutions, Web design and business applications hosting.

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