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Intranet Content Management: Selects NaviSite, Inc. to Host Free Intranets Selects NaviSite, Inc. to Host Free Intranets

More Than 13,000 Sites Will Be Hosted at NaviSite's East Coast Data Center
Boston, Mass. (August 17, 1999) - (, developer of the world’s first free intranet, today announced that it has selected NaviSite, Inc., a leading Application Service Provider (ASP) and Web hosting company, to host its free intranet sites. By selecting NaviSite, Inc. as the hosting provider, provides its 13,000 Member Sites and 650,000 Members with a comprehensive and sophisticated Internet hosting solution.
"We chose a leader in web site hosting and application services to host our Members' sites. NaviSite's facility and services will enable our Members to use their intranets with the assurance of totally reliable and secure site performance," said Tim Peacock, Vice President of Development at "In addition, has the advantage of working with a provider who can recognize and quickly respond to the growth of our market and our company."
High-performance solution for Member Sites worked with NaviSite to develop a tailored, dedicated server farm designed to eliminate network and server congestion with the Member Sites. provides Member Sites with an innovative intranet solution, including fully–functional intranet applications that are pre-programmed and pre-populated with data specified by the Member Site Administrator.
"The concept of instantly providing a fully-functional, pre-populated intranet is a completely new type of web site development. needed a solution that could manage the high volume of traffic, while providing the Member Sites with consistent and seamless performance," said Jay Seaton, Vice President of Marketing, for NaviSite, Inc. "This highlights the growing demand for companies to be able to gain the benefits of outsourcing, including traditional intranet applications." has registered more than 13,000 free intranet sites since its launch in mid–July. These 13,000 sites will see the benefit of NaviSite's secure, reliable, high–performance hosting and co–location services, including high–performance Internet access, load balancing, backup, UPS and power conditioning services. These services are part of the commitment has made to provide its members with the highest quality online intranet solution available.
About NaviSite, Inc.
NaviSite, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of CMGI, Inc. with minority investments from Dell Computer Corporation and Microsoft Corporation, is a leading provider of outsourced Web hosting and application services for companies conducting mission-critical business on the Internet. The company's goal is to help customers focus on their core competencies by outsourcing the management and hosting of mission-critical Web sites and applications.
NaviSite’s SiteHarbor® solutions provide secure, reliable, co-location and high-performance hosting services, including high-performance Internet access, and high-availability server management solutions through load balancing, clustering, mirroring and storage services. In addition, NaviSite's enhanced management services, beyond basic co-location and hosting, are designed to meet the expanding needs of businesses as their Web sites and Internet applications become more complex and as their needs for outsourcing all aspects of their online businesses intensify. The company’s application services, which include application hosting, management and rental, provide cost-effective access to, as well as rapid deployment and reliable operation of, business-critical applications.
For more information about NaviSite, on the East coast call 888-298-8222, on the West coast call 888-755-5525. NaviSite is headquartered at 100 Brickstone Square, 5th Floor, Andover, MA 01810.
About is the world's leading provider of on-demand collaboration services for small businesses or departments and groups inside large organizations. The company serves more than 350,000 users across 10,000 companies worldwide and offers a secure, web-based collaboration suite to share critical business information quickly and easily at any time from anywhere. Privately held and profitable, is led by an experienced team of software industry professionals who are committed to providing a secure, customizable, easy-to-deploy intranet solution supported by world-class customer service. is a PC Magazine "Editor's Choice" winner and is rated one of the world's "Top 25" leading service providers by ASPNews. The company has also been ranked by the Boston Business Journal as one of the fastest growing private companies in Massachusetts for two consecutive years. For more information or to take a FREE 30-day test drive, visit, e-mail or call 888-932-2600 or 781-565-6000.
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