StrongMail expands deployment options via agreement with the industry leader in hosted IT services

LONDON, UK – 29th October, 2008 – StrongMail Systems, Inc., the leading provider of on-premise solutions for marketing and transactional email, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Rackspace® Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading hosting services provider, to become a Strategic Partner in the Rackspace Solution Partner Network. This relationship features reseller and referral programs between the two companies, as well as a new hosted deployment offering for StrongMail’s marketing and transactional email solutions, StrongMail On-Demand.

The new relationship marries StrongMail’s proven technology with hosting services from the industry leader, Rackspace, giving companies multiple deployment options for commercial-grade marketing and transactional email solutions. The combined offering provides companies with the benefits of an on-premise solution with no hidden fees like those associated with an ESP offering, and without having to apply IT resources for ongoing system maintenance and management.
“Teaming with Rackspace enables us to extend our business to a whole new category of customers – those who want the benefits of an on-premise solution without having to host and manage it,” said Sam Cece, CEO of StrongMail Systems. “We chose Rackspace as our hosting partner because of their reputation as the industry’s premier IT hosting company and because they share our philosophy toward customer support. The result is an unrivaled email marketing platform for customers who prefer a hosted solution in a high-security environment.”

“We look for industry leaders like StrongMail to help us add greater value to our customer offerings,” said Scott White, director, channel sales, Rackspace Hosting. “We were impressed with StrongMail’s unrelenting focus on meeting customer needs, like their development of stringent vetting processes to adhere to spamming guidelines, which mirrors our commitment. Because of this synergy, we felt that StrongMail was the perfect company to work with to expand both companies’ offerings."

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About StrongMail Systems, Inc.
StrongMail Systems is the leading provider of commercial-grade solutions for marketing and transactional email. Offering maximum flexibility for deployment, StrongMail’s solutions are available in both on-premise and hosted models to meet the needs of every business. StrongMail delivers its proven email delivery, tracking and campaign management software on high-performance servers that are optimized for maximum deliverability. In addition to providing superior control, security and integration capabilities, StrongMail's high-performance solutions offer companies a more powerful and cost-effective alternative to homegrown or traditional outsourced ESP solutions. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, StrongMail solutions are used by companies across the globe, including eHarmony, Fox Sports, and Ticketmaster. To learn more about StrongMail, please visit www.strongmail.com.

About Rackspace Hosting
As the world’s leader and specialist in hosting, Rackspace Hosting is changing the way businesses worldwide buy IT. Rackspace delivers computing-as-a-service, integrating the industry’s best technologies into a flexible service offering, making computing more reliable and affordable. A trusted partner to companies of all sizes, Rackspace enables IT departments to be more effective. Rackspace is distinguished by its award-winning Fanatical Support®, furthering the company’s mission to be one of the world’s greatest service companies. Rackspace is recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best companies to work for, ranking number 32 on the 2008 list. Rackspace's portfolio of hosted IT services includes managed hosting (www.rackspace.com), email hosting (www.mailtrust.com) and cloud hosting (www.mosso.com). For more information on Rackspace Hosting please visit www.rackspace.com or call 800-961-2888.

StrongMail Systems Media Contacts
James Carter and Richard Wolfe
TouchdownPR
Tel: 01252 717040 or 07980676139
Email: strongmail@touchdownpr.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 29th October 2008