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Xpedite Launches New Service Enabling Companies To Securely Deliver Large Volumes Of Sensitive Data To Customers Via E-Mail
secureMAIL Automates Delivery of Encrypted Data Directly to Recipient’s Desktop
Jun 30, 2003
Tinton Falls, N.J., June 30, 2003 - Xpedite (www.xpedite.com), a business unit of Ptek Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK) and a provider of automated multimedia messaging services, today announced the launch of secureMAIL, a highly secure e-mail solution for the automated delivery of personalized, variable information. The service was developed to meet the surging consumer demand to securely receive information directly via e-mail, such as credit card and bank statements, lab results, trade confirmations, pay stubs, invoices, etc. According to a recent survey by research analyst firm Greenfield Online, 5 out of 10 online users want to receive their information directly to their inbox, and 80% of respondents want to access their information offline, a key attribute of e-mail delivery.
secureMAIL combines patented technology from PostX Corporation, a leader in secure electronic communications solutions, with the power of Xpedite’s e-mail messaging platform, messageREACH®. secureMAIL wraps sensitive data in an individualized, encrypted “envelope” that is sent as a password- protected HTML attachment to an e-mail message. secureMAIL messages are delivered via messageREACH to any computer desktop, and no recipient or end-user software installation is required. Once the recipient password has been authenticated, the message is decrypted for viewing without the need to download information, so it can be read either on- or off-line.
“Our customers, particularly those in the financial industry, have told us that many consumers prefer to have information delivered directly to their email inbox without the need to search a Web site or go online,” said Rob Mainor, President, Xpedite. “Xpedite’s solution enables our customers to take advantage of our years of experience in order to securely push information out to recipients in the format that they prefer. By sending data electronically via our secureMAIL service, businesses are able to meet customer demands without adding extra overhead.”
The secureMAIL envelope can be customized with the sender’s logo or other marketing messages. The service also can be used in conjunction with other company communications, such as providing customers with password-protected access to their encrypted statements within the body of an HTML newsletter. Messages can be archived to capture delivery history and linked to a company’s customer service function via a Web interface. Document open and click-through tracking is offered, as well as tools for managing bouncebacks and replies.
About Ptek Holdings, Inc.
Ptek Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative business, data and group communications services for global enterprises. Companies use our audio and data conferencing solutions to conduct group meetings and presentations over the phone or Web. We also enable our customers to process and deliver large quantities of individualized, business critical information, such as electronic statements and invoices, financial transaction and travel confirmations, and drug prescriptions, via our global ASP platform. Ptek serves companies in nearly every business sector, including healthcare, technology, publishing, financial services, travel and hospitality. Our services are marketed under the Premiere Conferencing and Xpedite® brand names.
Ptek Holdings' corporate headquarters is located at 3399 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30326. Additional information can be found at www.ptek.com.
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Statements made in this press release, other than those concerning historical information, should be considered forward-looking and subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made based on management's current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. A variety of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in Ptek's forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following factors: technological change; the development of alternatives to our services; our ability to manage our growth; integration of acquired companies; possible adverse effects on our financial condition if we are unable to retain IBM as a customer at the levels currently forecasted; possible adverse results of pending or future litigation or infringement claims; service interruptions; competitive pressures, including pricing pressures; general domestic and international economic, business or political conditions; legislative or regulatory changes; increased financial leverage; our dependence on our subsidiaries for cash flow; and other factors described from time to time in our press releases, reports and other filings with the SEC, including but not limited the "Risk Factors Affecting Future Performance" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or a person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.