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Intermedia Appoints Ed Macnair Managing Director EMEA and Eric Weiss SVP of Marketing

Global Leader in SMB Cloud IT Services Bolsters Its Management Team and Expands Its Worldwide Footprint

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/18/13 -- Intermedia, the world's largest one-stop shop for cloud IT services and business applications, has announced the appointment of Ed Macnair as managing director EMEA and Eric Weiss as senior vice president of marketing.

Macnair is the founder and former CEO of SaaSID, a UK-based vendor of single sign-on (SSO) and web application security software, which was acquired by Intermedia in September. He is responsible for driving Intermedia sales, marketing and product development in the EMEA region.

Having worked within the technology and cloud security industry for more than 25 years, Macnair has held senior management positions with MessageLabs, Symantec, IBM and Xerox. Prior to founding SaaSID, he was CEO of UK-based email and web content security vendor Marshal Ltd., a company that he merged with US-based 8e6 Technologies, after tripling Marshal's international revenues within three years.

SaaSID provides organizations with centralized control over employees' access to cloud services, business applications and social media, while giving employees the convenience of SSO for all their cloud services. Intermedia has announced that SaaSID's existing cloud service will be integrated into its HostPilot control panel in the first quarter of 2014. In addition, Intermedia is investing heavily in its EMEA operations, with plans to double headcount at SaaSID's UK sales and research and development centers. Intermedia currently has more than 90,000 business customers and 13,500 resellers worldwide.

Eric Weiss, Intermedia's new SVP of marketing, brings over 18 years' experience gained primarily in rapidly growing SMB and cloud services. He has a strong track record of branding, launching and growing businesses internationally in Intermedia's key categories of IT services and telecommunications. Prior to joining Intermedia, Weiss led marketing at Axcient, where he helped catapult it into the number one fastest-growing IT security company nationwide, according to Inc. As SVP of Marketing at GreenRoad, Weiss implemented rebranding and marketing strategies that led to growing the company's booked revenue from $1 million to more than $30 million in two years.

As CMO of Covad Communications, Weiss launched the company's SaaS offerings and grew its cloud services to more than $100 million. Weiss was also COO and a co-founder of ITXC, where he grew revenue to $350 million and became the largest international VoIP wholesaler before finally leading the company to a successful IPO.

"Intermedia is rapidly increasing headcount in the EMEA region to support our existing customers and partners, as well as extending Intermedia's services to SaaSID's customers," said Phil Koen, Intermedia chairman and CEO. "At the same time, we're building a global brand and marketing it to hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses. We welcome both Ed Macnair and Eric Weiss to our team and look forward to working with them and the SaaSID team to grow our company across the US, EMEA and the world."

About Intermedia
Intermedia is the world's largest one-stop shop for cloud IT services and business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ delivers the essential services that SMBs need to do business -- including hosted Exchange, Hosted PBX, SecuriSync file sync and share, security, mobility and more.

All of Intermedia's services are pre-integrated for a seamless user experience. They are all managed via Intermedia's HostPilot® control panel, with just one login, one password, one bill and one source of support -- creating tremendous cross-service efficiencies for both users and IT administrators. In addition, they all offer enterprise-grade security, 99.999% availability and 24/7 customer care to assure a worry-free experience.

Founded in 1995, Intermedia was the first to offer hosted Microsoft Exchange. With 90,000 customers and 700,000 users, it is the world's largest provider of hosted Exchange, outside of Microsoft itself.

Intermedia also enables over 13,500 channel partners -- including VARs, MSPs, telcos and cable companies -- to sell cloud services under their own brand, with full control over billing, pricing and every other element of their customer relationships.

Intermedia's 600 employees in 3 countries manage 10 datacenters to power its Office in the Cloud -- and to assure its famous worry-free experience. Learn more at Intermedia.net.

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