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Sigster Selects Internap for High-Performance, Cross-Platform Social Gaming Environment

Internap’s intelligent IP routing and data center services provide social gaming company with the ability to deliver immersive, high-quality gaming experience on-demand from any device


ATLANTA – November 17, 2009 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, today announced that new, cross-platform social gaming company Sigster is using its Internap Performance IPâ„¢ network and managed hosting services to provide a scalable, secure worldwide gaming infrastructure with guaranteed performance and uptime. The Internap network services and managed infrastructure will ensure a seamless experience for Sigster’s massive multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPGs) – beginning with the newly-released Urban War – which includes advanced community features and on-demand access from multiple social networking platforms and mobile devices.


Combining traditional role-playing components with full-fledged social media features, Sigster’s Urban War provides a dynamic street battle experience that lets users chat during games, more

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Internap Enhances Content Delivery Network for High-Quality Video Streaming

Ease-of-use and automation capabilities combine with route-optimization technology to simplify delivery of high-quality video to the broadest audience across any network


ATLANTA – November 17, 2009 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, today announced enhancements to its Content Delivery Network (CDN) offering, including new ease-of-use functions and automation of key CDN capabilities. Exclusively delivered with Internap’s Performance IPâ„¢ service – which ensures optimal video delivery across the Internet – these enhancements deliver an intelligent video streaming solution that simplifies and automates content creation, management and reporting with the highest quality end user experience.


According to comScore’s Video Metrix service, during the month of September 2009, more than 84.8% of the total U.S. Internet audience watched online video, and the average online viewer watched 9.8 hours of video. As more organizations look to adopt video CDNs as part of more

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Fortune 1000 Consumer Services Company Deploys Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls

IDT Corporation Regains Visibility and Improves Network Security with PA-4000 Series; Saves Money by Consolidating Legacy Firewalls, Proxies, and IDS


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2009 – Palo Alto Networksâ„¢, the leader in next-generation firewalls, today announced that IDT Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company operating primarily in the telecommunications and energy industries, has deployed Palo Alto Networks’ PA-4000 Series next-generation firewalls.


IDT Corporation is a consumer services-focused company with operations primarily in the telecommunications and energy industries. Through its Telecom subsidiary, IDT provides retail and wholesale telecommunications services and products, including pre-paid and rechargeable calling cards and wholesale carrier services. Through its Genie Energy subsidiary, IDT operates energy-related businesses including IDT Energy, an Energy Services Company (ESCO) providing electricity and gas to residential and small business customers in New York State, an oil shale joint venture in western Colorado, and an alternative energy initiative in Israel.


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Glowpoint Secures New Major Sports Broadcast Network Client

Broadcaster chooses Glowpoint’s managed services, for live content from NFL® team locations, for new on-air show and related webcast


HILLSIDE, N.J. Nov. 17, 2009 - Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading provider of advanced video communications solutions, today announced that a major, global sports broadcast network has selected Glowpoint’s managed service for a new program scheduled to air on the network and its website. The customer, whose name is undisclosed due to the network’s confidentiality policies, has signed an agreement with Glowpoint with an initial value of $250,000 per year that includes services to be paid on a monthly recurring basis.


As part of the agreement, Glowpoint will provide managed video services and network services to connect ten NFL® team locations with the network’s broadcast studio. This unique application allows for two-way interviews, and content acquisition, using video conferencing equipment in conjunction with Glowpoint’s managed video service. more

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XOX has successfully upgraded to Computaris’ Convergent Charging System

9 November 2009 – Kuala Lumpur – Computaris, a specialist in consultancy, system integration and software development for the mobile telecom industry, announced today that XOX Com sdn Bhd, Asia’s first next-generation regional integrated telecommunications service provider, has upgraded to Computaris Convergent Charging System (CCS), which is now successfully running in Malaysia.


Computaris Convergent Charging System is based on SAP Highdeal’s world leading pricing and rating platform, and Teligent Telecom’s state-of-the-art platform for IN and value added services. It is a complex system covering Prepaid, Postpaid Rating, Charging and Billing, Voucher Management System, IN, IVR, SMSC, USSD/SMS Self Care and Prepaid Roaming Call Back services.


XOX’ s new state of the art platform can be configured to support a wide range of telecom services and it allows XOX to bundle, price, rate and charge both in-house and third-party services – brand them – and automatically start producing high-volume more

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