ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) a leading IT and communications provider , today announced the launch of its enhanced EarthLink 365+ collaboration suite. This 2013 Stevie Award-winning hosted collaboration suite extends a best-in-class solution to mid-sized companies with the functionality and familiarity of on-premise offerings and the convenience and cost-effectiveness of the cloud.
EarthLink 365+ delivers Real Single Sign-On ™ with active directory integration, enabling customers to use their existing active directory. Plus, it offers key differentiators over Microsoft Office 365 ™ by offering 28 on-premises Microsoft Exchange features delivered over the cloud in the categories of security, administration, applications, client access, compliance/archiving and directory.
"Many businesses are searching for a collaboration suite that doesn't require on-premises resources or IT staff, and EarthLink 365+ is an ideal cloud-based solution," said Michael D. Toplisek, EarthLink Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "We can deliver a cloud-based solution that doesn't require them to compromise the security, features or functionality of an on-premise Exchange environment. EarthLink 365+ offers the best of both worlds, empowering employees to truly collaborate in the cloud and delivers a much richer user experience than others in the market."
Almost fifteen years ago, CenterBeam, now an EarthLink Business company, created its Hosted Microsoft ® Exchange environment and served as the inspiration for hosted collaboration suites and architecture currently used by the majority of today's managed service providers. Since EarthLink's acquisition of CenterBeam earlier this year, EarthLink 365+ continues this legacy of innovation, bringing together cloud versions of the most trusted Microsoft ® communications and collaboration products; Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync, for a solution that easily integrates into a business's environment, with 24/7 North America-based live phone support.Click here to view more EarthLink 365+ collaboration suite details. About EarthLink EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading IT services and communications provider to more than 150,000 businesses and one million consumers nationwide. EarthLink empowers customers with managed services including cloud computing, managed and private cloud, and virtualization services such as managed hosting and cloud workspace. EarthLink also offers a robust portfolio of IT security, application hosting, colocation and IT support services. The company operates an extensive network spanning 29,421 route fiber miles with 90 metro fiber rings and 8 secure data centers providing ubiquitous nationwide data and voice IP service coverage across more than 90 percent of the country. Founded in 1994, EarthLink's award-winning reputation for outstanding service and product innovation is supported by an experienced team of professionals focused on best-in-class customer care. For more information, visit EarthLink's website at www.earthlink.com.