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Commtouch And Intel Strategic Alliance

Commtouch And Intel Online Services Sign Strategic ASP Alliance Program Agreement



CALIFORNIA., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ -- Commtouch (Nasdaq: CTCH), a worldwide leader in outsourced email and messaging solutions, announced today it has signed an agreement with Intel Online Services, the Internet application hosting subsidiary of Intel Corporation, to host integrated email and messaging services worldwide.

Jointly defined by Commtouch and Intel Online Services, the hosted messaging platform will help enable Commtouch to expand delivery of its integrated email and outsourced messaging services and capabilities worldwide through Intel Online Services' global data centers with scalable and reliable

Renowned for its carrier-grade scalability and high level reliability, Commtouch messaging solutions help satisfy the full range of hosted messaging needs for the corporate enterprise, small to medium size enterprise (SME) and ASP markets.

Said Mark Levitt, research director of Collaborative Computing at IDC: "Service providers are faced with the choice of various hosting platforms. The Commtouch and Intel Online Services relationship shows that a managed hosting platform like that offered by Intel Online Services can be a solid foundation
for the vigors of a worldwide messaging service like Commtouch's."

Commtouch has committed resources to developing specific messaging solutions that accelerate the ability of corporations and small to medium size enterprises to deploy the latest in email and messaging capabilities, including:

-- Web based and client integrated email
-- Unified messaging
-- Wireless access
-- Video messaging for enterprise
-- Local hosting around the world

"We are excited to be providing our managed hosting platform to support diverse application service areas," said Mike Aymar, president of Intel Online Services, Inc. "Commtouch is a leader in outsourced messaging and we look forward to working with them to provide these services."

"The market for corporate messaging has evolved dramatically this year, and our clients want to quickly deploy end-to-end email and messaging solutions," said Gideon Mantel, Commtouch CEO. "Intel Online Services' advanced hosting services will further enable Commtouch to provide messaging solutions to
corporations, ASPs and small to medium size enterprises with the highest reliability and service levels, and the lowest implementation costs anywhere in the world. We are delighted that Intel Online Services has identified Commtouch as a strategic ASP in its ASP Alliance Program."

Intel Online Services is focused on providing managed application hosting services that monitor and manage the complex array of software, hardware, network and infrastructure components that comprise a business Internet solution. Intel Online Services offers the ability to have an e-Business
application managed and monitored around the clock and enables developers to continue to enhance their designs.

About Intel Online Services
Intel Online Services, Inc., is an Intel subsidiary that intends to be a leading supplier of hosted Internet services, business applications, and e-Commerce services worldwide.

About Commtouch
Commtouch is the leading global provider of outsourced email and integrated messaging solutions, currently serving 18 million email boxes worldwide. Commtouch provides messaging solutions for some 400 various corporations, data centers, small to medium size enterprises, ASPs, ISPs, portals and online companies.

Commtouch offers integrated messaging applications in 26 languages that include advanced features such as online calendaring, unified messaging, wireless integration, security and direct marketing applications.

Founded in 1991, Commtouch has offices in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, London, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Additional Company information may be obtained by visiting

NOTE: Commtouch is a registered trademark of Commtouch Software Ltd. Terms and product names in this document may be trademarks of others.

SOURCE: Commtouch Software Ltd.

CONTACT: Michael Krems, 650-864-2210, or, or
Chris McCarthy, 650-864-2206, or, both of
Commtouch Software Ltd.

Web site: (CTCH)

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