July 29, 2008

Cbeyond Secure Desktop Protects Small Businesses From Online Attacks

New Security Software Stops Viruses Before They Infect


Michelle Tank, 678-370-2437

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Logo: http://www.cbeyond.net/

Cbeyond(R), Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading IP-based managed services provider, now offers a Secure Desktop service, an integrated antivirus and anti-spyware solution for Windows PC systems. This new software provides small businesses with comprehensive protection, detection and removal of security threats, as well as the most up-to-date protection against the latest threats.

Secure Desktop ensures high-performance security with antivirus, anti-spyware and firewall services to protect PCs from online threats. Automatic updates and scheduled scans identify existing threats, and real-time scanning stops viruses and spyware before they infect a user's PC. With Cbeyond's automatic update feature, keeping security software up-to-date is greatly simplified, which reduces IT management costs.

"Malicious content is a severe threat that small businesses frequently face," said Paul Gies, senior director of products for Cbeyond. "Secure Desktop provides small businesses with a reliable and cost-effective solution for shielding networks from attacks, allowing companies to focus on growing their business, not ongoing security and maintenance."

Small business owners can monitor their PCs and check their security status by logging-on to CbeyondOnline(TM). Users also have the ability to manage their subscriptions online - if a small business orders a new PC, they can transfer their subscription from the old PC to the new one. Entrepreneurs also have the ability to order additional subscriptions as their business grows.

To ensure complete PC protection, Secure Desktop provides advanced detection and analysis features. The application uses RootKit detection to find and remove "stealth" malware, which is a virus designed to hide from antivirus software and disrupt the operating system. Additionally, to prevent threats, Secure Desktop leverages heuristic analysis to identify viruses by their behavior and eliminate the threat before a virus definition is available.

"Yet again, Cbeyond equipped my business with a great new service," said Myra Hager, director of information technology, of ABC Compounding. "Unlike previous communications providers I've worked with, Cbeyond understands our business needs and how to provide real value by offering the the tools we need to protect our networks and to compete in today's highly-charged business environment."

"Secure Desktop is easily manageable. I not only know my PCs are protected, but CbeyondOnline allows me to check the security status of all my computers from one location rather than having to individually look at each PC," said Hager. "I can also manage my subscription online; making the process hassle free."

A reliable security software, Secure Desktop is the ideal solution for small businesses to protect their desktops and laptops from online attacks. For more information about Cbeyond and Secure Desktop, visit http://www.cbeyond.net/services/secure-desktop.htm.

About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading IP-based managed services provider that delivers integrated packages of communications and IT services to more than 36,000 small businesses throughout the United States. Cbeyond offers more than 30 productivity-enhancing applications including local and long- distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry(R), broadband laptop access, voicemail, email, web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing and virtual private networking. Cbeyond manages these services over a private, 100-percent Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) facilities-based network. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net.


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