September 30, 2008

Maxim Group Adds Teneros High Availability Solution on HP ProLiant Server

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Teneros ( announced today that Maxim Group has installed a second award-winning, Teneros high availability appliance, this one running on the HP ProLiant server. The new Teneros high availability solution protects a Microsoft Exchange server in Maxim Group's Long Island office.


Since last fall Maxim Group, a Wall Street investment banking, securities, and investment management firm, has been using the Teneros high availability appliance in their Chrysler Building headquarters to support its 325 mailboxes and also uses the Teneros disaster recovery appliance, located offsite. Teneros also supports 100 Blackberry users.

"I've been a big fan of Teneros since we first became a customer last fall, and a year later, we have not had any email downtime. So, when it came time to choose a high availability solution for the Exchange server in our Long Island office, it was an easy decision," said John Michaels, CTO of Maxim Group. "I am pleased with Teneros' decision to offer an HP ProLiant-based appliance, because HP has an excellent reputation in the IT community. I have tested the new appliance's performance and it worked flawlessly. What I love most about the Teneros suite of messaging continuity solutions is that they are remotely monitored, updated and maintained by Teneros' Network Operations Center so there is no support and maintenance burden on my in-house IT team, which is my ultimate goal for any IT solution."

In July Teneros announced an agreement with Hewlett-Packard to deliver Teneros' email continuity appliance software bundled on HP ProLiant DL380 G5 servers. Teneros selected the HP ProLiant as the hardware platform for its appliances based on HP's high standards of quality and performance, its servers' ease of installation, and the company's worldwide support services. Teneros also joined the HP Developer and Solution Partner Program (DSPP), which makes Teneros' email continuity appliances available to approximately 15,000 HP resellers worldwide.

Michaels said he installed the new Teneros high availability solution easily, without technical support, noting that any of his technical staff could have installed the product. Last week, one of his IT team members accidentally triggered an automatic failover to the Teneros appliance while installing a Microsoft update, which stopped a critical service on their primary Exchange server. "I received a text message alert on my phone that the Exchange server had failed over to the Teneros appliance," said Michaels. "We solved the Exchange outage, and none of the employees in the company knew about the Exchange server failure or experienced any interruption in their email service because the Teneros appliance worked perfectly," he said.

"When we first announced the HP ProLiant-based Teneros appliance, I called it a winning combination for email continuity, and Maxim Group's decision to expand its relationship with Teneros is a great example of that," said Andrea Skov, chief marketing officer of Teneros. "HP has a fantastic reputation, and we are delighted that our customer feedback is very positive. Teneros has proven to be an ideal solution for Maxim Group because email downtime is simply unacceptable for financial services companies, affecting productivity, and endangering regulatory compliance and data integrity."

Teneros Application Continuity Appliances for high availability and disaster recovery of Microsoft Exchange offer 99.999% uptime utilizing the company's Instant-On(TM) failover technology. Teneros appliances require no configuration of, modification to, or additional software on the Exchange server or network infrastructure, and the appliances can be installed in minutes. The appliances are remotely monitored, maintained and updated from the Teneros Network Operations Center, so no additional management or maintenance burden is imposed on the in-house IT team. The appliances use transactional integrity validation(TM) -- Teneros' proprietary, real-time data protection and corruption prevention technology -- to prevent replication of corrupt Exchange data to Teneros appliances.

About Maxim Group

Maxim Group provides an array of financial services including: investment banking, equity research, private wealth management, structured products, and global institutional equity, fixed-income and derivative sales and trading to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high net worth individuals.

Maxim Group is registered as a broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is a member of the following: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB); Securities Insurance Protection Corp. (SIPC); International Securities Exchange (ISE); NASDAQ Stock Market; and NYSE Arca Inc. More information is available at

About Teneros

Founded in 2003, Teneros has pioneered a new product category that assures continuity of operations for the mission-critical Microsoft applications fueling corporations worldwide -- the Teneros Application Continuity Appliance(TM). Funded by Advanced Equities Financial Corp., Goldman Sachs, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Sevin Rosen Funds, and STAR Ventures, the company produces plug-&-go(TM) business continuity appliances that assure 99.99%- 99.999% uptime of Microsoft infrastructure applications.

Teneros is an Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Microsoft Gold Partner and is the recipient of the 2007 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award, OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing. Teneros is a winner of the 2008 Red Herring 100 award, was selected as CRN's 2008, 2007 and 2006 Emerging Tech Dynamo, and was honored by AlwaysOn as an AO Global 250 company in 2008 and an A0 100 Private Company Award winner in 2007 and 2006. The company is headquartered at 321 East Evelyn Ave in Mountain View, Calif., 94041. More information is available at

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