November 5, 2008

ThePort Chooses Internap for IP Networking and Data Center Colocation

Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions, announced today its Performance IP(TM) networking services and data center colocation are supporting the applications and websites of ThePort Network, Inc., a leading social media solutions provider. As a result of Internap's reliable, secure and scalable solutions, ThePort is able to expand its social media platform and meet the needs of its rapidly growing customer base.

ThePort delivers compelling and complete Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions that empower customers to create, operate and monetize socially enabled online communities. ThePort's Social Media Suite integrates a robust set of social networking, content aggregation and publishing tools into existing Web properties, fostering member-to-member interaction, high-engagement marketing and new revenue streams. Media companies, nonprofit organizations and associations are among the targets for ThePort's services.

"Internap delivers premier networking and data center solutions to support our socially enabled online communities," said Bob Cramer, chief executive officer and co-founder of ThePort Network. "It is clearly integrated into the ongoing success of our business and gives us the scalability we need to add new customers with confidence."

According to Hunter Eskew, director of engineering at ThePort, "We outgrew our previous networking infrastructure and chose Internap to ensure the continued high performance of our SaaS environment. We believe Internap's networking and data center colocation services are unmatched in the industry."

ThePort Social Media Suite enables website owners to quickly infuse potent social media and social networking capabilities, making it possible to provide a more dynamic online experience that allows community members to interact with each other, contribute content and share perspectives and information. Website owners benefit from increased site traffic, page views and session times, as well as higher levels of audience engagement and brand loyalty.

"Social networking communities require 100 percent performance and reliability, and the combination of ThePort applications and Internap network and data center solutions does exactly that," said Tim Sullivan, chief technology officer at Internap. "We are pleased to provide the technology infrastructure for ThePort's fully hosted, powerful and highly scalable platform that integrates social media into any existing website."

Internap's Performance IP and data center colocation solutions are unique in the industry, offering an integrated application hosting platform with a 100 percent performance service level agreement (SLA). The platform is based on patented software technology called MIRO (Managed Internet Route Optimizer(TM)), a global network of private network access points (P-NAPs) and 44 data center locations around the world. MIRO and the P-NAPs monitor the performance of Internet backbones and automatically select the best path for data to travel, thus providing a high-performance Internet platform for running business-critical websites and applications.

About ThePort Network

ThePort(TM) Network, Inc. is dedicated to delivering compelling and complete software as a service (SaaS) solutions that enable customers to create, operate and monetize socially enabled communities. Through its integrated suite of enterprise-class social media solutions, ThePort enables companies to build and manage branded online communities that facilitate high-engagement marketing, foster member-to-member interaction and drive additional revenue opportunities. With a focus on the nonprofit, trade association and media industries, ThePort customers include such world-renowned organizations as CARE, Arthritis Foundation, Lee Enterprises and Sierra Club. For more information, visit

About Internap

Internap is a leading Internet solutions company that provides The Ultimate Online Experience(TM) by managing, delivering and distributing applications and content with unsurpassed performance and reliability. With a global platform of data centers, managed Internet services, a content delivery network (CDN) and content monetization services, Internap frees its customers to innovate their business and create new revenue opportunities. More than 3,700 companies across the globe trust Internap to help them achieve their Internet business goals. For more information, visit

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