pch.com Teams With Compaq and Digex to Bring Sweepstakes Tradition to the Web

Companies Successfully Manage High Volumes Of

Site Traffic During Advertising Blitz

Mar 07, 2000, 00:00 ET from Digex, Inc.

    BELTSVILLE, Md. and PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., March 7 /PRNewswire/ --
 pch.com, the online division of Publishers Clearing House, today announced it
 has selected industry leaders Compaq (NYSE:   CPQ) and Digex, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   DIGX) to provide a highly scalable and secure Web hosting solution,
 designed to create a robust infrastructure, reduce time-to-market and enhance
 customer service.
     pch.com also announced that as a result of the superior IT support
 provided by Compaq and Digex, they successfully managed a 500% increase in Web
 site traffic after running one of the largest advertising campaigns in the
 history of Web hosting, providing its customers with uninterrupted service.
     Based on the Publishers Clearing House model of providing customers with
 shop-at-home convenience, pch.com delivers a full-range of services including,
 sweepstakes registration, games and secure shopping.  To support and manage
 this heavily trafficked site, Compaq and Digex combined best-of-breed
 technologies, including Compaq ProLiant Servers and Digex' suite of fully
 managed hosting services, as well as a dedicated account team to provide the
 highest level of customer support.
     "pch.com's intent is to provide customers with an uninterrupted, secure
 online experience," said pch.com vice president Todd Sloane.  "That's a tough
 order for a site that receives more than 200,000 site visits per day.  By
 working with industry leaders such as Compaq and Digex, we are confident that
 through the Web we'll deliver the high quality of service our customers have
 come to expect."
     "Whatever the environment and whatever the need, Compaq has a NonStop(TM)
 eBusiness solution to keep customers up and running in today's Internet
 economy," said Keith McAuliffe, vice president of Compaq's Service Provider
 Business Unit.  "By working with Digex to create a world-class, ready-to-
 deploy Internet infrastructure for end customers, e-businesses such as pch.com
 are able to operate 24x7 and outsource business applications with confidence."
     "Focusing on performance and availability is core to our managed hosting
 services," said Nancy Faigen, president of sales and service delivery at
 Digex.  "By having a reliable and scalable Web site 'always-on,' pch.com is
 able to take full advantage of its new online presence."
     About pch.com
     pch.com is a leading provider of sweepstakes on the Internet.  Their
 combination of sweepstakes oriented content and impulse shopping made it one
 of the fifty most trafficked web sites during the holiday season.  As the
 online division of Publishers Clearing House, pch.com offers online entry into
 the world famous Super Prize sweepstakes, while also providing interactive
 games, contests and great deals on magazines and merchandise.
     About Digex
     Digex (Nasdaq:   DIGX) is a leading provider of Web and application hosting
 services for some of the world's leading companies that rely on the Internet
 as a critical business tool.  Digex also offers value-added enterprises and
 professional services, including performance and security testing, monitoring,
 reporting and networking services.  Digex customers, from mainstream
 enterprise corporations, Internet-based businesses and Application Service
 Providers (ASPs), leverage Digex's services to deploy secure, scaleable, high
 performance business solutions, including electronic retailing, online
 banking, online procurement and customer self-service applications. Additional
 information on Digex is available at www.digex.com.
     Internet Users: Digex news releases and other useful information are
 available on Digex's website at www.digex.com.  To receive news releases by e-
 mail or to request that information be mailed to you, please visit the
 Investor Relations section of the Digex website and click on the "Investor
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SOURCE Digex, Inc.