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
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."
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.
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
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SOURCE Digex, Inc.