Automotive Aftermarket Leader, AutoVista, Selects Digex for Managed Web Hosting

Digex to Host Internet-Based Tool Kit

For the Automotive Services Industry



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Digex, Incorporated

    LAUREL, Md., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Digex, Incorporated (Nasdaq:   DIGX),
 a leading high-end managed Web and application hosting service provider for
 businesses worldwide, today announced that AutoVista(TM), a full-service
 technology provider for the automotive services industry, has selected Digex
 to host and manage its global Web initiatives.
     With over two decades of experience, AutoVista provides consulting and
 tools to the automotive aftermarket industry. AutoVista's color product,
 ColorVista(TM), provides the automotive paint industry with a web-based color
 information, management and communication application that can be deployed to
 repairers, distributors and field personnel. They also offer a business-to-
 business network, AutoVistaNet.com, which brings together all the information
 relevant to the automotive services industry in a dynamic, personalized
 "single-point-of-access." It is a comprehensive directory of all automotive
 goods and services that are available on the Web.
     In addition to these services, the AutoVista(TM) Claims Platform provides
 insurance companies, collision repair facilities, and independent appraisers a
 cost-effective means of improving and reorganizing claims via the Internet.
 AutoVista has spent over two years developing this unique overall claims
 management solution. The result is a completely adaptive technology that
 reduces cycle times, automates manual processes and greatly increases
 efficiency and productivity.
     The site is built on a Compaq Proliant platform running Windows 2000 with
 multiple fail-over firewalls. The configuration is supported by Digex's
 industry-leading SmartServices, a comprehensive suite of managed hosting
 services with enhanced features for security, backup, reporting,
 administration and monitoring. Digex SmartServices provides the highest levels
 of service for secure, scalable, high-performance Web sites and Web-enabled
 business applications.
     "AutoVista(TM) helps expand opportunities for automotive service
 providers," said Nick Bhatt, senior vice president and chief technology
 officer for AutoVista. "Online tools such as AutoVista Claims(TM), AutoVista
 Color(TM) and AutoVista Network(TM) are vital for customers seeking to capture
 evolving opportunities on the Web. With Digex we can be sure that our site
 will be available and secure and when we need to scale we will not have to
 worry about installing new hardware."
 
 "Companies like AutoVista are using the Internet to invent new modes of
 services for their customers", said John Callari, senior vice-president of
 sales for Digex. "We provide managed hosting to ensure that AutoVista
 customers will be able to access critical information anywhere in the world
 365x24x7."
 
     About AutoVista
     AutoVista is owned by ComputerLogic and utilizes its parent company's
 patent-pending systems architecture and software (CPA) to help insurers,
 repairers, suppliers and manufacturers successfully conduct business in
 today's "wired" world. The design and development of CPA allows a software
 application to run on any computer via the Internet, regardless of hardware,
 operating system, software application, or the database being used. CPA opens
 the door to eBusiness for the automotive services industry. From Internet-
 based, customer-specific solutions to business-to-business and business-to-
 consumer e-commerce, AutoVista has the infrastructure, expertise, and hands-on
 presence to give automotive businesses of any size a cost-effective and
 competitive advantage in the burgeoning Internet economy.  Additional
 information is available at http://www.computerlogic.com/autovista .
 
     About Digex
     Digex (Nasdaq:   DIGX) is the leading provider of high-end managed Web and
 application hosting services for some of the world's leading companies that
 rely on the Internet as a critical business tool. 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 financial services, online procurement and customer self-
 service applications. Digex also offers value-added enterprise and
 professional services, including performance and security testing, monitoring,
 reporting and networking services. Additional information on Digex is
 available at http://www.digex.com .
 
     Internet Users: Digex news releases and other useful information are
 available on the Digex web site at http://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 site and click on the "Investor
 Information Request Form" link.
 
     CONTACT:  Investor Relations: Tania Almond of Digex, Inc., 240-264-2237,
 or tania.almond@digex.com.
 
 

SOURCE Digex, Incorporated
    LAUREL, Md., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Digex, Incorporated (Nasdaq:   DIGX),
 a leading high-end managed Web and application hosting service provider for
 businesses worldwide, today announced that AutoVista(TM), a full-service
 technology provider for the automotive services industry, has selected Digex
 to host and manage its global Web initiatives.
     With over two decades of experience, AutoVista provides consulting and
 tools to the automotive aftermarket industry. AutoVista's color product,
 ColorVista(TM), provides the automotive paint industry with a web-based color
 information, management and communication application that can be deployed to
 repairers, distributors and field personnel. They also offer a business-to-
 business network, AutoVistaNet.com, which brings together all the information
 relevant to the automotive services industry in a dynamic, personalized
 "single-point-of-access." It is a comprehensive directory of all automotive
 goods and services that are available on the Web.
     In addition to these services, the AutoVista(TM) Claims Platform provides
 insurance companies, collision repair facilities, and independent appraisers a
 cost-effective means of improving and reorganizing claims via the Internet.
 AutoVista has spent over two years developing this unique overall claims
 management solution. The result is a completely adaptive technology that
 reduces cycle times, automates manual processes and greatly increases
 efficiency and productivity.
     The site is built on a Compaq Proliant platform running Windows 2000 with
 multiple fail-over firewalls. The configuration is supported by Digex's
 industry-leading SmartServices, a comprehensive suite of managed hosting
 services with enhanced features for security, backup, reporting,
 administration and monitoring. Digex SmartServices provides the highest levels
 of service for secure, scalable, high-performance Web sites and Web-enabled
 business applications.
     "AutoVista(TM) helps expand opportunities for automotive service
 providers," said Nick Bhatt, senior vice president and chief technology
 officer for AutoVista. "Online tools such as AutoVista Claims(TM), AutoVista
 Color(TM) and AutoVista Network(TM) are vital for customers seeking to capture
 evolving opportunities on the Web. With Digex we can be sure that our site
 will be available and secure and when we need to scale we will not have to
 worry about installing new hardware."
 
 "Companies like AutoVista are using the Internet to invent new modes of
 services for their customers", said John Callari, senior vice-president of
 sales for Digex. "We provide managed hosting to ensure that AutoVista
 customers will be able to access critical information anywhere in the world
 365x24x7."
 
     About AutoVista
     AutoVista is owned by ComputerLogic and utilizes its parent company's
 patent-pending systems architecture and software (CPA) to help insurers,
 repairers, suppliers and manufacturers successfully conduct business in
 today's "wired" world. The design and development of CPA allows a software
 application to run on any computer via the Internet, regardless of hardware,
 operating system, software application, or the database being used. CPA opens
 the door to eBusiness for the automotive services industry. From Internet-
 based, customer-specific solutions to business-to-business and business-to-
 consumer e-commerce, AutoVista has the infrastructure, expertise, and hands-on
 presence to give automotive businesses of any size a cost-effective and
 competitive advantage in the burgeoning Internet economy.  Additional
 information is available at http://www.computerlogic.com/autovista .
 
     About Digex
     Digex (Nasdaq:   DIGX) is the leading provider of high-end managed Web and
 application hosting services for some of the world's leading companies that
 rely on the Internet as a critical business tool. 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 financial services, online procurement and customer self-
 service applications. Digex also offers value-added enterprise and
 professional services, including performance and security testing, monitoring,
 reporting and networking services. Additional information on Digex is
 available at http://www.digex.com .
 
     Internet Users: Digex news releases and other useful information are
 available on the Digex web site at http://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 site and click on the "Investor
 Information Request Form" link.
 
     CONTACT:  Investor Relations: Tania Almond of Digex, Inc., 240-264-2237,
 or tania.almond@digex.com.
 
 SOURCE  Digex, Incorporated