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Interliant's e-Mail Migration Service Eases the Transition to a New Messaging System

September 26, 2001 

INIT Mail Migration Supports the Move to Managed or Hosted Lotus Notes
    and Microsoft Exchange E-Mail Platforms

    Interliant, Inc. (Nasdaq:INIT), a leading global application service provider (ASP), announced today it has launched a new service designed to provide customers with a seamless transition from their current e-mail platforms to a customer-managed or hosted infrastructure of Lotus Notes R5 and Microsoft Exchange 2000. The INIT Mail Migration service, developed by Interliant's INIT Managed Messaging group, is a structured methodology that helps customers migrate successfully from their legacy messaging platforms to new messaging solutions, which can be managed and monitored in-house or outsourced.
    The cornerstone of the INIT Mail Migration service is the Interliant-developed ASPect Consulting Methodology, derived from Interliant's years of mail migration consulting experience, which details the transition steps that Interliant's consultants use to take a customer through a mail migration effort. These steps include a requirements assessment and analysis plus a survey of the existing environment, followed by the development of a complete migration plan. Once the plan is executed, Interliant will certify the results and transition the customer for ongoing support. The customer's newly migrated mail platform also may be hosted at one of Interliant's secure data centers for ongoing monitoring and management.
    Through its alliances with two of the industry's leading vendors of mail migration tools, Interliant's INIT Mail Migration service utilizes Microsoft Exchange migration tools developed by Madison, Wisconsin-based Wingra Technologies, a leader in providing enterprise messaging integration and migration solutions. In addition, Interliant employs Automated Deployment Toolkit (ADT), a Lotus Notes deployment and migration management tool, from Fairlawn, Ohio-based Wolcott Systems Group, a recognized leader in messaging system deployment. These tools, in conjunction with Interliant's ASPect Migration Consulting methodology, enable Interliant to rapidly and seamlessly migrate large numbers of customers over to a new mail platform.
    "We choose Interliant to manage our Active Directory and Exchange 2000 migration because of their experience and their deep understanding of what it takes to manage messaging on an ongoing basis," said, Michael Gagnon, Director of Corporate Communications at SunGard (NYSE: SDS), a global leader in integrated IT solutions and eProcessing for financial services. "Their methodical approach to migration combined with best-of-breed tools is helping us move smoothly though a complicated transition."
    "Although outdated e-mail platforms become harder to manage and cost more to maintain, organizations often are reluctant to undertake the move to a newer system," said Dr. Sara Radicati, president and CEO of The Radicati Group. "This is due to the inherent complexity of mail migrations - dealing with multiple locations, client-side upgrades, file conversions, gateways, servers, etc. In addition, an organization's technology staff may not have the skilled resources needed to complete the daunting task of migrating the mail platform. An offering like Interliant's INIT Mail Migration service provides organizations with a cost-effective, reliable option for embarking on mail migration or upgrade projects."
    "Successfully migrating an organization's e-mail platform comes down to three things: people, tools and methodology," said Rudy Ventresca, Interliant senior vice president of Professional Services. "Interliant's people are skilled in designing and implementing complex e-mail platforms for corporations of all sizes and have been hosting servers since 1994. Arguably the most important part of a successful e-mail migration project is the methodology used. Interliant's ASPect methodology didn't happen by chance, but was developed by Interliant professionals through years of working with various mail platforms and vendors to help organizations design and implement their e-mail infrastructures."

    Pricing and Availability
    The INIT Mail Migration service is available now for organizations planning a migration to Lotus Notes 5.0 and Microsoft Exchange 2000. Pricing varies, depending on the complexity of the migration, but ranges from $10,000 on the low end to $100,000 and up for large enterprise migrations. For more information, call 800.334.2403 or visit

    About Interliant
    Interliant, Inc. (Nasdaq:INIT) is a leading global application service provider (ASP) and pioneer in the ASP market. Interliant's INIT Solutions Suite(TM) includes managed messaging, managed hosting, security, Web hosting (branded solutions/OEM and retail), and associated professional services. Interliant, headquartered in Purchase, N.Y., has forged strategic alliances with the world's leading software, networking and hardware manufacturers including Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT), Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq:DELL), Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq:ORCL), Verisign/Network Solutions (Nasdaq:VRSN), IBM (NYSE:IBM), Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq:SUNW), and Lotus Development Corp. For more information about Interliant, visit

    Interliant, INIT Managed Messaging and INIT Mail Migration are trademarks of Interliant, Inc., in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that can be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "will," "plan," "forecast" and similar words and expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance, achievements and the timing of certain events to differ significantly from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Important factors to consider in evaluating such forward-looking statements include uncertainty that demand for our services will increase and other competitive market factors, changes in Interliant's business strategy or an inability to execute Interliant's strategy due to unanticipated changes in its business, its industry or the economy in general, unforeseen difficulties in integrating acquisitions and other factors set forth more fully in Interliant's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2000, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is not possible to foresee or identify all factors affecting Interliant's forward-looking statements and investors therefore should not consider any list of factors affecting Interliant's forward-looking statements to be an exhaustive statement of risks, uncertainties or potentially inaccurate assumptions. Interliant does not have a policy of updating or revising forward-looking statements, and thus it should not be assumed that Interliant's silence over time means that actual events are bearing out as expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Interliant, Inc. Rosanne Desmone, 703/762-1759


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