PEER 1 Upgrades Dedicated Hosting Services With SWsoft Plesk 8.2 for Linux Control Panel

    Leading IT Infrastructure Provider Adds New Version of Plesk to Simplify
    Infrastructure Management and Administration

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 3 /CNW/ -- PEER 1 Network Enterprises,
Inc. (TSX-V: PIX), a leading provider of IT infrastructure, today announced
that the company is now offering the latest SWsoft Plesk 8.2 for Linux control
panel software for its managed hosting customers.
    Plesk provides server administrators with a simple yet powerful tool to
manage their servers and websites. Plesk 8.2 also includes an intuitive
interface that allows users without a technical background to create new email
accounts and manage domains.
    "The decision to incorporate the new version of the SWsoft Plesk control
panel was an easy one for PEER 1," said Ted Smith, vice president of dedicated
hosting for PEER 1. "SWsoft listens to customer feedback, suggestions, and
other criteria and actually implements them in upgrades. This new version
includes many features beneficial to our customers like the Single Sign-on
(SSO) feature that assists with user authentication, and allows users to go
from one application to another without having to sign in for each one."
    The Plesk control panel automates a large number of tasks to help service
providers reduce operating costs and resources. The new feature set also
includes additional skins and the ability to customize, along with improved
security via a redesigned subsystem and support for third-party FTP servers to
assist with secure uploads.
    "By offering Plesk 8.2 with its managed hosting packages, PEER 1
customers can take advantage of new options for e-commerce and secure email to
drive incremental revenue," said Kurt Daniel, vice president of marketing and
alliances, SWsoft. "Plesk 8.2 further advances our OPEN FUSION initiative to
deliver an open, integrated platform for SaaS and hosting."
    PEER 1 is a leading IT infrastructure provider to startups and SMEs,
delivering highly scalable hosting solutions to allow customers to focus on
the possibilities of the Internet, not the problems. PEER 1 provides managed,
self-managed, and co-location hosting services through 15 state-of-the-art
data centers across North America. The company has over 9,000 customers
worldwide in wide-ranging areas from retail and manufacturing to Web 2.0 and
Software as a Service (SaaS).
    OPEN FUSION ( is an SWsoft
technology initiative to improve integration among a wide range of systems,
third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The
OPEN FUSION platform enables optimized delivery of SaaS and traditional
hosting services to help ISVs and service providers take full advantage of new
opportunities in the market.
    About SWsoft
    SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that
helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of
technology. The company's software powers more than 130,000 servers and
600,000 desktops worldwide. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo -- the
leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels -- the leading
desktop virtualization product, and Plesk -- the leading server control panel.
Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe, and
Asia. For more information, visit
    About PEER 1
    PEER 1 is a leading IT infrastructure provider delivering highly scalable
dedicated hosting and co-location solutions to ensure a client's online
presence is fast performing and available 100% of the time. Since its
inception in 1999, the company has grown to include data centers and network
points of presence in 17 major cities across North America and Europe, all
connected by PEER 1's world class Internet network. PEER 1 serves a variety of
startups and SMEs including software as a service (SaaS), web 2.0, hosting
providers, online gaming providers, Internet phone (VoIP) companies, and
outsourced enterprise solutions organizations. The company's headquarters are
in Vancouver, Canada and the stock is traded on the TSX Venture exchange under
the symbol PIX. For more information visit:

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