Excedent Relocates Worldwide Headquarters to Virginia Tech
August 17, 2004 - (HostReview.com) - Excedent Technologies (www.excedent.com), the leading provider of managed email hosting with integrated security threat prevention, today announced that the company has officially relocated its worldwide headquarters from Northern Virginia to the campus of Virginia Tech, within the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (CRC).
"We felt it was vital to move our business to an area where other innovative technology companies are prospering," explained Kevin Minnick, Vice President at Excedent and also a Virginia Tech Alumni. "Blacksburg might not be Silicon Valley but the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center presents a big step in the right direction."
Excedent provides business-grade email hosting services with integrated anti-Spam, anti-virus and Webmail access to more than 2,500 businesses worldwide. The company specifically focuses on the advancement of its industry leading hosted email platform and plans to launch Version 3 of its Webmail interface in the coming weeks. Excedent provides email services directly to small businesses through its subsidiary company, Webmail.us, as well as through its expanding reseller channel of service provider partners.
"Excedent is a young, well-run company with a great entrepreneurial story and deep roots in Blacksburg," commented Joe Meredith, Ph.D., President of the CRC. "Their return to Blacksburg says a lot about what this area has to offer and their presence will certainly add tremendous value to the existing success stories here in the research center."
"We have spent the last few years building our business in very tough economic times," explained Patrick Matthews, CEO of Excedent and Virginia Tech Alumni. "We are proud of our progress and excited to move the company back to Blacksburg and into the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. The CRC has developed into one of the premier technology corridors in the country; with the university right next door, a great deal of opportunities and resources exist for emerging growth technology companies like Excedent."
Established in 1985, the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center is home to over 100 companies engaged in leading-edge research in diverse areas of technology.
Excedent Technologies is the leader in managed email hosting. The company equips service provider partners across the entire business spectrum with the ability to resell hosted email accounts protected from Spam, computer viruses and other security threats facing corporate email systems.