Thru Introduces Thru SCN Small Business Edition for Cost-Effective Secure Messaging and Large File Transfer

Designed To Streamline Collaboration And Facilitate Project Management For Start-Ups, Consultants And Creative Professionals

Irving, Texas, April 22, 2008 – Thru, the global leader in critical messaging solutions, today announced the availability of Thru SCN Small Business Edition. Thru’s latest software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering powered by the Thru Secure Communication Network (SCN) is designed to help businesses with less than one hundred employees increase productivity, reduce costs and expedite decision-making in very challenging economic times.

“Thru SCN Small Business Edition is critical for small companies that need to exchange and manage project information quickly while protecting intellectual property or other sensitive data,” says Jeanine Banks, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Thru. “Thru is excited to introduce a solution designed to solve these challenges for smaller firms. Thru SCN Small Business Edition enables not only secure content using familiar email programs, but also more efficient workflows that put profits right back into the bottom line.”

RE:ID is a small business based in Ohio using the Thru SCN to save time and money by replacing CD distribution and FTP. “We needed a fast and secure way of exchanging files with our clients without the hassle and cost of using a dedicated FTP server,” says Bill Rid, owner of RE:ID. “I work in a MAC environment and many of the solutions available on the market only support the PC. Thru SCN Small Business Edition allows me to manage vital project information with my clients effortlessly. It helps strengthen my relationship with clients and drive customer satisfaction.” RE:ID was able to get up and running with Thru SCN Small Business Edition in less than 30 minutes.

While electronic information-sharing is on the rise, email, FTP and other traditional messaging applications pose significant risks. Large file attachments are restricted, security is lacking and the infrastructure is complex to manage. These issues are especially painful for new businesses, consulting firms or creative professionals who need to operate on a global scale with constrained resources. Eliminating the need to manage FTP servers or encryption keys, Thru SCN Small Business Edition enables users to send files of any size over an encrypted channel as well as track, limit and control access to their content. Because of its seamless support for desktop applications like Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes, users can send files with their regular email program without costly training or any interruption in workflow.

About Thru Platform
Thru products are built on the first all-in-one technology platform for secure messaging, large file transfer and content archiving. This platform offers ease-of-use and an easy-to-manage design that reduces company overhead and eliminates the need to maintain an expensive patchwork of file transfer, email encryption, content filtering, VPN and content management products.

About Thru
Thru is a global leader in delivering critical messaging solutions, with secure messaging, large file transfer and content archiving woven together in an integrated platform that is efficient, easy to use and simple to manage. Thru offers the Thru Secure Communication Network (SCN) brand of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and an on-premise option. Thru helps firms worldwide in many industries, including architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, healthcare and pharmaceuticals realize increased productivity, reduced information risk, optimized IT infrastructure and accelerated compliance. Founded in 2002, Thru uses a best practices approach to information delivery and management called Critical Message Governance (CMG), driving better visibility and centralized control of proprietary and sensitive data across network boundaries.