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Amica Insurance Selects UltraDNS for Enhanced Network Security and Manageability; Nation's Oldest Mutual Insurer of Automobiles Depends on the UltraDNS Platform for 100% Availability of Online Customer Tools.

BRISBANE, Calif. -- UltraDNS Corporation, the world's leading provider of managed DNS services, today announced that Amica Insurance, the oldest mutual insurer of automobiles in the nation, has selected its Managed DNS Service to deliver enhanced online functionality and network reliability. By deploying onto the UltraDNS platform, Amica improves the reliability and capacity of its online claim-reporting and insurance-quoting services.

Amica's mission is to enhance the financial security of its customers by offering personal insurance protection and other related services at the lowest reasonable cost, consistent with sound financial management. As a customer-centric company, Amica is migrating many business applications to the Internet to give its customers the best possible service and convenience of use. By implementing UltraDNS' managed services, Amica is also able to protect its customers from Internet security vulnerabilities, including pharming and network threats that could present financial dangers.

"The manageability and network security of the UltraDNS service were key criteria in making the decision to move to UltraDNS. We gain all the advantages of a managed service while retaining granular control over our DNS records," said Ron Rivet, Network Operations Manager, Amica. "The UltraDNS user portal allows us to delegate responsibility of domains to various users, making it easy for our administrators to publish DNS changes and manage our entries across the organization."

Backed by an industry leading network uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA), Amica Insurance leverages UltraDNS' fully fault-tolerant, global directory infrastructure to provide critical layers of network security, reliability and management. Utilizing the UltraDNS advanced management portal, Amica can seamlessly modify DNS records and have the changes propagated globally in near real time.

"E-commerce applications depend on DNS to ensure customers reach critical Internet infrastructures," said Ben Petro, President and CEO, UltraDNS. "We are pleased to add Amica to the growing list of enterprises that recognize the vital role UltraDNS solutions play in securing Internet-based operations."

About Amica Insurance

Amica Insurance, the nation's oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, with Corporate Headquarters in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, life, marine, and personal excess liability insurance. Amica employs over 3,000 people in 41 offices across the country. For more information please visit www.amica.com.

About UltraDNS

UltraDNS Corporation is the world's leading Managed DNS Service Provider, delivering superior security, reliability and performance to organizations that rely on DNS for their critical business processes, applications and services. With the growth in e-commerce and the emergence of advanced DNS-based communication and supply chain management services, organizations can no longer rely on traditional approaches to DNS. UltraDNS provides a range of global and local DNS solutions -- both managed services and custom infrastructure -- built on its unique Directory Services Platform and proprietary, patented technologies. Through its thousands of enterprise, service provider and TLD infrastructure customers, UltraDNS powers the resolution of over 15 million domains around the globe. UltraDNS has offices in California, Virginia, Arizona, Chicago and the UK. For more information please visit www.ultradns.com.
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