PGA of America Taps for Email Hosting

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Largest Working Sports Organization in the World Selects to Provide Member Email, a leading provider of email hosting services to more than 30,000 small, medium, and geographically dispersed businesses, has been selected by The PGA of America to provide email hosting to its membership organization. As a geographically dispersed organization, PGA offers an email account to all of its members to help promote communication between the PGA and its members, between the members themselves, and between the members and the golfers they teach and serve. They are currently hosting more than 10,000 membership email accounts on the email hosting platform.

"We've been providing email accounts to our members for years, but we were hosting the email internally," explained Larry Green, Director of Information Systems of the PGA of America. "But as more of our members have signed up, the service has grown exponentially more complex to maintain in-house. In the past year alone, the volume of email and spam increased so much that we faced significant investments in hardware and software, not to mention the resources needed to setup and manage it all. Email management had become more than a full-time job for our IT staff and an expensive one at that. This is why we made the decision to offload these challenges. In the first week alone successfully filtered out more than 1,810,704 pieces of spam, stopped 636,693 directory harvest attacks, and prevented 3,695 viruses from being delivered. We are beyond pleased."

"It's a great feeling to be associated with an organization like PGA," said Patrick Matthews, chief executive officer at, Inc. "They're a unique organization but the problems they faced with their in-house email system are very common. Any organization running an email hosting environment with a size and scope similar to PGA's has to manage the same complexities. We're happy to help them manage those complexities so they can focus on bigger and better things." has been experiencing rapid growth, adding more than 16,000 businesses to its email hosting system in the last twelve months.

About, Inc., along with its growing community of private-label reseller partners, provides more than 30,000 small, medium, and geographically dispersed businesses with email hosting protected from spam, computer viruses, phishing attacks, and other security threats facing corporate email systems. The company manages and maintains the email software and hosting infrastructure, freeing up personnel resources and eliminating the need for organizations to purchase email-related hardware, software, and security services--all for a fraction of the cost of purchasing and managing the solution in-house. The Email Hosting Systemâ„¢ is housed in carrier-grade data centers to ensure maximum uptime. Founded in 1999, is privately held and headquartered in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. To learn more, please visit or call 866.392.3336.


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