iWON.com Taps Globix for Cutting-EdgeInternet Solutions
NEW YORK – July 10, 2000
Globix Corporation (NASDAQ: GBIX), a leading business Internet infrastructure and streaming media solutions company, today announced that it is co-hosting the high-traffic iWon.com Web site, a leading Internet destination portal, and is providing iWon with a wide array of Internet solutions. iWon is co-locating its Internet servers and applications in the Globix world-class Internet Data Center facilities in New York.
The Globix solution includes providing iWon with systems architecture and integration, customized power configurations, streaming media applications and multiple T-1 and T-3 circuits connected to the newly enhanced 32 Gbps capacity Globix tier-1 international backbone network.Launched only nine months ago, iWon has become a top-rated portal, ranking No. 1 in Visits per Person and No.2 in Time Spent at the Site per Person at Work for the top 50 Web sites (Nielsen//Net Ratings, week ending July2, 2000) by combining premier e-commerce, content and search partners with the largest guaranteed cash giveaway on the Internet. iWon gives away $10,000 every day, 30 $1,000 prizes every week, $1 million every month and $10 million on Tax Day to users who accumulate entries through regular activities such as searching the Web, reading news, checking e-mail or tracking stocks. iWon users spend an average time of 28 to 33 minutes online, and the Web site ranks No. 4 in terms of Page Views at Work among the top 50 Web sites (Nielsen//NetRatings, week ending July 2, 2000).
‘It is critical that iWon.com be available to provide round-the-clock services to our users. With the tremendous growth we have experienced over the past nine months, it was of the utmost importance to have a rigorous and reliable back-end Internet solution,’ said Jonas Steinman, iWon founder and co-CEO. ‘Globix has a top-of-the-linenetwork, superior facilities, expertise in streaming media, and the bandwidth capacity we need to support ourcurrent and future demand.
”iWon’s success has been monumental, even in an era full of Internet success stories,’ said Marc H. Bell, chairmanand CEO of Globix. ‘In todays market, having an Internet solutions provider that can manage such tremendousgrowth is vital to continued success, and we are thrilled that iWon has chosen Globix to meet those demands.’
iWon.comiWon.com currently attracts one out of every nine people who visit the Web from work and one out ofevery 10 who visit from home (Media Metrix, May 2000). iWon.com provides users with world-classcontent and functionality, and has many of the same partners as Yahoo, including Reuters, AP,WeatherNews Inc., Autoweb, Travelocity, Gist and Lottonet. To date, iWon has given away morethan $21 million in cash prizes. For details and official rules, visit http://www.iwon.com.
Globix is a leading provider of advanced Internet hosting, network and applications solutions for business. Globix delivers services via its secure state-of-the-art Internet DATA Centers, its high-performance global backbone and content delivery network, and its world-class technical professionals. Globix provides businesses with cutting-edge Internet resources and the ability to deploy, manage and scale mission-critical Internet operations for optimum performance and cost efficiency.