VDC Selects Critical Path

Critical Path's Memova Messaging and Memova Anti-Abuse selected by ISP in Vietnam

SAN FRANCISCO -- Critical Path, Inc. (OTC:CPTH), a leading provider of messaging software and services, today announced the implementation of a new consumer messaging and security platform for Vietnam Datacommunication Company (VDC), the largest ISP in Vietnam. Through a competitive bid, VDC selected Critical Path's Memova(r) Messaging and Memova(r) Anti-Abuse solutions to power its next-generation messaging infrastructure and to meet increasing demand for consumer email services in the Vietnamese market. CASCADE Ltd., a leading systems integrator and wholly-owned subsidiary of PCCW Ltd., and DTS Communication Technologies Corporation will implement the Critical Path solutions for VDC.

Along with India and China, the Vietnamese market is one of the major growth centers in Asia. In fact, between 2003 and 2005, the number of Internet users in Vietnam increased by 67 percent* and experts expect this growth to continue. To meet this anticipated demand, VDC needed a highly scalable messaging platform and chose Critical Path's Memova Messaging solution, which is used by customers worldwide to support millions of users. VDC will also deploy the Memova Anti-Abuse solution - a plug-and-play appliance that protects subscribers from unwanted and unsafe messages.

"Selecting this turnkey solution helps us to build a scalable email platform which greatly enhances the value-added services we can offer our customers," said Vu Hoang Lien, CEO of VDC. "We are well-positioned to deploy our first-phase services quickly and cost-effectively, and to grow our email services rapidly."

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