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Press Release -- April 25th, 2012
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Cbeyond Completes SOC 3 Examination

Leading Provider of Cloud Services One of First to Secure Use of SOC 3 Seal

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cbeyond (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings), a leading provider of network and cloud services to more than 62,000 small and medium businesses, today announced that a Service Organization Control 3 (SOC 3) examination of its Louisville data center has been completed. The SOC 3 examination, conducted by an independent auditor, evaluates and tests the design and operating effectiveness of the data center's policies, procedures and controls.

The SOC 3 examination evaluated the Company's data center controls for compliance with the Availability and Security principles set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Trust Services Principles, Criteria, and Illustrations for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy. Cbeyond processes, procedures and controls have been formally evaluated and tested. This examination demonstrates that Cbeyond meets the relevant security and availability criteria and that its customers are served and hosted in a secure, controlled facility. Cbeyond may display a SOC 3 seal signifying completion of the SOC 3 examination on its website as further verification for users who want assurance of the controls in place at Cbeyond.

"As more businesses move their data to the cloud, it is critical to ensure that their information is stored and protected with the strictest security safeguards possible," said Chris Gatch, chief technology officer for Cbeyond. "Having a SOC 3 seal builds greater trust with our customers, and validates that the controls and operations in place within our Louisville data center are in compliance with common controls."

In December 2011, Cbeyond became one of the first cloud providers to complete a Type II Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) examination, evaluating the Company's processes, procedures and controls.

Cbeyond integrates and simplifies business-class technology services in the cloud for small and medium businesses. Cbeyond provides virtual servers, managed dedicated servers, cloud PBXs and software as a service. Delivering world-class technology and customer service, Cbeyond helps small and medium-sized businesses thrive.

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For more information about Cbeyond's suite of technology solutions for small and medium sized business, visit www.cbeyond.net.

About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to more than 62,000 small and medium sized businesses in the U.S. Combining industry-leading virtual and dedicated servers hosted in a fully compliant data center, cloud PBX, secure MPLS enterprise-class networks, robust security services, migration planning and best-in-class real-time management, Cbeyond provides a technology portfolio not generally available to the SMBs they serve. Winning the 2010 Windows Server Hyper-V Cloud Provider of the Year and Hosting Partner of the Year in 2009 and 2010, Cbeyond is an industry leader in delivering virtual and dedicated servers on Windows Server Hyper-V technology. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.

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Cbeyond, Inc.
Shana Keith, 678-384-8304
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