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Protus Acquires Packetel Internet Fax Service Assets

Protus, a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) communications tools for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that it has acquired the assets, including the subscriber base, associated with the pFax Internet fax services from Packetel. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Based in California, the pFax Internet fax service is used by tens of thousands of small to medium business and corporate organizations. The subscription-based pFax fax-to-email service enables businesses to send and receive faxes.

Protus, whose product offerings include the MyFax Internet fax service, my1voice virtual phone service, and Campaigner e-mail marketing service has established itself as one of the fastest growing and highest quality SaaS players in the market. The acquisition aligns with Protus’ strategic focus to accelerate growth in the Internet fax market, and further enhances the reach of Protus’ suite of productivity tools to SMBs.

“This acquisition in the fast-growing Internet fax space is part of our strategy to continue to position our company for sustainable long-term growth,” said Joseph Nour, CEO of Protus. “We have a successful history for delivering on innovative, feature-rich and quality services, and we are able to respond to the enhanced needs of both our existing and new customers.”

With a growing portfolio and expanding channels to market, Protus continues to increase its market footprint. In 2008, the company acquired Campaigner and introduced my1voice, providing the most comprehensive suite of on-demand voice, fax and email communication services available to the SMB market today.

About Protus

Protus® provides the highest quality software as a service (SaaS) communications tools for small-to-medium-businesses (SMB) and enterprise organizations, including award-winning MyFax, the fastest growing Internet fax service; my1voice, the cost-effective, feature-rich virtual business phone service that travels with the user from phone to web; and Campaigner, a software-as-a-service email marketing solution with advanced automation features. Protus’ commitment to delivering a superior user experience has resulted in a continually growing and loyal customer base of more than 400,000 subscribers, allowing market leadership in industries including finance, insurance, real estate, healthcare, transportation and government. For more information about Protus and its family of communication tools, call 888-733-7007 or visit www.protus.com.

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