SiteROCK(sm) Adds, Google, and NextCard to its Client List

E-commerce Site Management Service Again Expects to Double Its Revenue and Customers Quarter Over Quarter

EMERYVILLE, CA – April 25, 2000 – SiteROCK Corporation, the leading provider of remote e-commerce site management services, today announced that it has added four new customers to its rapidly growing client list. New siteROCK customers include, a leading online family entertainment retailer; Google, one of the fastest growing search destinations on the World Wide Web;, a destination for Americans with close ties to the military; and NextCard, the leading issuer of consumer credit on the Internet.

"By integrating SiteRock’s 24x7 customer service support and scalable infrastructure into our Operations group, Google can remain focused on its core mission of providing leading-edge technology products that ensure the best search experience on the web," said Jim Reese, Google’s chief operations engineer.

Unlike other managed service providers, siteROCK focuses exclusively on remote e-commerce site management which includes optimizing the availability and performance of all dependencies including ebusiness systems, dependent applications, and Internet connectivity-not on building systems, hosting systems, or reselling bandwidth and facilities.

"Our business is growing quickly and we’re ramping up to meet the demand," said Robert Fanini, CEO of siteROCK. "We doubled our revenue and customers the previous two quarters and we’re on track to do it again. Our growth is explained by the fact that the objectives of siteROCK and its customers are completely aligned. Customers need a solution that liberates them from certain tasks while allowing them to maintain complete control of their ebusiness operations. SiteROCK’s methodology enables our customers to control the operations management process while we do the work."

SiteROCK is the leading provider of remote e-commerce site management services for those companies whose revenues are dependent upon a consistent and reliable Internet presence. SiteROCK delivers the benefits of a 24x7 Reliability Operations Center (ROC)--an exclusive combination of people, processes, and systems designed to optimize ebusiness availability and performance while reducing costs. SiteROCK’s services keep critical ebusiness systems available 24x7 and prevent crippling ebusiness system failures before they occur.

About is a leading online family entertainment retailer that provides tools to help parents, friends, and relatives select and purchase the best products for kids. In addition to over 50,000 products, the site includes unbiased expert product reviews, recommendations, and other features such as a gift finder and "Kid Match", a proprietary product selection tool. The company has attracted some of the world’s most prestigious partners including: FAO Schwarz, Lycos,,,,,, iVillage Network,,, and West Coast Entertainment.

The company is backed by leading venture capital firms Accel Partners, US Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, and RRE Ventures. can be reached by e-mail at, by phone at (415) 837-5750, by fax at (415) 837-5755 and on the Internet at The company’s mailing address is The World Trade Center, Suite 340, San Francisco, CA 94111.

About Google Inc.

Google exists to provide the world’s best Internet search experience, and accomplishes this for millions of users daily by delivering a powerful, speedy and easy method for finding the best information. Google’s technological innovations and simple interface have powered the company to numerous awards, including "Best Search Engine on the Internet" from Yahoo! Internet Life, and the top ranking for user satisfaction and loyalty in the Search & Portal Site Tracking Study conducted by NPD New Media Services. Leading sites such as Netscape’s Netcenter and rely on Google. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. For the information you need, visit

About NextCard, Inc.

NextCard, Inc. ( is considered the leading issuer of consumer credit on the Internet. Launched in 1997, the company was the first to offer online credit card approval within 30 seconds, a choice of customized credit card offers, personalized PictureCard(sm) and exceptional online customer service. NextCard is committed to providing the most robust consumer shopping experience on the Internet and has continued to innovate with its complete GoShopping!(sm) Web site, NextCard Concierge(sm), and comprehensive rewards program.

NextCard is consistently a top ten online advertiser, operates a network of over 40,000 affiliates and has exclusive card relationships with leading brands including, and DILBERT. The Company publishes the NextCard e-commerce Index(sm), the premier source of online purchase activity, and was named the No.1 credit card brand PC users would consider for use, according to ZDNet’s BrandIQ research study. NextCard was named a Top 50 Financial Web site by Money magazine, a HOT 100 Company by Upside magazine and one of The Standard 100 most important and influential companies in the Internet economy by The Industry Standard. NextCard also owns a minority stake in, the premier online gift currency.

About serves the millions of Americans with close ties to the military: active duty, reservists, retirees, veterans and their families, plus defense workers and military buffs. The team is committed to providing this audience with meaningful content, resources, products and services. has offices in San Francisco and Washington, DC and is funded by venture capitalists at the Mayfield Fund, U.S. Venture Partners, and Broadview International.

About siteROCK

SiteROCK Corporation is the leading provider of remote e-commerce site management services for those companies whose revenues are dependent upon a consistent and reliable Internet presence. With offices in California, New York, and Tokyo, siteROCK is currently supporting a list of leading ebusiness customers. Principal investors include Mohr, Davidow Ventures and Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners. The company is headquartered in Emeryville, Calif. and can be reached at (510) 768-6000 or on the Web at


Lisa Mandell
siteROCK Corporation
(510) 768-6006

Susan Austin
Nilles & Associates
(408) 985-2219

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