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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEBSITEPULSE™ ANNOUNCES EXCELLENT RESULTS FROM ITS 2006 HURRICANE SEASON WEB PERFORMANCE AND UPTIME REPORT


Orlando, FL - (December 10, 2006) - WebSitePulse - a leading provider of global, independent and remote web monitoring of web-based and e-mail systems, web applications and e-business transactions announced today that the most popular Hurricane- and disaster-related websites performed consistently well during the 2006 Hurricane Season that ended up last week.

Some of the key websites providing real-time details, forecasts, emergency information, and donation opportunities in times of hurricanes, floods, and other natural or man-caused disasters were part of the special Web Performance Report produced by WebSitePulse for the second consecutive year during the official Hurricane season - August 01 - October 30, 2007.

Floridadisaster.com was the only website with bellow-the-average uptime - 98.8% due to multiple timeout issues with the monitored webpage. A closer look at the problem revealed that most of the time one of the components was taking too long to load thus preventing the download of the entire webpage. WebSitePulse experts believed that this particular component was generated from a third party service, and that the cause of the problem was integration rather than functionality or structural inefficiency attributed to Floridadisater.com. After the removal of the component in mid September, the functionality, and the availability of the website was fully restored.

"There was no major Hurricane striking the continental US this year, and the websites included in our Report did not have serious picks in their traffic" - says Iavor Marinoff, CEO of WebSitePulse. "However, according to the experts, this season was only a break in a longer-term period of increased hurricane activity. This is why, WebSitePulse management decided to continue the monitoring of the key disaster-related websites launching it second Hurricane Performance and Uptime Report for the benefit of the Internet community" - concludes Mr. Marinoff.

WebSitePulse Performance Reports measure Uptime and Response Time as the most important metrics for the availability and the reliability of any web-based operation. Performance measurement took place daily, every 15 minutes during the entire Hurricane season. To identify actual downtime duration, in case of detected failure, the monitoring system switched to "forced monitoring" mode, decreasing the monitoring interval to 3 minutes.

Monitoring was performed from several locations of the WebSitePulse global monitoring network. In case of a detected malfunction, the system performed automated error verification from three additional independent locations before it was confirmed, recorded, and included into the Daily Performance Reports.

About WebSitePulse ™:


WebSitePulse is a leading provider of advanced, independent, and remote monitoring of web-based systems and e-business transactions that increase the efficiency of mission-critical e-business operations, and reduce the risks of failed Internet transactions and loss of revenue.

The global, independent service offers immediate error detection, and real-time, multimedia alerts, as well as available detailed, customer-controlled, purpose-specific reports with drill-down capabilities and snapshot options.

WebSitePulse is a service of Image Project, Inc. - a privately owned corporation for e-business solutions based in Orlando, Florida, USA.

For more information, please visit www.WebSitePulse.com or e-mail Oggie Dimoff at