NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of cloud enabled enterprise hosting and application management services, announced today that it is a partner in the new Microsoft WebsiteSpark Program. The WebsiteSpark Program provides eligible Web-design and Web-development companies with Microsoft software and solution licenses with no upfront costs. Popular Web enabling software includes Windows Web Server, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Expression and Microsoft SQL Server Web edition.

NaviSite, with an established reputation as a reliable hosting provider and a division that serves the needs of small and medium sized businesses, hosts tens of thousands of Web sites. NaviSite provides managed hosting and application services through its network of 16 data centers in the U.S. and U.K. Offerings include managed dedicated servers; virtualized servers, which are available with the latest operating systems; and database software from Microsoft Corp.

“WebsiteSpark provides Web Agencies with a technology environment that can power all of the latest Web 2.0 Web sites, applications and platforms,” said Sumeet Sabharwal, Senior Vice President, SMB Hosting at NaviSite. “With the WebsiteSpark Program, Web professionals get access to a NaviSite Web-managed hosting infrastructure and a network of partners to help them grow their business.”

“Microsoft is excited to have NaviSite as an ally in the WebsiteSpark Program,” said Eddie Amos, General Manager, Developer Platform and Tools at Microsoft. “With the WebsiteSpark Program, NaviSite will be able to provide Web companies with hosting services as well as the tools, technical support and resources they need to compete even more effectively in their industry.”

The WebsiteSpark Program is available worldwide. Interested Web-development and design firms can learn more about the program and the offering by visiting the NaviSite Web site at:

NaviSite‘s comprehensive hosting solutions for SMBs include managed hosting, virtual hosting, business application hosting, shared and dedicated firewalls, load balancers, and additional services, including disk-based backup solutions. With NaviSite‘s NaviView portal, customers can easily monitor and manage their hosted environments. Additionally, NaviSite has numerous programs and partnerships, including membership as a BizSpark Network Partner, to assist ISVs in their transition to SaaS models.