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8X8 Achieves Accreditation under United Kingdom Cyber Essentials Plus Scheme

Sep 23, 2015

Demonstrates Company's Ongoing Leadership In Global Security Compliance and Data Integrity; Secures Unified Communications Placement on Network Services Framework

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), a leading provider of cloud-based unified communications and contact center solutions, today announced that the company has secured the United Kingdom's Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation and is now accepted onto their Network Services framework agreement for Unified Communications. The recent accreditation helps 8x8 further strengthen its public sector offering and marks another impressive milestone for the company's longstanding global security compliance initiative.

8x8's latest accreditation under the UK Government's Cyber Essentials scheme was achieved following a comprehensive external audit process. The accreditation demonstrates the robustness of 8x8's IT infrastructure and validates its ongoing commitment to data integrity and security. 8x8's network has comprehensive measures in place to deter cyber crime and is highly secure for clients in both the private and public sector.

8x8 has not only met but exceeded all standards in place by the UK Government to make the procurement process simpler for public sector organizations. The external auditor also praised 8x8 for meeting strict international government standards so businesses can be assured of global security compliance.

This accreditation reinforces the company as a leading supplier of services to the public sector, having already worked with a large number of governmental organizations under G-Cloud. As part of the Network Services agreement, 8x8 will continue to offer public sector bodies a variety of services. These range from a broad suite of market-leading UCC services spanning cloud business phone service, Virtual Meeting web and video conferencing, contact center software and business analytics.

Network Services is a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) agreement designed to support the Government's policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services. It is available for use by organizations across the UK public sector, including central government, local government, health, education, emergency services and not-for-profit organizations.

The agreement is fully EU-compliant and provides organizations within the public sector easy access to leading unified communications services, such as those from 8x8, which ultimately saves them time and money.

Kevin Scott-Cowell, CEO of 8x8 Solutions UK, says: "We are proud to have worked with a number of governmental bodies over the last few years and are looking forward to supporting even more organizations with innovative communications solutions. We also believe that our Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation will give our existing and future clients in both the private and public sectors peace of mind that our cyber protection meets and exceeds Government standards."

About Crown Commercial Service

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) brings together policy, advice and direct buying; providing procurement and commercial services to central government and the wider public sector, including emergency services, health, local government, devolved administrations, education and charities. CCS supported the delivery of £5.9 billion savings for the taxpayer in 2014/15. These savings were achieved through a combination of price and demand related savings on common goods and services, leveraging relationships with suppliers and spending controls.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) is the trusted provider of secure and reliable enterprise cloud communications solutions to more than 40,000 businesses operating in over 100 countries across six continents. 8x8's out-of-the-box cloud solutions replace traditional on-premises PBX hardware and software-based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing cloud business phone service, contact center solutions, and conferencing. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, www.8x8.com/UK or connect with 8x8 on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

8x8, Inc.
Jodi Guilbault, 415-987-4970
jodi.guilbault@8x8.com

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