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Penton Media Hosts Virtual “Telephony University” with ON24 Virtual Show

November 19th, 2008

Telephony’s One Day Virtual Show Features Interactive Webcasts to Help Telecom Service Providers Navigate Deep Packet Inspection

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 19, 2008 – ON24, Inc., the global leader in Webcasting and Virtual Events solutions, announced today that the company will host a Virtual Show for Penton Media’s Telephony, on December 11, 2008 about Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). The live, interactive virtual event, titled “Telephony University: Deep Packet Inspection,” will provide a comprehensive look at how DPI’s ability to inspect the packets of information that travel across the Internet can be a useful tool for targeted advertising while also providing better customer service.

Telecom service providers are seeking to enhance the value of broadband, provide greater security and use their network infrastructure more efficiently. In this one-day virtual trade show focused on DPI, Telephony will examine the regulatory, technology and services issues of DPI and demonstrate how DPI usage can benefit both service providers and consumers. “This virtual show was developed to bring together industry experts to address how telecom service providers can leverage DPI for their businesses,” explained Carol Wilson, Editor-in-Chief of Telephony.

Accessible from any computer without having to download any proprietary software, the “Telephony University” virtual show will simulate a physical tradeshow. Attendees will watch live webcast presentations in the auditorium, visit sponsor booths in the exhibition hall, download white papers and collateral in the resource center, and network with industry peers in the communications center. “ON24 Virtual Show is a completely customizable, 3-D environment designed to give attendees what they need, including powerful professional networking and an easy-to-navigate user interface, while providing publishers like Penton Media with deep insight into attendee behavior through our analytics and statistics dashboard,” explained Denise Persson, ON24 Chief Marketing Officer.

“As an organization, our objective is to leverage digital technology to deliver timely and relevant editorial and educational content to our readership,” stated Wilson. “Virtual events are a natural extension of our digital strategy and how our readers are accessing information online. We partnered with ON24 because of its extensive experience delivering highly interactive and engaging virtual events.”

About Telephony

Telephony is the leading information source for all communications service providers: new and incumbent, wireline and wireless. Telephony delivers insightful coverage of the news, technologies and business strategies driving the telecom industry. Telephony gives telecom marketers the opportunity to reach a focused service provider audience through integrated marketing channels and custom opportunities. Whether in print, e-news, Webcasts, in person or online, Telephony delivers real-world intelligence the telecom industry depends on. Visit us online at

About Penton Media, Inc.

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. The company’s market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Websites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit

About ON24, Inc.
ON24, Inc. is the global leader in webcasting and virtual events. ON24 provides a full range of innovative solutions for applications such as demand generation, corporate communications and training and continuing education. More than 700 organizations in publishing, technology, life sciences, government, and financial services rely on ON24, including IBM, Cisco, United Business Media, Credit Suisse, GE Healthcare, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola and the National Science Foundation. ON24 is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, London and Singapore.