Cbeyond Named as Finalist in 2013 American Business Awards(SM)

Cbeyond Named as Finalist in 2013 American Business Awards(SM)

11th Annual Stevie(R) Awards Will be Presented September 16 in San Francisco

ATLANTA, June 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On May 9, the American Business
Awards named Cbeyond Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally to small and
mid-sized businesses, a Finalist in the Best New Product or Service of the
Year - Software category in the 2013 American Business Awards. Cbeyond will
ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie® Award winner in the program.

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program.
All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations –
public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

The American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: the ABA's
traditional banquet on Monday, June 17 – in Chicago for the first time, after
10 years in New York; and the new product & technology awards event on Monday,
September 16 in San Francisco.

More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually
every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of
categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of
the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social
Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among
others.Cbeyond is nominated in the Best New Product or Service of the Year -
Software category for Cloud Application/Service.

Launched in October 2012, Cbeyond's TotalCloud™ Data Center service enables
small and medium-sized businesses to customize cloud services without having
to purchase, configure, install and manage servers.Specifically, TotalCloud
Data Center allows businesses to adjust storage, security and processing power
quickly and efficiently to reflect changing business and operating
requirements.

TotalCloud Data Center combines enterprise-class networking, storage and
security to handle demanding, real-time business application workloads.
Available in both public and private formats based on security needs, the
service includes managed and monitored security features, backup services and
round-the-clock infrastructure monitoring and support.

"Cbeyond is thrilled to see the achievements of our technical and product
marketing teams recognized in the shape of this award. They did an excellent
job in developing and deploying this commercially successful cloud platform
specifically designed for small and mid-sized business," said Chris Gatch,
executive vice president and CTO, Cbeyond.

Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide
during preliminary judging in April and May. More than 150 members of nine
specialized judging committees determined Stevie Award placements from among
the Finalists during final judging May 13-24.

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About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), a cloud and communications services provider, is
the technology ally for small and mid-sized business.Our private,
proactively-managed IP network connects customers to voice, data and
enterprise applications hosted in our award-winning cloud data centers.Since
1999, Cbeyond has served the unmet needs of businesses through technology and
service innovation.We were the first company to build an all-IP network
specifically for small businesses and among the few to offer consultative
sales and service professionals onsite.Today, our expanded portfolio helps
customers reduce the burden of outlaying capital and manpower to manage
infrastructure.Creating an exceptional customer experience is in our
DNA.It's why more than a third of our approximately 60,000 customers come
from referrals.For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.com and
follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cbeyond.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards,
The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,
and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the
Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year.Honoring organizations of
all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize
outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the
Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the
Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research
Corporation, Experian Consumer Services, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock,
PetRays, and SoftPro.

All products, company names, brand names, trademarks and logos mentioned or
described in this release are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Media Contact:
        
         Helga Ojinmah
         (678) 370-2243
         helga.ojinmah@cbeyond.com

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