Virtela Wins 2009 ‘Best Deployment Scenario’ Award From Info Security Products Guide
DENVER, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Virtela, a global managed network services provider, today announced it has been named a winner of the 2009 “Best Deployment Scenario” Awards by Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading publication on security-related products and technologies. Virtela’s implementation of its cloud-based secure remote access services for a global manufacturing company was selected in the VPN/IPSec/SSL category. The awards recognize service providers with advanced, ground-breaking security solutions. Winners were selected on the basis of real-world solution deployments that are making the most positive impact on security in today’s environment of highly sophisticated and blended attacks.
Virtela, the first managed services provider to offer global network-based SSL remote access services, offers a virtualized design that enables enterprises worldwide to more easily and inexpensively exploit the benefits of SSL-based remote access to their enterprise network resources. Customers can access the service from any Internet browser without the need for a pre-installed client. Virtela hosts SSL gateways securely within the Virtela network cloud, relieving customers of SSL equipment expense and ongoing management while delivering optimized performance and resiliency. Virtela provides expert design, implementation, 24×7 monitoring and management of the infrastructure, backed by 100% availability guarantees.
“This important recognition of Virtela’s successful deployment of cloud-based SSL services further validates our commitment to innovatively addressing customers’ network and security needs while enabling them to get more out of every network dollar they invest,” said Kurt Johnson, Virtela’s vice president of sales for the Eastern Region. “Since Virtela’s inception, the cornerstones of our business have been personalized customer service and innovation in service delivery. We’re proud that this award recognizes our success in both of those areas.”
The customer in this deployment scenario, a publicly traded manufacturer of electronic components and sensors, depends on Virtela’s multi-carrier approach to a reliable global network combined with innovative cloud-based network and security services. With a globally distributed workforce of 5,000 employees in nine countries across North America, Europe and Asia, the company required secure and reliable access to business-critical applications, regardless of user location, while reducing the total cost of ownership of such a solution.
The company selected Virtela to deliver a fully managed hybrid MPLS and IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) along with cloud-based SSL remote access services to ensure secure and reliable access anywhere in the world, thereby enabling the manufacturer’s continued international growth. By creating security zones in the company’s three main geographic regions and placing services within the network cloud close to the company’s international sites, Virtela helped its customer eliminate the expense of premises-based equipment and improve performance, security and reliability by easing the Internet traffic load previously experienced at certain U.S. hub locations. To read more about this winning case study, please visit http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com/casestudies/2009/Virtela_Communications.html.
“The most powerful message security vendors can ever give to prove their capabilities and continued commitment in solving customers’ security needs is through successful deployments,” says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Info Security Products Guide. “Virtela’s successful global deployment of cloud-based services demonstrates the kind of innovation providers must deliver to help customers achieve their business objectives through advanced technology services without increased costs.”
Virtela Communications Inc. delivers award-winning network and security solutions to many of the world’s largest and fastest-growing multinational companies. Currently serving customers across six continents, Virtela’s network reach spans more than 190 countries. Virtela’s unique Global Service FabricSM offers the foundation for delivering critical applications via the company’s acclaimed service methodology, with a services suite that includes MPLS- and IP-based virtual private networks (VPNs), security services, remote monitoring and management of WAN/LAN infrastructure, and converged services (data, video, voice).
Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with redundant Network Operations Centers in Mumbai, India and Manila, Philippines. Virtela is a member of Juniper Networks’ (Nasdaq: JNPR) Managed Network Solutions Preferred Alliance Program. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit www.virtela.com.
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