September 22, 2008

PAETEC Deploys Managed CPE Firewall for Single-Site Customers

PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET) today announced the launch of Managed CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) Firewall, which protects business-class customers from malicious Internet attacks and network-security anomalies. The service can support up to 1,000 users at one location.

Managed CPE Firewall delivers a robust security solution while eliminating the need for customers to purchase and maintain the multiple appliances, servers, and software needed for an in-house solution. All signature and patch updates are delivered automatically to ensure customers always have the most recent network protection.

"Our customers tell us that Internet security is extremely complex and time-consuming, and it diverts attention from other business-critical IT requirements," said John Chapman, PAETEC's Vice President-Strategy and Solutions. "This solution provides 24-by-7 turnkey protection and support against attacks and viruses, and it can be configured to restrict internal access to non-productive Web sites."

Managed CPE Firewall provides Unified Threat Management through a managed platform that includes:

-- Firewall

-- Anti-Virus

-- Intrusion Protection Service

As part of the basic service, subscribers receive security change management, real-time security-patch updates, detailed and summary security reporting, hardware repair, and 24 x 7 service and support.

Optional add-on services include:

-- Gateway Anti-Virus / Managed Intrusion Prevention, which detects and blocks unwanted or malicious network activity in real-time

-- Uniform Resource Locator (URL) filtering

-- Virtual Private Network Management

-- DMZ (demilitarized zone) Management to protect facilities that operate between the Internet and internal networks

PAETEC already offers the network-based Hosted Firewall service for customers with multiple sites. Multi-location customers can deploy Managed CPE Firewall and Hosted Firewall together to create layered, or "defense in depth," network security for geographically dispersed operations.

For more information about Managed CPE Firewall, visit the product page here.


PAETEC (NASDAQ GS: PAET) is personalizing communications solutions for business customers across the United States. We offer a comprehensive suite of data, voice, and IP services, as well as enterprise communications management software, network security solutions, CPE, and managed services. For more information, visit