Virtela Wins American Business Award For Best New Service

June 24, 2009

Secure Video Extranet Service Receives Top Honors for Innovation in Telecommunications

DENVER, June 24 /PRNewswire/ — Virtela, the global network solutions company, today announced it won an American Business Award (Stevie Award(SM)) for Best New Product or Service. The award recognizes Virtela’s Secure Video Extranet Service, an innovative solution for delivering superior videoconferencing performance and security across different carrier networks.

“The need to reduce costs, improve productivity and demonstrate environmentally conscious practices increases the demand for videoconferencing, yet too many companies miss the full benefit of the technology because they lack the underlying network support,” said Virtela CEO Steve King. “Virtela’s Secure Video Extranet Service exemplifies our tradition of innovation in service delivery by meeting this critical business need, and we’re honored that the American Business Awards chose the service as the best development in networking in the past year.”

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. This is the fifth consecutive year that Virtela has earned honors in the competition, which received over 2,600 entries from across the U.S. Virtela also earned a finalist nod for Most Innovative Company.

Virtela’s Secure Video Extranet Service overcomes the network quality and security concerns associated with use of videoconferencing and telepresence applications across disparate provider networks. Virtela accomplishes this by serving as a neutral third party to create private and secure interconnection points between carrier networks, bypassing public connections and their inherent performance degradation.

The Secure Video Extranet capitalizes on the reliability, security and global reach ensured by Virtela’s unique Global Service Fabric infrastructure. Unlike other network providers, Virtela partners with best-in-class providers around the world to offer superior breadth of coverage while delivering optimal performance and resiliency via its Regional Policy Centers across the globe.

“Despite very tough economic conditions, many organizations and individuals continue to perform well,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. “The results of the 2009 ABAs are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and hard work of American organizations, executives, and workers.”

About Virtela

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 Fabric(SM) 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.

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. Honoring companies 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.

SOURCE Virtela Communications Inc.

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