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Press Release -- February 17th, 2010
Source: Virtela
Tags: Equipment, MPLS

Virtela Cloud-Based Remote Access Solution Named Global Product Excellence Finalist

Innovative SSL VPN Service Offers Cost-Effective Secure Remote Access for Mobile Workers, Telecommuters and Partner Extranets

DENVER, February 17, 2010Virtela,the world’s largest independent managed network services company, announced today that it has been named a finalist by the Info Security Products Guide 2010 Global Product Excellence Awards in the “IP Sec/SSL VPN Solution” category. The awards recognize IT providers whose innovative solutions improve customer security and raise the bar in the information security industry. This honor comes on the heels of recent finalist nods for outstanding customer service and company-wide innovation. Virtela today also announced it is the first to offer 100% availability for cloud-based SSL VPN remote access on a global basis.

Virtela’s cloud-based SSL VPN service enables businesses to more easily and inexpensively exploit the well-known benefits of SSL VPN remote access to their enterprise network applications. By hosting SSL gateways securely within its multi-carrier MPLS network, Virtela relieves customers of the capital expense and ongoing management of SSL equipment while delivering optimized performance benefits for their network applications. Customers benefit from a unified and flexible remote access solution that can dynamically scale as needed, with same-day service turn up via a seat reservation option to ensure business continuity.

“We’re pleased to be recognized by the Info Security Products Guide for our innovative approach to global remote access that eliminates the capital expense associated with traditional solutions while improving overall performance and reliability,” said Vab Goel, Virtela CEO and partner at Norwest Venture Partners.

Virtela’s cloud-based SSL VPN service is one solution in an extensive suite of managed services leveraging a unique infrastructure that aggregates and integrates the best local, regional and global networks to offer unparalleled geographic reach. By adding a unique overlay of intelligence that performs optimal routing and automatic failover for customer network traffic, Virtela’s multi-carrier Global Service FabricSM gives enterprises an inherently higher performing, more resilient and cost effective alternative than traditional carrier networks. Virtela is the single point of contact for expert design, implementation and 24×7 proactive monitoring and management worldwide.

Winners of the 2010 Global Product Excellence Award will be announced on March 18, 2010 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

About Virtela

Virtela, the world’s largest independent managed services company, offers award-winning managed services including MPLS and IP-based Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Security, Remote Access, and WAN/LAN Device Monitoring and Management, to some of the most competitive multinational companies in the world. Offering services in 190 countries, Virtela integrates and manages best-of-breed service providers through partnerships with 500+ carriers, to address the unique needs of its customers. Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with Global Network Operations Centers in Denver, Mumbai, India and Manila, Philippines. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit

About Info Security Products Guide

Info Security Products Guide sponsors leading conferences and expos worldwide and plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow’s technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit and stay secured.

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