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Press Release -- April 26th, 2010
Source: Windstream
Tags: Equipment, Expansion

Windstream offers expanded managed network security bundle to business customers

Unified threat management solutions keep businesses protected from attacks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Windstream (NYSE:WIN, news, filings) today announced an expansion of its security portfolio with the introduction of Windstream Managed Security Medium Business Bundle.

This new offering expands Windstream’s suite of security products by providing security solutions for business customers with up to 100 users. For enterprise business customers, Windstream offers customized security solutions.  All of these solutions deliver Day Zero threat management by means of firewalls, antivirus protection, and intrusion detection at an affordable price for business customers.

New vulnerabilities arise every day, and an attack can put businesses at risk for losing important data, halting employee productivity and damaging a company’s reputation. Increasingly, skilled and motivated hackers are targeting small and medium businesses to gather valuable business data from their systems using stealthy exploits. One attack can shut a business down for days or weeks, but Windstream offers security solutions that could literally save a business thousands in losses.

“Internet security threats have increased, and this solution provides real-time updates to constantly changing threats,” said Don Perkins, Windstream vice president of business marketing. “Windstream is pleased to partner with Fortinet, an industry leader widely acknowledged in Internet security technologies, to deliver a unified threat management solution that provides business customers protection at all levels.”

With Fortinet’s state-of-the-art solutions, Windstream offers customers a worry-free and affordable solution to their security needs. Fortinet, (NASDAQ: FTNT) a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions, has been recognized for its ability to deliver a scalable and agile product set, meeting the needs of a wide range of customers’ needs and budgets.

Fortinet is the only network security vendor to have a large breadth and depth of product and company certifications. Some of the company’s certifications include: six ICSA security certifications, NSS UTM certification and ISO 9001 certification. Additionally, Fortinet’s multi-threat security systems enable organizations to secure their networks and maintain compliance with critical regulations such as HIPAA.

“We are thrilled that the FortiGate product line is now a part of Windstream’s Managed Security Business Bundles,” said Jason Pender, vice president Carrier & Service Provider Group at Fortinet. “Enterprises upgrading their network security based on Fortinet’s line of unified threat management appliances significantly increase the security of their networks and protect their investment with the flexibility to add network security functionality as needed. Combining Windstream’s Managed Security Services and Fortinet’s industry leading technology offers enterprise companies a flexible, scalable and high performance solution at a fraction of the cost of purchasing, deploying and managing their security infrastructure in-house.”

Windstream offers updated managed security services to customers through Windstream’s private secure network. The enhanced Managed Network Security bundle also now offers the flexibility to include Remote Protect service, which provides businesses a secure means of connecting remote personnel to the corporate office.

For more information about Windstream’s advanced technology and data services, visit

About Windstream

Windstream Corp. (NASDAQ: WIN), headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., is an S&P 500 company with communications operations in 21 states and about $3.7 billion in annual revenues. Windstream provides phone, high-speed Internet and high-definition digital TV services. The company also offers a wide range of IP-based voice and data services and advanced phone systems and equipment to businesses and government agencies. For more information about Windstream, visit

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