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Press Release -- July 29th, 2010
Source: Windstream
Tags: Equipment, Expansion

Windstream offers new expanded Managed Security for enterprise businesses

Comprehensive unified threat management solutions keeps businesses protected

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Windstream (NYSE:WIN, news, filings) today announced an expansion of its network data security portfolio with the introduction of Windstream Managed Security – Enterprise to protect the entire network of large and enterprise business customers.

This new, more comprehensive offering expands Windstream’s suite of network security products for large business customers with up to 2,500 users. Since this new solution is fully managed and actively monitored around the clock by Windstream, it can relieve customers of the risks associated with managed network security internally.  This solution delivers threat management from the first day of service by means of firewalls, antivirus protection, and intrusion detection to help businesses meet and exceed industry compliance standards such as HIPAA and PCI DSS.

Features include:
• Firewall with customizable rules
• Application intelligence detects and prevents malicious traffic from gaining network access
• Protection against viruses, worms, and phishing attacks
• Security log storage and weekly reports
• IPSec encrypted, site-to-site Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections
• Remote access VPN and remote desktop options available
• Remote Protect and Off-Net Remote Protect available
• Secure Wi-Fi options available
• Web content filtering protects employees from objectionable web content
• User-friendly web portal.

Windstream provides security without the hassle by offering customized setup, maintenance and network security management. The enhanced solution offers comprehensive, real-time protection against a variety of Internet attacks and keeps businesses in compliance with regulatory standards for security.

“By partnering with Fortinet, an industry leader widely acknowledged in network security, Windstream is able to deliver the most advanced unified threat management solution that provides real-time updates to constantly changing threats,” said Don Perkins, Windstream vice president of business marketing.

With Fortinet’s state-of-the-art solutions, Windstream offers customers a worry-free and affordable solution to meet their security needs. Fortinet, 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: seven 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.”
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 23 states and about $4 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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