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Press Release -- January 10th, 2011
Source: Megapath
Tags: Merger, MPLS

MegaPath Launches Flexible Enterprise-Class Managed Security Services, Catering to Real-World Business Needs

Cloud and Premises-based Services Provide Variety of Options and Depth of Protection for Any Size Organization

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 10, 2011 -- MegaPath, Inc., one of the leading providers of managed IP data, voice, and security services in North America, is increasing customer protection with its new MegaPath Managed Security Services. Delivered from the cloud, on-premises or as a hybrid solution for more comprehensive coverage, MegaPath's Security as a Service (SaaS) offerings leverage the company's nationwide PCI-certified MPLS network.

As a result of the merger between MegaPath, Speakeasy and Covad in 2010, MegaPath leverages its nationwide network to deliver increased reliability, performance and security to its access, voice and data communications customers. Coupled with the company's leading Internet connectivity options, MegaPath's cloud-based services provide customers with a secure network implementation to support their business communications requirements. In addition, the Company's on-premises security services allow customers to leverage the Internet connection of their choice, while improving their internal network protection.

MegaPath Managed Security Services leverages Fortinet's (NASDAQ: FTNT) Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions to deliver robust, industry leading protection, while helping customers to control capital expenses and IT management resources. Customers can select a MegaPath Internet connectivity service and then select the SaaS service to address their specific security requirements, corporate guidelines and compliance needs.

"Security is one of the top concerns within most organizations today, and by adding leading security capabilities to our premises-based offerings, MegaPath can now offer services that protect customers' internal networks and Internet connections," said John Ramsey, Senior Product Manager of Managed Security and Compliance, MegaPath.

MegaPath Managed Security Services are ideal for heavily regulated industries, including retail, healthcare and financial services, where businesses must maintain compliance with industry regulations. As part of its SaaS offering, MegaPath is providing customers with enhanced Compliance Services that incorporate managed logging, vulnerability scanning and Security Information Management (SIM). MegaPath's managed logging provides users with real-time collection and correlation of security events along with a daily automated review function. It also allows users to configure alerts for PCI-related events. The SIM capabilities deliver increased correlation of events across multiple devices and sites, and allow users to view an audit trail for any questionable events.

Ramsey continued, "MegaPath isn't just helping to lower costs; we are reducing risk and increasing security. In talking with our customers, this is the service they have truly been looking for from their telecommunications partner."

In addition to its Compliance Services, MegaPath's Managed Security Services offers Attack Mitigation with an advanced firewall and intrusion prevention with rogue wireless detection, Web Filtering with content filtering and white/blacklisting, Anti-Malware with anti-virus, anti-crimeware and anti-spam, and Application Security with advanced application control and data leak prevention. MegaPath's cloud-based service requires no additional hardware or OEM contracts and is backed by aggressive SLAs. Customers can also choose a premises-based UTM appliance or take advantage of a hybrid approach, which provides security every step of the way – combining on-premises protection, private networking between the organization and enhanced cloud-based security services for even greater protection.

"MegaPath is one of only a handful of national providers that can deliver protection on premises or in the cloud, and its fully managed approach is sure to help organizations secure their information and communications," said Jason Pender, Vice President of Carrier Sales, Fortinet. "By leveraging Fortinet across its entire infrastructure, MegaPath is investing in its customers' security and this level of commitment combined with its national reach provides significant benefits to organizations of any size."

About Fortinet (www.fortinet.com)
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2009 Fortune Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise - from endpoints, to the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

About MegaPath, Inc.
MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country. In 2010, the company combined with Speakeasy and Covad to form a single company providing a full range of data, voice and security services for small businesses and enterprises nationwide. MegaPath helps businesses of all sizes to easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees and business partners to lower costs, increase security and enhance employee productivity. To learn more about MegaPath's managed IP data, voice and security services, please visit www.megapath.com or call 1-877-MegaPath (634-2728).

Media Contacts:
Jennifer Leggio
Fortinet
(408) 486-7876
jleggio@fortinet.com

Kristine Gager
Welz & Weisel Communications (on behalf of MegaPath Inc.)
(703) 218-3555
kristine@w2comm.com

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