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Press Release -- January 31st, 2012
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Virtela Receives Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award for Global Cloud-based Mobile Device Management

Breakthrough Mobility Service Powered by Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) Named Most Innovative of the Year

DENVER, January 31, 2012 - Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, today announced that its Cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) service has won the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award by global media company TMC. Recipients of the 14th annual awards represent the most innovative new products developed by companies that have demonstrated vision, leadership and quality in IP communication technologies that solve real needs in the marketplace.

Virtela's Cloud-based MDM Service was recognized for its unique value proposition in addressing the massive wave of smartphones and tablets being used by enterprises, both company- and employee-owned, and the complex IT management challenges they present. Market analysts predict that 80% of businesses will support a workforce using tablets by 2013 and 90% will support corporate applications on personal devices by 2014. Meanwhile, an estimated 75% of businesses report end users connecting to the network with or without permission.

Virtela greatly simplifies the management and security of iPhone, iPad, Android and other mobile devices, leveraging the company's Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) - the world's first open platform for cloud IT services - for faster service delivery and faster return on investment than traditional approaches.Deployed instantly via Virtela ESC's 50 Local Cloud Centers (LCCs), the Cloud MDM Service has zero upfront costs and operates independent of the mobile operator or platform (including Apple iOS, Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian) in 190+ countries.

Proactively managed on a 24x7 basis by Virtela Global Operations Centers' certified engineers, the service helps enterprises define and enforce mobility policies, safely distribute applications, contain costs and mitigate risks. Backed by the industry's first Real-Time Notification Service Level Agreement (SLA) for managed mobility services, the service also guarantees customers are alerted within 15 minutes of mobile activities that compromise corporate policies, such as rogue application access or roaming/data usage overages.

"The surging employee demand for smart devices is creating a new wave of IT support requirements and we're honored to be recognized for being on the forefront of helping enterprises rapidly adapt to the trend," said Ron Haigh, Virtela's vice president of cloud architecture and services. "Virtela continues to address consumerization of IT with services that incorporate emerging cloud technologies to drive down the complexity and cost of enterprise mobility, networking and security while increasing competitive edge."

The full list of 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award winners will be published in the January/February 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine (www.itmag.com).

About Virtela

Virtela Technology Services Incorporated is the world's largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company. Virtela offers an award-winning suite of services - including managed networks, security, application acceleration and proactive infrastructure management - to mid-market and Fortune 500 customers around the world. Virtela offers unparalleled geographic reach to more than 190 countries through its partnerships with more than 750 network providers.

Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with global support centers around the world. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit www.virtela.net.

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Media Contacts:
Jane Morrissey
Virtela
+1.720.475.4012
jmorrissey@virtela.net

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