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Press Release -- May 15th, 2012
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Virtela Named 2012 American Technology Awards Finalist For Cloud-Based Mobile Device Management Service

Innovative Mobility Service Powered by Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) Honored in Cloud Computing/Software-as-a-Service Category

DENVER, May 14, 2012 - Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, announced today that its Cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) Service has been named a 2012 American Technology Awards finalist. Presented by the TechAmerica Foundation, an affiliate of TechAmerica -- the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry - the awards recognize the best products and services in the technology industry.

Virtela's Cloud-based MDM Service was recognized for its unique value proposition in addressing the proliferation of smartphones and tablets being used by enterprises. Gartner recently stated that as the number of enterprise mobile devices continues to intensify, mobile device management is 'essential' to IT success.

"The era of fully supporting company-owned devices is giving way to an era of managed diversity in which tiered support for employee-owned, consumer-class devices is the norm," said Terrence Cosgrove, research director at Gartner. "With the unabated growth of consumerization, IT leaders need to implement MDM to manage corporate- and employee-owned devices, and assign responsibilities inside IT departments for the service, application and security of all these devices."

Virtela greatly simplifies the management and security of iPhone, iPad, Android and other mobile devices, leveraging the company's Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) for faster service delivery and return on investment (ROI) than traditional approaches.  Deployed instantly via Virtela ESC's 50 Local Cloud Centers (LCCs), the Cloud-based MDM Service has zero upfront costs and operates independent of the mobile operator or platform (including Apple iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Symbian) in more than190 countries.

Proactively managed on a 24x7 basis by Virtela Global Operations Centers' 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.

"We are honored by the continued recognition of our enterprise mobility services which deliver higher productivity and cost savings on a global basis," said Ron Haigh, Virtela's vice president of customer solutions and cloud architecture. "Virtela's Cloud MDM Service illustrates the proven benefits of Virtela's advanced cloud services platform, which enables an array of innovative managed services that consistently deliver optimal savings, scalability and investment protection while lifting a significant IT burden."

The American Technology Awards joins the growing list of industry recognition Virtela has received in 2012 for its Cloud MDM Service, including the Cloud Computing Excellence Award, Global Mobile Award, Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award and Info Security Global Excellence Award.

Winners and finalists of the American Technology Awards will be honored at the Technology and Government Dinner on June 13 in Washington, D.C. The awards, also known as the "Termans" in honor of Frederick Terman, the widely credited father of Silicon Valley, are awarded on the basis of a thorough evaluation by industry experts and technology leaders.

About Virtela

Virtela Technology Services Incorporated is the world's largest independent global managed services company. Virtela offers an award-winning suite of networking, security and mobility services in 190+ countries enabled by its intelligent multi-carrier overlay network and Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) platform, with 50 Local Cloud Centers (LCCs) that dynamically deliver services closest to enterprise end-users for the highest performance and lowest cost of ownership. Recognized by more than 50 awards for outstanding service innovation and customer support in the last two years, Virtela's services suite includes proactively managed networks, security, application acceleration, IT infrastructure and mobile device management.

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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