Industry Leader in Protective Coating Applications to Rely on Level 3 for Secure, Optimized and Reliable Networking
BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 23, 2013 – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced an agreement to provide IP VPN services to MetoKote, an industry leader in protective coating applications for a variety of industries including agriculture, appliance, automotive, computer, construction equipment, electrical, furniture, industrial equipment, recreational, and truck and bus.
A multinational company with operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany and South America, MetoKote is using Level 3’s IP VPN services to ensure redundancy, security and flexibility for its extensive data and voice needs – from email and online ordering tools to international phone calls and inventory applications.
“MetoKote is a company that operates all over the world, making the strength of our network all the more important,” said Mark Miller, vice president of Information Technology for MetoKote. “With Level 3’s scalable, reliable and secure IP VPN services, we’re able to not only better and more efficiently conduct our business, but also leverage Level 3’s expansive fiber network to seamlessly grow our business across the globe.”
“MetoKote works within a variety of industries, and it’s critical for the company to have a fully-networked ecosystem that allows it to connect with its employees and customers on a global scale,” said Karl Strohmeyer, group vice president of North America Enterprise Sales for Level 3. “Level 3 is proud to work with MetoKote to provide a flexible, secure and optimized IP VPN platform that enables flawless execution of all its important communications needs.”
For more information on Level 3’s advanced network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com.
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