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Press Release -- August 19th, 2013
Source: Virtela

Virtela Wins 2013 Global Business Innovation Award

Recognized for Next Generation Cloud-Based Security Service Platform Innovation

DENVER, August 19, 2013 –   Virtela , the world’s largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, today announced that it has received the prestigious Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award for Business Service Innovation. Virtela was recognized for its Next Generation Cloud-Based Security Service Platform, which consolidates all aspects of enterprise site security within the cloud, offering an asset-light branch office model that delivers instant service turn-up and significant cost savings to global enterprises.

Now in its seventh year, the GTB Innovation Awards honor innovative collaboration between service providers and vendors around the world.

The cloud-based security service platform is enabled by Virtela’s Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC), the only global cloud architecture for enterprise networking, security and mobility. Virtela ESC virtualizes security devices within the network cloud, enabling enterprises to escape the high cost and complexity of dedicated security appliances at each branch office or data center. A full suite of managed next-gen security services — including application-aware firewalls, intrusion prevention, malware detection and URL filtering – can be activated instantly around the globe via Virtela’s 50+ Local Cloud Centers at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.

“Virtela’s Enterprise Services Cloud platform enables enterprises to transform to asset-light branch office networking, security and mobility,” said Ron Haigh, president of Virtela. “As enterprises migrate applications to the cloud, Virtela enables fast, secure access without the expense and management headache of additional hardware and software in each and every branch office.”

According to recent research by Gartner, the worldwide security technology and services market is forecast to reach $67.2 billion in 2013, up 8.7 percent in 2012, underscoring security as a top IT concern for global enterprises.

As enterprise security technologies become increasingly complex, Virtela alleviates this IT burden by providing 24×7 proactive monitoring and management that leverages predictive analytics technology, VirtelaPredict , winner of a 2012 GTB Innovation Award. VirtelaPredict provides deep event correlation capabilities to detect 95 percent of security issues before they can impact production networks.  Services are fully managed by Virtela’s follow-the-sun global operations centers, with complete visibility into traffic metrics, reporting, trouble tickets and click-to-change control via the VirtelaView web portal.

GTB Innovation Award winners were honored at a ceremony in London. To see a full list of winners, please visit

About Virtela

Virtela Technology Services Incorporated is the smart alternative to traditional global carriers and equipment vendors for enterprise networking and virtualized IT services. The company delivers award-winning services via its Virtualized Overlay Network and Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC) platform, which enables the transition of branch office networking and security services to the cloud. Virtela gives enterprises the benefit of “asset-light” software-defined networking that delivers up to 80% cost savings in upfront capital and 30% savings in ongoing operating expenses.

Recognized by more than 100 awards for outstanding service innovation and customer support, Virtela’s services suite includes global managed network, security, mobility, application acceleration, and IT infrastructure services.

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

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