ATLANTA — April 13, 2015 — EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:ELNK, news, filings) , a leading managed network and cloud solutions provider for multi-location businesses, announced the launch of its new managed IPsec VPN service Short for Internet Protocol Security for Virtual Private Networks, IPsec VPN was developed to support secure data exchange and is used to economically and securely connect multiple locations on a high-bandwidth, PCI-compliant network. As businesses continue to shift applications to the cloud, these technology demands drive the need for increased bandwidth, but often without bigger budgets. With the addition of IPSec VPN to its Wide-Area networking (WAN) portfolio, which also includes MPLS and a hybrid of the two, EarthLink can create optimized customer networks based on application and location requirements without compromising on security. Businesses can minimize costs while ensuring security and compliance with standards such as PCI-DSS. Managed IPsec VPN service is ideal for retail, healthcare, financial or professional businesses that operate multiple locations, and enables the customer to select any type of available access, whether supplied by EarthLink or a third party.
"The addition of IPsec VPN to EarthLink's WAN portfolio positions us to design and implement right-size networks that are the best fit for each business," said Rick C. Froehlich, EarthLink Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. "Our network diagnostic expertise will also help the customer determine whether a pure IPsec VPN, pure MPLS or a combination of the two is ideal for their custom-tailored network."
Key IPsec VPN benefits include:
- Cost optimization, with more bandwidth for the money
- Utilize the most economical Internet access available to power applications that improve operations and create a better end-customer experience.
- PCI compliance
- Securely monitored, premises-based routers and firewall at each location
- IPsec encryption for all tunnels
- Flexible design configurations
- Aggregate Internet connectivity from locations in the cloud or in the headquarters location
- Wireless backup options for business continuity protection
- Proactive care response based on network performance
EarthLink's IPsec VPN service is easy to self-install, with the option for professional installation. Customers maintain network control, centralized management and visibility via the EarthLink myLink ® customer portal providing real-time monitoring and customizable dashboards.
EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp., NASDAQ: ELNK) provides managed network, security and cloud solutions for multi-location businesses. We help thousands of specialty retailers, restaurants, financial institutions, healthcare providers, professional service firms and local governments deliver a reliable and engaging customer experience in their stores and branch offices. We do so by building and managing MPLS WAN networks, by providing virtualized infrastructure, security, hosted voice, secure WiFi and compliance solutions, and by offering exceptional customer care. We operate a nationwide network spanning more than 28,000 fiber route miles, with 90 metro fiber rings and secure data centers that provide ubiquitous data and voice IP service coverage. Our EarthLink Carrier™ division sells facilities-based wholesale telecommunications to other providers and our award-winning Internet services connect hundreds of thousands of residential customers across the U.S. For more, visit www.earthlink.com and follow @earthlink, LinkedInand Google+.