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Press Release -- April 13th, 2015
Source: Earthlink

EarthLink Expands WAN Portfolio to Provide Secure, Economical and Flexible Bandwidth for Business Applications

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.

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