US LEC LAUNCHES NEW FIREWALL IP/VPN SERVICE.
"The launch of the SMB Firewall service allows US LEC to better serve the needs of our customers with small branch offices or those with more simplistic Internet access needs, supplying a cost-effective and robust firewall option," said Jeffrey Blackey, senior vice president of marketing and business development at US LEC. "This solution provides businesses with the freedom and peace of mind to concentrate on running their business, allowing US LEC to support their network through our state-of-the-art NOC and 24 x 7 network maintenance."
Firewalls provide considerable protection by controlling the type of traffic that travels between the company computers and the Internet. Controlled by a device placed between the customer's LAN and their Internet access provider, the firewall is configured with a set of rules that match a security policy dictated by the company's security needs.
In addition to the protection that a firewall provides from Internet "hackers," an Internet Protocol based Virtual Private Network enables secure communication over the public Internet through the use of advanced encryption protocols and methods. Offered as a site-to-site connection, SMB Firewall enables workers, contractors and smaller offices to securely connect to vendors and other institutions.
US LEC's SMB Firewall is designed to cost-effectively serve the needs of branch offices as well as offices with uncomplicated needs for Internet protection, such as the encryption of financial data when processing loan information or the maintenance of a multimedia website via a broadband connection. Aiding in the requirement to adhere to consumer privacy and protection initiatives, the SMB Firewall service includes 24 x 7 monitoring as well as cost-effective repair and replacement options.
About US LEC
Based in Charlotte, N.C., US LEC is a full-service provider of IP, data and voice solutions to medium and large businesses and enterprise organizations throughout 16 Eastern states and the District of Columbia. US LEC offers advanced, IP-based, data and voice services such as MPLS VPN and Ethernet, as well as comprehensive Dynamic T(SM) VoIP-enabled services and features. The company also offers local and long distance services and data services such as frame relay, Multi-Link Frame Relay and ATM. US LEC provides a broad array of complementary services, including conferencing, data backup and recovery, data center services and Web hosting, as well as managed firewall and router services for advanced data networking. US LEC also offers selected voice services in 27 additional states and provides enhanced data services, selected Internet services and MegaPOP(R) (local dial-up Internet access for ISPs) nationwide.
For more information, visit http://www.uslec.com or call 704/319-6875.
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|Publication:||Computer Security Update|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2007|
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