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Xspedius Communications selects Atreus Systems for IP service provisioning.

Atreus Systems, a provider of software solutions for rapid creation and delivery of IP (Internet Protocol) services, today announced that Xspedius Communications, an Integrated Communications Provider serving small and medium-sized businesses, has selected Atreus xAuthority(Service Fulfillment to launch its nationwide MPLS based Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. In addition to VPN, Xspedius will use Atreus xAuthority to deliver VoIP (Voice Over IP), PC Back Up and Antivirus services. The Atreus solution allows Xspedius to efficiently and rapidly activate IP services for its small and medium-sized business customers across its entire footprint-including 20 states, plus the District of Columbia, for a total of 55 markets.

"The deployment of MPLS technology is key to our IP services strategy. Atreus' proven product and experience in deploying systems to support large-scale networks and advanced services was a consideration for Xspedius," said Harold Teets, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Xspedius. "Atreus' service fulfillment solution will enable us to meet growing demand for our IP portfolio, while leverage our existing OSS investment."

"After a thorough comparative analysis, Xspedius' selection of Atreus further validates our leadership in delivering comprehensive service fulfillment solutions for IP services," said Andrea Baptiste, President and CEO, Atreus Systems. "Atreus' proven carrier-grade solution provides Xspedius with a future-proof solution that will support their customer requirements for VoIP, VPN, PC Back Up and Antivirus, as well as their growing requirements for converged voice-video-data services."

The MPLS based services; VoIP, VPN, PC Back Up and Antivirus selected thus far by Xspedius are part of Atreus' extensive market-ready library that provisions everything from voice and messaging to access and desktop applications. With Atreus, Xspedius rapidly and profitably delivers a comprehensive set of new services to their business customers.

Atreus xAuthority will enable Xspedius Communications to engineer for future development, such as self-service portals, based on their customers' profile, location and computing device. With a one-time, single sign-on authentication, Xspedius' small and medium-sized business customers have an easy way to view, self-activate and consume new services. Self-Service Portals help increase customer entrenchment by providing a unified method that customers use to purchase tailored services and applications.

Atreus gives providers a flexible, low-risk and inexpensive approach to market validation, allowing a broad range of services to be bundled, tested and deployed as customer demand dictates. Atreus' carrier-grade service fulfillment solution and market-ready service library empowers providers with a future-proof solution that fulfills customer needs today while supporting their growing requirements for converged voice-video-data services.
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Comment:Xspedius Communications selects Atreus Systems for IP service provisioning.
Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
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Date:May 10, 2004
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