Connect123, Perimeter Target SMBs

Local carrier Connect123 partners with Perimeter Internetworking to provide SMB customers with on-demand security services

September 12, 2006

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BOSTON -- Perimeter InternetworkingT, the leadingprovider of Complete, On-Demand and Affordable managed security services,announced at the Fall VON Show today that Connect123.net, a provider ofLocal Line VOIP services in 915 markets nationwide, will offer the PerimeterUnified Threat Management (UTM) suite of managed security services includingIntrusion Defense, Email Defense and User Defense to theirsmall-to-medium-sized business (SMB) customers. Connect123.net's hostedcentrex offering combines Internet Access, Local Lines, Unlimited LongDistance, Voicemail, Unified Messaging, IP Telephone Equipment andPerimeter's UTM Suite of managed security services onto a singleConnect123.net bill at a low monthly flat rate, enabling their customers tofocus on their core business.

"We are very pleased to add Connect123.net to our rapidly growing list ofcommunications service provider partners," said Brad Miller, CEO ofPerimeter Internetworking. "As with Connect123.net's other cutting edgeLocal Line VoIP and data service offerings, Perimeter's UTM suite of managedsecurity services offers the same features and levels of QoS that thelargest enterprises would expect to receive only at a price that mostcompanies can afford. Their customers can start with a few basic servicesand add additional security services as they like, on-demand."

Perimeter's UTM suite of security services combines dozens of technologiesfrom best-of-breed vendors to incorporate cutting-edge solutions forservices such as Managed Firewall, Intrusion Prevention, Web ContentFiltering, Spam Filtering, and Email AV scanning. The Perimeter UTM suitecombines traditional firewall monitoring services with a centralizedmanagement platform that allows SMB customers the ability to manage andmonitor their threat activity. Perimeter's turn-key solution providescommunications service providers and resellers with a key differentiator atthe point of sale and enables them to realize immediate, high margin,recurring revenues without any up front costs.

"We are seeing a large demand for these types of security services among ourSMB customers," said John Adgate, VP of Sales, Connect123.net. "We view theability to offer a full suite of pre-integrated managed security services asboth a competitive advantage and a necessity in today's marketplace. After arigorous evaluation we chose to partner with Perimeter Internetworkingbecause they are a major player in the marketplace, having partnered withmany other leading service providers."

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