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MegaPath to SMBs Nationwide: Save Time and Money with VoIP

MegaPath, Inc., the leading provider of managed IP data, voice, and security services in North America, is making it easier for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) to work smarter, realize significant cost savings and increase productivity with MegaPath’s Hosted Voice. The Company is making it even easier for organizations to see increased cost savings with its free Cisco SPA 303G phone for each employee, with the purchase of an unlimited or global Hosted Voice calling plan and a minimum of five lines.

The Rofo Group has already taken advantage of the benefits of the Hosted Voice free phone promotion to control costs. After moving to a new office location, Rofo tried Voice over IP (VoIP) with another provider, but was disappointed with the call quality. Rofo was able to transition from its previous provider to Hosted Voice without any downtime. Additionally, Hosted Voice provides Rofo with the productivity-enhancing call features and quality it sought, without the upfront expenses.

“In order to stay ahead of the game, small-to-mid sized businesses need solutions that enable them to operate as productively and cost-effectively as possible. One way is to implement VoIP within their business,” said Bruce Chatterley, President, Business Markets, MegaPath. “VoIP offers significant savings in both time and money. As a fully-managed voice and data services provider, we help smaller businesses save money on their communications services so that they can invest more in their core business.”

According to Infonetics Research’s recent “VoIP and Unified Communications Services and Subscribers”1 report, the business VoIP market grew eight percent in the first half of 2010. As more SMBs look to VoIP as a way to cut costs, MegaPath is working with customers like Rofo to deliver voice solutions that meet their unique business needs and save money without sacrificing quality. MegaPath, which recently merged with the Covad and Speakeasy brands, has made it easier than ever to switch to Hosted Voice so that SMBs can take advantage of this solution. In addition to its free phone promotion, MegaPath provides everything a company needs to get started including the broadband connection, a small voice gateway, unlimited calling plans, high voice quality (Quality of Service), rapid deployment and mobile and remote worker integration. For additional ways that MegaPath makes it easier for SMBs to switch to Hosted Voice, visit http://www.megapath.com/pdfs/WP_Hosted-Voice-Top-10.pdf.

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MegaPath joined PCI Security Standards Council

MegaPath Inc.has joined the PCI Security Standards Council. As a participating organization, MegaPath will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.

As a Participating Organization, MegaPath will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, be able to provide feedback on the standards and become part of a growing community that now includes more than 500 organizations. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity’s best protection against data criminals. By joining as a Participating Organization, MegaPath is adding its voice to the process.

MegaPath’s Retail Network provides security for credit card transactions and supports data communications for essential retail applications, including point-of-sale (POS), back office systems, training and digital video surveillance. The Company’s retail solutions leverage its all-optical, nationwide MPLS backbone to connect stores and remote locations with headquarters. With MegaPath’s comprehensive suite of Managed Security Services, which includes Managed Firewall and Digital Certificates/PKI, as well as the expertise of its engineers, the company can customize a secure, flexible IP virtual private network (VPN) solution tailored to a retailer’s specific requirements.

“Store owners are constantly looking for the most secure and convenient way to conduct financial transactions,” said Beth Tyebjee, SVP of Products and Project Management, MegaPath. “MegaPath’s Retail Network provides convenience stores and retailers a fast and secure way to process payment transactions, ultimately reducing costs and improving customer service. We look forward to working with the Council and becoming an active part of the payment standards process and to exchange best practices with others in the industry.”

The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity. More information on the council and the standard can be found at www.pcisecuritystandards.org

“The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data,” said Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By participating in the standards setting process, MegaPath demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal.”

Megovadsy? Speakeasy to Combine with MegaPath and Covad

MegaPath continues to grow, after acquiring Covad now SpeakEasy has agreed to merge it’s business. So what should we call them now? Megovadsy?

Seattle WA, San Jose and Costa Mesa, CA – June 10, 2010 – Speakeasy, a Best Buy company (NYSE:BBY), has entered into an agreement to combine its business with Covad Communications Company and MegaPath Inc. in a deal that will create the first managed services local exchange carrier (MSLEC) able to provide a full range of IP voice, security, VPN and Internet services nationwide. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2010, contingent upon closing of the previously announced transaction between MegaPath and Covad. Financial terms will not be disclosed. Continue reading Megovadsy? Speakeasy to Combine with MegaPath and Covad

Covad & MegaPath announce merger

Covad Communications Company, a leading national provider of IP broadband services, and MegaPath Inc., a leading provider of managed IP data, voice and security services in North America, today announced an agreement to combine the operations of Covad and MegaPath.

Pending federal and state regulatory approvals, the transaction will create one of the largest managed service local exchange carriers (MSLEC) in the United States. The combined businesses will have the largest Ethernet, DSL and T1 footprint in North America and be the only MSLEC capable of providing a full range of Internet, voice, security and VPN services nationwide.

“This transaction brings together two industry leaders who will focus on expanding service offerings and distribution channels to further our leadership positions in the SMB, enterprise and wholesale markets,” said D. Craig Young, MegaPath CEO and the new Executive Chairman of the combined businesses. “By leveraging the strengths of each company, we will provide customers and partners with expanded expertise, broader innovative services and a powerful network that simplifies the way they communicate and conduct business online.”

“We will continue to provide innovative services and superior automation to our wholesale partners, and by adding MegaPath’s leading managed service offerings, we will further enhance the value we deliver to the market,” said Pat Bennett, CEO of Covad, who will continue as Chief Executive Officer. “The combination of these two companies creates a powerful new business model that provides users and partners with the industry-leading connectivity and services they require to support their critical business communications needs.”

Covad offers IP broadband services in more than 4,400 central offices nationwide through its commercial and wholesale distribution channels. Covad wholesale partners include leading providers such as AT&T, Verizon Business and Sprint; MegaPath delivers value-added communication services, including hosted VoIP, managed security, MPLS VPNs for connecting multiple sites, and SSL VPNs for connecting remote users and business partners. MegaPath distributes its services via a large direct sales force and channel sales partnerships, and has over 19,000 direct SMB and enterprise customers.

By combining Covad’s robust network infrastructure with MegaPath’s wide selection of products and value-added services, the transaction promises to provide the companies’ partners and customers with a superior selection of cost-effective IP voice, data communications and security solutions.

“This is a great deal for Covad and MegaPath stakeholders and customers, creating an industry leader with the agility, expertise and resources to address customers’ rapidly growing and changing communications needs,” said Johnny O. Lopez, partner at Platinum Equity, which owns Covad. “With such complementary businesses, partners and customers will quickly see new services and capabilities that provide them even greater value, while the company realizes improved efficiencies and greater profitability, and enhanced opportunities for growth through acquisition.”

The combined businesses will be owned by Platinum and MegaPath investors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to federal and state regulatory approvals and is expected to close by the end of Q3 2010.

Read more: http://www.megapath.com/news/2010/COVAD-AND-MEGAPATH-ANNOUNCE-MERGER-AGREEMENT.cfm#ixzz0jqZ5wVZ1

MegaPath Managed SSL VPN Service Recognized as One of the Most Innovative Solutions for 2009

MegaPath Inc.announced that its Managed SSL VPN service has received the 2009 Product of the Year award from Customer Interaction Solutions magazine. This annual award recognizes the best, brightest and most innovative solutions brought to the call and contact center market in 2009.

“The call center industry is growing; as is the number of companies employing home-based agents. Given this trend, businesses require connectivity solutions that provide reliable and consistent access to corporate information from remote locations,” said Beth Tyebjee, SVP of Products and Project Management at MegaPath. “This recognition of our Managed SSL VPN service from Customer Interaction Solutions demonstrates MegaPath’s ability to provide solutions that meet the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce.”

MegaPath’s Managed SSL VPN service provides organizations with a secure and cost-effective solution that offers users clientless, anywhere access. With this service, businesses can control and secure remote access to corporate IT resources, enhancing employee productivity and reducing the risk of lost data. MegaPath tailors its SSL VPN service offerings to meet customer needs with the company’s Corporate Access SSL, Retail Access SSL and Business Continuity SSL services.

“I am pleased to honor MegaPath for its hard work and success. MegaPath’s Managed SSL VPN service has demonstrated excellence in contact center technologies as well as providing ROI for the companies that use them,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “For 12 years, Customer Interaction Solutions magazine has been honoring innovative companies for their contributions in advancing technologies and application refinements.”

MegaPath is consistently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership. In 2009, the Company was recognized for its year-over-year growth by Deloitte with its third consecutive appearance on the Technology Fast 500 list. The Company was also named one of the Top 500 Technology Integrators on the VAR500 and one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States by Inc. Magazine. In addition, MegaPath’s Dan Foster appeared on CRN’s 2009 Channel Chiefs list.

MegaPath’s services continue to receive industry accolades. The Company’s Duet

MegaPath launches fully managed ADSL2+

MegaPath Inc announced its ADSL2+ Internet Connectivity Service. Ideal for small-to-medium sized businesses, as well as large businesses with branch offices, retail locations and mobile workers, the service delivers faster data speeds to support bandwidth-intensive and performance-sensitive applications such as VoIP, video surveillance and conferencing, and file sharing.