CenturyLink signs federal government sales agreement with Uplogix
Company to sell Uplogix local network management, configuration capabilities
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2,2013 /PRNewswire/ --CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL)
recently signed an agreement authorizing it to sell the Uplogix management
solution, which operates like an onsite virtual network technician, providing
innovative out-of-band and automated network management capabilities to
federal government agencies. CenturyLink will sell the Uplogix solution via
several contract vehicles, including under its General Services Administration
(GSA) IT Schedule 70 contract.
The Uplogix local management platform is located with, and is directly
connected to, managed networking and communications devices. By putting
advanced capabilities within the centrally managed infrastructure, Uplogix
provides secure out-of-band access, logs customer premises equipment errors,
manages automated configuration changes and monitors system reboots and
reconfigurations that are typically performed by onsite technicians.
"This sales agreement allows CenturyLink to offer the Uplogix management
solution to our many federal government clients," said Diana Gowen,
CenturyLink Public Sector senior vice president and general manager. "As a
leading provider of network and managed services to the government,
CenturyLink can now use the Uplogix platform to enhance the value and
differentiation of our managed service offerings in the federal marketplace."
"Uplogix deploys the same product in enterprise networks in industries as
diverse as oil and gas, finance and the military," said Lisa Frankovitch, vice
president of sales and business development for Uplogix. "Our value
proposition for managed service providers is a strong one, and we're excited
to team with CenturyLink to bring these benefits to government customers."
CenturyLink is initially using the Uplogix automated configuration
capabilities to speed the installation and deployment of network
infrastructure and managed devices at branch offices and data centers for a
major federal government agency. As the network infrastructure provider,
CenturyLink will use Uplogix for day-to-day management of customer premises
equipment, and agency technicians will also use Uplogix to securely access and
manage agency devices.
CenturyLink will be deploying Uplogix local management products at each site.
Once the products have been installed, Uplogix will manage the gear with
intensive monitoring and by performing defined, automated, routine run-book
actions as needed. Uplogix will also provide secure out-of-band access to
remote sites for network administrators.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United
States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by
technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud
infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink
provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select
international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network
and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also
offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and
DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500
company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest
corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.
Uplogix provides the first local network management solution. Its management
platform provides secure out-of-band access, network-independent automated
configuration management, automated first-level support and high resolution
out-of-band monitoring. In comparison, traditional network and systems
management depends on the network, uses multiple tools and remains labor
intensive. Uplogix puts the power of your most trusted IT administrator
everywhere, all the time. Uplogix is a registered Cisco Technology Developer,
and privately held and headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information,
please visit www.uplogix.com
SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.
Contact: Linda M. Johnson, CenturyLink, 202-429-3130 or
firstname.lastname@example.org; Billy Moran, Uplogix, 512-847-7080 or
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