MiCTA Announces Amendment To Its CenturyLink Telecommunications Master Service Agreement

MiCTA Announces Amendment To Its CenturyLink Telecommunications Master Service

PR Newswire

SAGINAW, Mich., Dec. 4, 2013

SAGINAW, Mich., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --MiCTA, a national, non-profit
technology group purchasing organization, is pleased to announce that it has
accepted an amendment to Master Service Agreement 118EAN-TISA2010-0512 with
CenturyLink. The amendment provides discounted pricing on CenturyLink's
Proactive and Reactive DDOS Mitigation Services. Complete terms of
CenturyLink's Master Service Agreement are available to MiCTA members at

"CenturyLink's DDOS Mitigation Services provide a two-tiered approach to
maintaining the security and integrity of our members' networks," says Tim von
Hoff, Chief Operating Officer of MiCTA. "With the service, members can respond
immediately to active denial of service attacks. At the same time, they can
monitor routine network activity for signs of an emerging threat, and take
action to prevent network disruption."

CenturyLink's DDOS mitigation services reroute suspicious traffic through its
cloud infrastructure, allowing CenturyLink to isolate and eliminate malicious
traffic before it reaches a member's network. The service is especially
attractive to governmental and educational members because it can protect
large VoIP networks and secure transaction services.

MiCTA negotiates group pricing discounts and value-added services for its
membership nationwide. Members may take advantage of significant discounts on
a wide range of telecommunications and technology purchases using MiCTA's
competitively bid contracts. In most cases, members may use MiCTA contracts
instead of conducting their own competitive bidding process for goods and
services covered by MiCTA's Master Service Agreements.

Non-profit organizations of all types are eligible for membership in MiCTA.
MiCTA's members include higher education institutions, K-12 schools and school
districts, libraries, health care organizations, state and local governments,
and charitable and religious organizations. For a complete list of vendors and
purchasing programs, or for more information about joining MiCTA, please visit
the MiCTA website.

About MiCTA
MiCTA, located at 4805 Towne Centre, Suite 100 in Saginaw, MI, represents
thousands of higher education, K-12, healthcare, library, governmental and
charitable entities. Nationally, MiCTA seeks to resolve common voice, video
and data issues, provide helpful information, participate in legislative and
regulatory telecommunications advocacy, and negotiate discounted purchase
contracts for telecommunications and technology services for its members. For
more information, please visit the MiCTA Web site, http://www.mictatech.org.


Website: http://www.mictatech.org
Contact: Tim von Hoff, Chief Operating Officer, MiCTA, (888) 964-2227,
micta@mictatech.org, http://mictatech.org
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