Verizon Business Offers New Option for Outsourcing Network Services

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Large-business and government customers with remote locations or smaller networks now have a robust new managed services option.

With the immediate availability of the Juniper Networks J-series services routers, Verizon Business becomes the first U.S.-based service provider to deliver a managed service offering to enterprise customers for this class of routers.

By offering management of the Juniper Networks J-series services routers, Verizon Business is helping enterprise customers take full advantage of the Juniper platform by reducing the day-to-day management burden so that the customer's technical staff can focus on critical business initiatives. 

The Juniper Networks platform provides the foundation for real-time delivery of critical networking applications and is particularly well-suited to extended enterprises - dispersed organizations with branch and regional offices requiring secure and direct connections with suppliers, partners and customers. 

"Every customer has specific networking requirements, especially when it comes to connecting their extended network to corporate resources," said Nancy Gofus, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Verizon Business.  "Adding the Juniper Networks J-series services routers to our broad suite of managed options underscores our commitment to delivering choice and flexibility to large-business and government customers."

Verizon Business plans to subsequently build on today's announcement by offering a powerful branch office services delivery platform based on the Juniper Networks J-series services routers and that integrates managed routing, security and other services, including Internet protocol (IP) telephony.  

High Performance Name of the Game for Network Management

The Juniper Networks J-series services routers join Verizon Business' already extensive managed services portfolio, end-to-end network management resources and advanced monitoring systems.  Leveraging Juniper Networks' modular JUNOS(tm) software, which provides a single-source operating system, the J-series services routers deliver advanced features and services, consistent implementation, and universal configuration and management tools.

The managed Juniper Networks J-series services routers offer predictable high performance and flexibility, providing enterprises fast and secure delivery of business-critical applications across corporate networks, while helping ensure that information-technology initiatives deliver cost-effective and measurable business value.

The new managed service offering is available immediately to U.S.-based medium- and large-sized business and government customers.  It has been certified with a variety of Verizon Business networking services, including company's flagship Private IP, a multi-protocol labeling, system-based virtual private network service, as well as the company's private line and frame relay services.

Verizon Business offers three levels of service to support customers deploying the managed Juniper Networks J-series services router.  The company's multi-tiered approach to network management enables it to help enterprises reduce the complexity associated with an IP environment.  Verizon Business' IMPACT management platform supports its industry-leading service level commitments and enables the company to offer customer with the fully managed service option an actual time-to-repair commitment as low as 3.5 hours in the U.S.; the majority of Verizon Business' competitors still offer a mean time-to-repair commitment.

Today, Verizon Business manages 260,000-plus devices on more than 4,200 customer networks in 142 countries and territories, overseeing non-Verizon connections from more than 60 network providers around the world.  Verizon Business' industry-leading service-level commitments and award-winning IMPACT management platform underscore its legacy of service and innovation.  Verizon Business also offers a suite of professional network and security services to help customers successfully deploy and manage their IP networks. These services range from network assessment and design consulting to project management and capacity planning.

Note:  Juniper Networks and the Juniper Networks logo are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. JUNOS is a trademark of Juniper Networks, Inc.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large-business and government customers worldwide.  Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced communications, security and professional service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.