Verizon Business SMB Solutions Team Offers Managed Router Solution for Internet Access

Fast, dependable and secure Internet access has become the lifeblood for businesses of all sizes.  But as small and medium-sized businesses see their requirements change, they're sometimes put off by the cost and complexity of enterprise-class Internet access solutions.  Verizon Business now offers SMB customers a cost-effective solution that gives them the secure Verizon Internet access they need coupled with 24 x 7 proactive router monitoring and management.

The new Verizon Managed Router Solution provides SMBs with a complete and secure turnkey Internet access solution that combines Verizon Business access with customer premises equipment from Cisco®, a market leader in routing technology.  Immediately available in the U.S., the solution provides secure dedicated Internet access at speeds ranging from 1.5-megabits-per-second T1 to 50-megabits-per-second Ethernet coupled with proactive monitoring and premium maintenance and installation services.  The new bundle enables Verizon Business to offer SMBs a comprehensive managed router solution at a previously unavailable price point.

The Verizon Managed Router Solution enables SMB customers - many of which do not have trained IT resources on staff - to take advantage of leading Internet access technology that is backed and supported by Verizon Business networking experts. 

"Fast and dependable, always-on Internet access is becoming as crucial for SMBs as it is for large enterprises, but many don't have the expertise or staff to ensure reliable connectivity," said Carrie Gray, executive director, SMB marketing for Verizon Business.  "With our new managed router solution, small and mid-size customers can concentrate on running their businesses without having to worry about the technical details."

In addition to premises equipment, which includes the Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers, Cisco 500 Series Secure Routers and Cisco 800 Series Routers, the new solution features configuration and onsite installation; 24 x 7 monitoring and management; Cisco maintenance and software support; built-in managed firewall; intrusion prevention; and next-day repair.

Verizon Business SMB Solutions

Verizon Business gives SMB customers the best of both worlds - enterprise-grade capabilities used by top global companies combined with tailored solutions and local accountability.  In today's economy, it's vital that companies of every size harness technology to help them work more productively and efficiently.  Verizon Business marries integrated solutions with a focus on reliability, simplicity and value to enable growing, entrepreneurial organizations to connect, communicate and collaborate.  For more information, visit http://verizon.com/businesspower.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world's most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions. We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees - enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment. Many of the world's largest businesses and governments - including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions - rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.