HERNDON, VA – March 14, 2011- XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced the launch of its new cloud-based security solution that offers businesses the ability to more quickly and cost-effectively deploy and manage comprehensive network security capabilities across their enterprise networks.

As a cloud-based service, XO Enterprise Cloud Security delivers robust network security capabilities for enterprises without requiring them to purchase premise-based equipment. Instead, all of the applications are delivered through the XO network as a security as a service offering. In addition, customers can easily manage their service through an online management portal that provides visibility across the network and the ability to quickly secure new locations and make changes to security policies.

“XO Enterprise Cloud Security significantly expands our security services portfolio and represents the continuing expansion of our cloud-based services delivery strategy,” said Mike Toplisek, chief marketing officer for XO Business Services at XO Communications. “By offering network security as a service, mid-sized businesses and larger enterprises can simplify the management of their security requirements and leverage our expertise to provide a unified threat management solution across their enterprise.”

The solution is ideal for multi-location companies that want to reduce the costs of buying, installing and managing IT and network equipment across their enterprise networks. Since all of the applications reside in the cloud, IT organizations in industries such as finance, healthcare and retail with widely distributed operations can implement robust security services without having to manage and maintain the equipment and infrastructure at each location.

XO Enterprise Cloud Security offers the following security-as-a-service capabilities:

  • Network-based firewall
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Secure web gateway for web and content filtering
  • Secure remote access to corporate network

“With its cloud security offering, XO Communications provides enterprise customers with comprehensive and cost-effective network security and threat management capabilities that address enterprises’ critical requirements,” said Amy Larsen DeCarlo, principal analyst at Current Analysis.

IP Communications, Security and IT Services Delivered via the Cloud
XO Enterprise Cloud Security represents the continuing evolution in XO Communications’ cloud-based services delivery strategy in which converged communications, security and IT infrastructure solutions are delivered over the XO nationwide network. Last month, the company announced the launch of XO Enterprise Cloud Communications, a highly scalable communications service that helps businesses to accelerate the deployment of IP and unified communications, simplify the management of their communications needs, and dramatically reduce the capital investments and operating costs for their enterprise-wide communications. XO Communications is building the core components of this service delivery approach and has established partnerships with leading technology providers to enable enterprises to operate more efficiently by easily deploying the applications, services and infrastructure they need, when they need them. For more information about XO Cloud Solutions, go to www.xo.com/cloud.

For more information about XO Enterprise Cloud Security or to contact an XO sales representative, visit www.xo.com/cloudsecurity.

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