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(R), 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.