Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Cogent Launches Managed Security Service

Cogent Communications began offering two levels of Managed Security services to further enhance its dedicated Internet access connections. Available immediately, Cogent's Advanced and Premium level services are offered through an agreement with Tekmark Global Solutions ("TGS"), a third party provider of security services. Cogent will maintain the direct customer relationship and handle all issues and requests related to the managed security service.

For $199 a month, Advanced level customers receive a firewall powered by Internet security leader SonicWALL, which allows an unlimited number of user devices behind the firewall. Also included are VPN remote client licenses, 24x7x365 customer support and online reporting via a web portal. Premium level customers receive everything above plus content filtering and desktop anti-virus services for $259 a month. All equipment is pre-configured to meet customer requirements and shipped directly to the customer.

Service is being launched across the United States and Canada and will be available to Cogent's SME business customers who connect at speeds from 1.5 Mbps to 100 Mbps. http://www.cogent.com

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