AT&T Lands VPN Deal From K+S
FRANKFURT -- AT&T and K+S have signed a five-year contract to move K+Sís current network infrastructure to AT&Tís single global private network. This will enable K+S to connect its operations, comprising 200 locations in Europe, North and South America and Asia.
"We are looking forward working with AT&T as the optimal provider for this project,Ē said Kai Finke, Chief Information Officer, K+S AG.
AT&T is providing a hybrid virtual private network (VPN) service to K+S. Data flowing over its MPLS connections is complemented by a secondary Internet connection. This ensures the largest K+S locations have highly reliable access to the companyís global MPLS network. A second VPN connection offers the benefits of back-up and efficient use of network bandwidth. Other K+S locations can have secure, cost-effective Internet access locking these sites to the network.
ďItís clear that K+S wanted better visibility of its communications around the world. And thatís just what our strategic network services are designed to give them, providing them with a platform for supporting their future success,Ē said Vice President, Germany and Central Europe, AT&T, Joachim Kathmann.
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