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Windstream integrates SRA user management with WE Connect

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Windstream Enterprise (WE), a managed communications services provider, has integrated its Secure Remote Access (SRA) user management capabilities into its award-winning WE Connect customer portal. This integration of SRA control with WE Connect allows for co-management of the service and is an additional step in Windstream Enterprise's deployment of a next-generation secure access service edge (SASE) offering.

WE Connect is the industry's most comprehensive network visibility and management tool that gives businesses real-time access to all the information about their communications services in one place, along with the essential functions that enable them to manage and optimize their network services. Windstream Enterprise's SRA ensures connections to the network are encrypted over the Internet, and gives enterprises control over network access, internal applications and resources. With integrated WE Connect and SRA management, customers have visibility and control over remote worker access, cloud-based next generation firewalls and SD-WAN through a single digital interface, integrating the key elements of SASE.

"For more than a decade WE Connect has been the cornerstone of the Windstream Enterprise self-service and co-managed service model, and by integrating SRA user management we've given customers the ability to drive network management efficiency even for remote employees," said Mike Flannery, chief marketing officer at Windstream Enterprise. "Digital transformation coupled with the pandemic have driven an unprecedented wave of remote and cloud-based work that is taxing legacy network models, accelerating network transformations to SD-WAN, and driving new security challenges. Our expertise and cutting-edge, cloud-based next generation firewalls, SD-WAN and secure remote access technology give businesses peace-of-mind that their network is highly reliable, efficient and secure."

As enterprises rely more heavily on remote workers who need access to applications and network assets from virtually any device, anywhere, security threats increase. SASE's effectiveness is rooted in effective cloud-based firewalls, SD-WAN offerings, and secure remote access for workers. Our multi-year focus and industry leadership in these areas uniquely position Windstream Enterprise to effectively transition customers into the new SASE environment.

Because Windstream already works with the best-of-the-best in delivering the foundational elements of SASE, customers have one integrated network and security solution, which means a single web interface, technology integration, and simplified management. Companies with disparate security and network providers can easily consolidate their SD-WAN network management and security with one trusted business partner that delivers confidence and expertise.

"Flexibly delivering services to connect end-users securely to their applications, whether they reside in the corporate datacenter, in the cloud or with a SaaS provider is essential, but so is seamless network visibility and management," continued Flannery. "Windstream SD-WAN Concierge, Cloud NGFW and SRA coupled with WE Connect is the right solution to ensure that businesses thrive as they adapt to the new normal."

Windstream Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: WIN)

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