Primus Business Services Launches New Cloud Firewall and Disaster Management Protection Technology

Ensure critical business data is secure and available 24/7

March 1, 2012

TORONTO, ON (March 1, 2012) - Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. (Primus Canada), a wholly owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) (NYSE: PTGI), today announced new investments in two security tools to assist businesses in protecting sensitive data from security breaches and disasters. The PrimusCloud™ Unified Threat Management firewall and PrimusCloud™ Backup are now available nationally to customers who utilize Primus’ Data Centre and PrimusCloud™ services.

“In a recent study of Canadian small and medium business owners and IT decision makers, we found a top concern those polled that is preventing the adoption of cloud computing revolves around security anxieties. With the PrimusCloud™ Unified Threat Management firewall and our PrimusCloud™ Backup, mission critical data is robustly protected from the most mundane to the most severe threats, including natural and man-made disasters, as well as hacking,” said AJ Byers, Executive Vice President of Primus Business Services. “We understand that any interruption to data access can damage a company’s business in the near and long term, and we are committed to bringing our customers the most advanced security solutions available.”

With PrimusCloud™ Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewall, PrimusCloud™ Server customers receive the following benefits:

  • Network security: Fully integrated features such as a configurable firewall paired with an Intrusion Protection system, Denial of Service, traffic forwarding and NAT tools and much more.

  • Application security:

    • Email security: Protects users from email abuses including spam, viruses and privacy issues. Through this application, real messages are properly delivered and employees can find what they need without being exposed to damaging content.

    • Web security: Protects employees from threats and allows businesses to apply terms and conditions to where and how employees can spend their time online. Spyware and viruses are stopped before they can enter the network and cause damage. Everything is tracked in detailed reports, allowing for easy customization and adjustments to specific corporate policies.

“Security and backup solutions for the small and mid-market business are usually complex and require a significant amount of time to manage them correctly. Many companies have no idea if there have been hacking attempts on their network, or if they could even restore from their current backup tapes,” said Matt Stein, Senior Vice President of Network, Technology and Planning for Primus Canada. “We have built a solution that takes care of all of this and more, made it simple to use, to enable businesses to feel secure in these areas.”

Primus also offers PrimusCloud™ Backup technology, which provides advanced business continuity, data retention and operational efficiencies. This enterprise grade backup solution is available to all Primus Infrastructure clients and offers a completely managed, scalable backup solution for even the most complex data retention needs. Every minute your business goes without access to your data can give your competitors an advantage. The PrimusCloud™ Backup solution comes with an industry leading service level agreement to ensure we deliver on our commitment to get you back in business as soon as possible. Three key benefits of levering the PrimusCloud™ Backup service over any current in-house solution include:

  • Ease of Use: This is a fully managed service. Clients simply contact Primus to restore their data — uncorrupted and up-to-date — in the event of an emergency or any sort of business disruption.

  • Scalability: The service is scalable, enabling clients to decide how much data they want to back up — from a few files to their entire server(s). You pay-as-you-go for the backup you need.

  • Flexibility: Avoid cumbersome and unreliable tape backups. This service offers flexibility in your backup plan at a cost that keeps your operation running efficiently.

For more information on Primus Business Services, please visit http://www.primustel.ca/en/business

About Primus Canada Business Services
Primus Canada Business Services is a leading national data centre and managed services solutions provider, offering services that include virtual storage and security, disaster recovery and cloud computing, voice, and IP connectivity solutions. Primus Canada Business Services owns and manages eight world-class, state-of-the-art data centres across Canada. Primus Canada Business Services is a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. Visit www.primuspbs.ca for more information.

About PTGi
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including broadband Internet, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to telecommunications carriers worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity, and data centers located in Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Primus Canada Media Contact:
Julie Smithers
APEX Public Relations
(416) 660-4224
jsmithers@apexpr.com

PTGi Media Contact:
Mike Houghton
Communicreate
(703) 799-7383
mhoughton@ptgi.com

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