Vanguard Networks Teams with Global Linking Solutions Providing Managed Services for Converged Voice/Data WAN



    MANSFIELD, Mass., Nov. 14 /CNW/ -- Vanguard Networks today announced a
partnering relationship with Global Linking Solutions (GLS) of Charlotte, NC,
to provide managed network services for the Vanguard converged voice and data
wide area network solutions.
    "With the drive to converge voice and data applications on a single
network combined with our recent launch of support of best-in-class SIP-based
voice telephony services, GLS provides a portfolio of services to manage our
clients' voice and data applications on their WAN" stated Rudi Willems,
President, Vanguard Networks.
    Vanguard Networks provides WAN solutions for companies with
geographically dispersed locations such as retailers, convenience stores,
restaurants, banks, ATM networks, financial services and utilities. The
company's router platforms and ApplicationsWare(TM) software suite support
IP-based and Multi-Protocol applications utilizing SNA, BSC, AS400 and Serial
protocols across a single WAN, driving only the application data across the
network by terminating protocols at remote sites. Additionally, SIP-based IP
telephony services can be layered onto the WAN to maximize the cost savings of
a converged voice and data network. The Vanguard solution enables clients to
capitalize on the network carriers advanced transport technologies such as
MPLS, broadband, and wireless.
    "With Vanguard Networks, we expect to deliver best-in-class total cost of
ownership through a suite of managed solutions that protect customer
infrastructure investments while enabling the integration of IP technologies
for new applications" stated Chris Murphy, COO, Global Linking Solutions.

    About Vanguard Networks

    Vanguard Networks offers a portfolio of advanced multi-service protocol
gateway solutions, IP routing products and system support maintenance services
for use in enterprise and government networks. Vanguard Networks portfolio of
multi-service access gateways and IP routers feature leading edge support for
telephony over data networks, delivering integrated telephony gateway function
supporting analog/digital phones and PBX' s and leading edge voice
packetization compliant with G.729, G.723, G.711 and supporting H.323 and SIP
signaling. www.vanguardnetworks.com

    About Global Linking Solutions

    GLS, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, owns and operates its own
network operations center on a 24x7 basis and provides a full suite of managed
network and deployment offerings including managed IPT, VPN, MPLS, and
Cellular Data. GLS offers a large suite of managed security and hosting offers
including VPN, Internet and SIP Gateway services, disaster recovery hot sites,
and network application services such as email. www.gls.com




For further information:

For further information: Urs Bachmann of Vanguard Networks,
+1-508-261-4124, ursbachmann@vanguardnetworks.com; or Paul Melton of Global
Linking Solutions, +1-727-379-0091, pmelton@gls.com; Web Site:
http://www.vanguardnetworks.com, http://www.gls.com

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