MTS Allstream Enhances Internet Security with ZoneAlarm(R) ForceField(TM)

    First Canadian Internet Service Provider to Offer ForceField to Internet

    Stock Symbol: MBT

    WINNIPEG, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is
enhancing its online protection with the launch of the award-winning 
ZoneAlarm(R) ForceField(TM), which is available free to MTS Internet
    "MTS Allstream is the first Internet service provider in Canada to offer
ForceField to the market, and we are offering it free to MTS Internet
customers in Manitoba," said Stan Kurtas, Vice-President Marketing, MTS
Allstream. "ForceField is a new, industry-leading security enhancement, which
complements our ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite software to give customers a
safer Internet experience."
    MTS Allstream has been protecting customers from online threats for more
than three years with the award-winning ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
software. The addition of ForceField will enhance this service by protecting
customers against the latest threats on the Internet.
    ZoneAlarm(R) ForceField(TM) provides a protective layer around users' Web
browsers, shielding them from drive-by-downloads, browser exploits, phishing
attempts, spyware and keyloggers so that passwords, confidential information
and financial data remain protected.
    MTS Allstream is the leading provider of high speed internet service in
Manitoba, available in 177 communities and covering 85% of the province's
    For more information about ForceField, please visit

    About MTS Allstream

    MTS Allstream is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services
Inc. and is one of Canada's leading national communication solutions
providers, delivering innovative products and services through the Enterprise
Solutions and Consumer Markets divisions. The Enterprise Solutions division,
which operates under the Allstream brand nationally and under the MTS
Allstream brand in Manitoba, is a leading competitor in the national business
and wholesale markets. This division offers customers a portfolio of solutions
tailored to the needs of medium and large businesses looking for success in a
world of rapidly evolving technology - Internet protocol connectivity, unified
communications, IT consulting and security services, and voice and data
connectivity services. The Consumer Markets division leads every
telecommunications market segment in Manitoba, delivering a full suite of next
generation wireless, high-speed Internet and data, digital television and
wireline voice services under the MTS brand, as well as small business
services in select markets across Canada under the Allstream brand, and
security and alarm monitoring services through AAA Alarm Systems Ltd., an
affiliate of MTS Allstream which also operates in other western provinces. MTS
Allstream's extensive national broadband fibre optic network spans more than
24,300 kilometres, and provides international connections through strategic
alliances and interconnection agreements with other international service
providers. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on The
Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). For more information, please

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