OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Businesses today face many security threats that can adversely affect their operations -- and their bottom line. Computer hackers, viruses, spyware and even employees can pose challenges that make security as essential as telephone and Internet service.

To help reduce the number of business victims, EMBARQ has created EMBARQ(TM) Business Security Solutions, a complete, yet simple security suite to protect information and resources critical to business operations and productivity. EMBARQ(TM) Business Security Solutions combats multiple risks with a portfolio of options, including software, hardware and network-based solutions.

"Our research has shown that at least half of all businesses believe that data security is one of the most pressing issues they face," said Susan Sarna, vice president of marketing and product management for EMBARQ. "No one security measure can protect them from all threats, so we worked with security industry leaders to develop a one-stop security toolbox. Our portfolio lets businesses pick the appropriate level of security to manage risk according to their unique needs."

The EMBARQ(TM) Business Security Solutions portfolio includes desktop, network and e-mail security, as well as continuity services such as back-up, recovery and re-routing. Each of the security services included in the portfolio can be purchased individually or together using affordable monthly payments.

    The portfolio includes three categories of services:

    -- Desktop Security Services -- McAfee Total Protection Service and McAfee
       Total Protection Service-Advanced expand essential 24/7 security needs
       to an entire network. A centralized, web-based management console makes
       it easy for small businesses to customize security policies and get
       status reports on all connected computers. The Advanced option is for
       customers who own a unique e-mail domain name and a mail server with a
       static IP address. The award-winning McAfee product suite is an
       all-in-one, managed and hosted security solution that economically
       protects against viruses, spyware, spam, hackers and identity theft.

    -- Network Security Services -- Unified Protection and Compliance Service
       is a managed security service solution that offers around-the-clock
       protection of the network perimeter by providing flexible policies and
       service plans that include 24/7 monitoring and management. A
       plug-and-play SonicWALL(TM) threat management device is shipped
       pre-configured to the customer, and then remotely managed from a
       security operations center by TekSecure Labs' engineers. This service
       is made available through a relationship with TekSecure Labs(R), a
       division of Tekmark(R) Global Solutions, LLC.

    -- Continuity and Recovery Services -- Remote Backup and Restore, powered
       by EVault, a Seagate Technology company, is an automatic, easy-to-use
       disk-to-disk backup and recovery software service for protecting
       critical data on desktops and laptops. Voice Business Continuity
       Service (previously launched) provides continuity to EMBARQ business
       customers in the event of planned or unplanned outages.

For more information on EMBARQ(TM) Business Security Solutions, please visit embarq.com/business.


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of communications services. The company has approximately 18,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500. For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill. For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class High Speed Internet, wireless, satellite TV from DIRECTV(R), enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services. EMBARQ received the highest numerical score among providers of local telephone voice services in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Major Provider Business Telecommunications Voice Services Study(SM). Study based on responses from 2,048 business customers measuring four providers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in January-February 2007. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. For more information, visit embarq.com.

SOURCE Embarq Corporation 


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