ARLINGTON, VA – April 7, 2009 – Just weeks after the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS) to Qwest Government Services for its Networx Universal contract, it has added the service that protects connections to the public Internet to the company’s Networx Enterprise contract

“We are pleased the GSA has awarded MTIPS to Qwest on both our Networx Enterprise and Universal contracts,” said Diana Gowen, senior vice president and general manager of Qwest Government Services in Arlington, Va., which is a division of Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q). “Now agencies have a choice of providers and contracts for this important service that protects their connections to the public Internet.”
 
MTIPS facilitates the reduction of Internet connections in government networks and provides standard security services to all government users. It was developed by GSA under the Networx program to help agencies fully comply with the Office of Management and Budget’s Trusted Internet Connections initiative (M-08-05).
 
Qwest offers MTIPS on both Networx contracts as a network-based service that ensures consistent, up-to-date Internet security without requiring an agency to maintain its own hardware and software.
 
Using Qwest’s Multiprotocol Label Switching transport infrastructure, also known as Network-Based Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network, traffic moves in a private security domain to secure, redundant gateways hosted at Qwest CyberCenters. As the Internet traffic passes through these gateways, a suite of security services is applied, including firewall policy enforcement, intrusion detection prevention services, anti-virus and anti-spam management, and e-mail scanning.
 
Networx is the largest set of government contracts for providing comprehensive communications and networking services and technical solutions to all federal agencies. Together, the Universal and Enterprise contracts have an estimated value of $68 billion over the program’s 10-year term.

 

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Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class customer service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest offers a new generation of fiber-optic high-speed Internet service, as well as digital home phoneVerizon Wireless, and DIRECTV services.  Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm.

 

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About Qwest Government Services

Qwest Government Services offers a comprehensive suite of products and services for all agencies of the federal government. The Qwest network covers the entire continental United States and has one of the largest fiber footprints in the U.S., capable of supporting 40Gbps data transmission rates.Qwest participates in Networx, the largest government communications services contract in the world, and is #51 on the “Top 100 Government IT Contractors” by Washington Technology. For more information about Qwest’s proven performance in the federal marketplace, go to Qwest.com/business.

 

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The marks that comprise the Qwest logo are registered trademarks of Qwest Communications International Inc. in the U.S. and certain other countries.
 

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Media Contact
Tom McMahon
202-429-3106
tom.mcmahon@qwest.com