Denver, March 6, 2001 ? Qwest Communications International Inc., the broadband Internet communications company, today announced that it will provide a managed virtual private network (VPN) to the U.S. Department of Treasury that will give users remote access to all bureau networks.
Qwest was awarded a one-year competitive blanket purchase agreement by the Internal Revenue Service, which is part of Treasury. The contract includes two additional one-year options. Germantown, MD-based V-ONE will serve as a subcontractor to Qwest on the project.
This offering will allow the 13 bureaus of Treasury to consolidate all activities and ensure interoperability through implementation of the VPN, which resides on Qwest?s network. U.S. Treasury Department bureaus now operate on separate networks on multiple platforms. In the new environment, Treasury will offer its bureaus managed firewall and secure VPN services.
This new security application offers more benefits, such as an online registration process which, coupled with local and toll-free access to email and other data, gives users the ability to access applications while on travel or working from home.
?Customers with multiple communications networks will be able to consolidate their activities using this Qwest VPN,? said James F.X. Payne, senior vice president of Qwest?s Government Systems Division. ?By using Qwest?s Internet backbone as the VPN, customers will have unparalleled access to their data 24 hours a day.?
?We are happy to work with Qwest on this important project,? said Margaret Grayson, V-ONE President and CEO. ?We see Qwest as a powerful force in the growth of high-capacity bandwidth and networking services to government and commercial customers. The opportunity to work with Qwest in delivering service to the federal government is a significant milestone for V-ONE.?
Qwest Communications International Inc. is a leader in reliable, scalable and secure broadband Internet-based data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. The Qwest Macro Capacity® Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed and efficiency, spans more than 104,000 miles globally. For more information, please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.
Providing enterprise-level network security protection since 1993, V-ONE Corporation?s flagship product is SmartGateâ VPN, a client/server Virtual Private Network technology. Fortune 1000 corporations, health care organizations and sensitive government agencies worldwide use SmartGate for their integrated authentication, encryption and access control. With its patented client deployment and management capabilities, SmartGate is a compelling solution for remote access intranets and secure extranets for electronic business between trading partners, for both conventional and wireless networks.
V-ONE is headquartered in Germantown, MD. Product and network security information, white papers and the company?s latest news releases may be accessed via V-ONE?s World Wide Web site at www.v-one.com.
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