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EarthLink Expands WAN Portfolio

EarthLink Holdings Corp. announced earlier this week the launch of its managed IPsec VPN service, which was developed to support secure data exchange and connect multiple locations on a high-bandwidth PCI-compliant network. EarthLink logo

IPsec VPN, short for Internet protocol security for virtual private networks, is the newest addition to Earthlink’s wide-area networking portfolio and best suited for retail, healthcare, financial or professional business operating at multiple locations.

"The addition of IPsec VPN to EarthLink's WAN portfolio positions us to design and implement right-size networks that are the best fit for each business," said Rick C. Froehlich, EarthLink Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. "Our network diagnostic expertise will also help the customer determine whether a pure IPsec VPN, pure MPLS or a combination of the two is ideal for their custom-tailored network."  

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EarthLink Announces New Management

EarthLink Holding Corp. announced today it has appointed Gerard Brossard as executive vice preEarthLinksident and managing director of managed services and information technology, replacing current executive VP Michael Toplisek. Brossard’s previous employment includes Visa Inc. and HP.

Executive vice president and CFO Bradley Ferguson will move to executive vice president and managing director, small business and consumer, and Louis Alterman, executive vice president of strategy, operations and transformation will fill Ferguson’s role.

"Mike Toplisek has been a great asset to EarthLink. We are very grateful to him for his dedicated service to EarthLink and we will miss his talent and enthusiasm,” CEO Joseph Eazor said, "Gerard Brossard is a fantastic addition to our management team and Louis and Brad are ideally experienced for their new positions.  I look forward to working with them in their new roles as we continue with our strategy to be a leading managed network, security, and cloud service provider. And while I will have much more information to share on our earnings call in early May, I am pleased with how our first quarter results are demonstrating our continuing progress in executing this strategy." 


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