Verizon extends managed router service to SMBs

With its latest Managed Router Solution, Verizon Business SMB Solutions is responding to the idea that small to medium-sized business may not be the same size as a large enterprise, but their need for faster speeds and support is no less important. Although SMBs are seeing continual growth, they can't justify the expense of an enterprise-based data solution, nor do they have the requisite IT resources to manage their communications services.  

Offering speeds from as low as 1.5 Mbps T1 to 50 Mbps Ethernet, the Managed Router Solutions comes with Cisco customer routing equipment. Subscribers also get 24x7 proactive router monitoring, management and maintenance services. In addition to furnishing an SMB with Cisco premise equipment, such as the Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers, Cisco 500 Series, and Cisco 800 Series Routers, Verizon SMB Solutions also will handle device configuration and onsite installation; Cisco maintenance and software support; built-in managed firewall; intrusion prevention and next-day repair.

"Fast and dependable, always-on Internet access is becoming as crucial for SMBs as it is for large enterprises, but many don't have the expertise or staff to ensure reliable connectivity," Carrie Gray, executive director for SMB marketing for Verizon Business, said in a release. "With our new managed router solution, small and mid-size customers can concentrate on running their businesses without having to worry about the technical details."

For more:
- see the release here

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