AT&T Wins Networking Contract from Snap-On
Chicago, Illinois, December 5, 2005
AT&T Inc. announced today it has won a three-year global networking services contract from Snap-on Inc. to support its growing global business. Snap-on is a leader in professional tools, diagnostics and equipment. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
AT&T will provide an Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) enabling Snap-on to integrate its European network of 19 locations across France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The AT&T solution also paves the way for Snap-on to evolve to a converged voice and data-networking platform for future IP applications.
"AT&T offered us a high-quality solution that complies with our business continuity and connectivity needs," said Jeanne Moreno, Snap-on Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "AT&T's networking expertise and reliability, allows us to focus on our core business of serving our customers more effectively and efficiently."
Through the secure VPN, Snap-on gains the attributes of a private data network within a shared network infrastructure. With this network, AT&T offers enterprise-class scalability and reach, along with many of the performance and security characteristics traditionally found only in dedicated private environments.
About Snap-on Incorporated
Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of tool, diagnostic and equipment solutions for professional tool users. Product lines include hand and power tools, diagnostics and shop equipment, tool storage products, diagnostics software and other solutions for transportation-service, industrial, government, education and agricultural customers, and other commercial applications, including construction and electrical. Products are sold through its franchise dealer van, company direct sales and distributor channels, and the Internet. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.4 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
About the New AT&T
AT&T Inc. is one of the world's largest telecommunications holding companies and is the largest in the United States. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T companies are recognized as the leading worldwide providers of IP-based communications services to business and as leading U.S. providers of high-speed DSL Internet, local and long-distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. holds a 60 percent ownership interest in Cingular Wireless, which is the No. 1 U.S. wireless services provider with more than 52 million wireless customers. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and AT&T products and services is available at www.TheNewATT.com.