AT&T to Manage Global Network for Nypro Incorporated
Clinton, Massachusetts, October 18, 2006
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a multiyear networking contract with Nypro Incorporated, a leading custom plastics molder and one of the world's largest employee-owned companies. Under the new contract AT&T will manage Nypro's international networking needs, linking the company's North American, European, Latin American and Asian locations under a common, IP-based platform. Specific terms of the contract were not disclosed.
AT&T will design, deploy, and manage a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for Nypro that will provide globally consistent functionality and unified communications among all of Nypro's locations. The network will allow easier Internet access with increased bandwidth for end-users across Nypro's network. The solution will also leverage Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) to prioritize network traffic and facilitate greater interdivisional communication.
In addition, AT&T Network-Based Firewall will increase the security of Nypro's Internet, intranet and extranet environments. The service will allow Nypro to easily manage and control employee access to the Internet. The service will also help Nypro secure against unauthorized access onto its corporate network worldwide.
"We turned to AT&T because of our need for a global network," said Jay Leader, chief information officer of Nypro Incorporated. "I am thrilled that the solution will not only provide better network performance but also reduce overall expenditure."
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About Nypro Incorporated
Nypro Inc., one of the 25 largest employee-owned U.S. companies, is the leading global provider of precision injection molding, design and engineering services and related manufacturing solutions. Established in 1955, Nypro has more than 15,000 employees at 65 sites in 18 countries worldwide. Sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006 exceeded $1 billion.
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