AT&T to Manage IP Traffic for Salvation Army's Eastern Territory
Deployment Provides Flexibility and Scalability to Support Future Growth
Alexandria, Virginia, November 1, 2006
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced today that The Salvation Army has signed a contract with AT&T to provide a cost-effective networking solution to support the global nonprofit organization's USA Eastern territory. The solution will include Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology to manage Internet Protocol (IP) traffic at seven locations in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Specific details of the contract were not disclosed.
The Salvation Army will use AT&T's MPLS-based Private Network Transport (PNT) service to ensure the rapid and secure delivery of public and private IP traffic for both its corporate office in West Nyack, N.Y., and its business continuity site in Syracuse, N.Y. AT&:T's MPLS services are fully managed by AT&:T and ensure network uptime and business continuity while offering The Salvation Army a flexible architecture for any future network expansions.
AT&T's network design will support The Salvation Army's future growth by providing the flexibility and scalability to seamlessly accommodate increases in application traffic and network capacity as The Salvation Army adds additional sites. The cost-effectiveness offered by this solution was critical to The Salvation Army's decision.
"The Salvation Army is committed to doing the most good with the resources provided by our donors," said Paul Kelly, director of Information Technology for The Salvation Army, "and this commitment was the driving force behind the decision to contract with AT&:T.
AT&T offered a highly cost-effective solution that met our security and scalability requirements, not only for today but for future network expansions. Our historical relationship with AT&:T gives us great confidence that this new venture will be successful."
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, both a church and a social service organization, has been supporting those in need without discrimination since 1865. Over 34 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmy-usaeast.org, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
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