AT&T Wins Networking Contract from TransUnion
Chicago, Illinois, May 9, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced today that TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information management, has selected AT&T to provide a networking solution integrating more than 150 locations in the United States and Canada.
Under the terms of the three-year, $11.4 million agreement, AT&T will deploy Virtual Private Network (VPN) services integrating TransUnion locations with a full range of voice, data, Internet and business-continuity services.
The network services, based on Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology, are expected to accelerate day-to-day business transactions in an information-intensive business. TransUnion is a worldwide credit-reporting company serving both consumers and businesses by gathering, analyzing and delivering vast amounts of credit reporting data.
The AT&T solution provides the company with standardized networking services with increased bandwidth and secure, high-speed access to proprietary applications, company databases, e-mail and other operational functions.
The increased bandwidth and speed of the new services enables TransUnion to economically and efficiently support the secure exchange of financial data and a host of other mission-critical applications.
The MPLS solution will serve as a foundation for TransUnion's evolution to a converged multi-service networking platform, enabling deployment of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and other converged services in the future. The solution also supports the company's business-continuity plan by providing automatic backup and rerouting to another facility in the event of a network disruption or disaster.
"In our information-intensive business, network reliability, speed and security are vital," said Doug Lienberger, vice president-Information Technology, TransUnion. "AT&T has a proven track record for customer service, advanced networking technology, reliability and security that fit our needs like a glove."
TransUnion can monitor the performance of its network services and applications through the secure AT&T customer portal, AT&T BusinessDirect, which provides operational efficiencies including around-the-clock online access to real-time reports on network performance and direct connection to trouble-management systems.
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TransUnion is a global leader in credit and information management. The company creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion helps improve efficiency, manage risk, reduce costs and increase revenue by delivering comprehensive data and advanced analytics and decisioning. For consumers, TransUnion provides the tools, resources and education to help manage their credit health and achieve their financial goals. Through these and other efforts, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies worldwide. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Chicago, TransUnion employs more than 4,000 employees in more than 30 countries on six continents. www.transunion.com/business.
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