AT&T Announces New Contract with Viewpoint Bank
Texas-Based Financial Institution Consolidates Voice and Data Network with AT&T
Plano, Texas, May 14, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced a new networking services contract with Viewpoint Bank, a financial institution with headquarters in Plano, Texas and 33 locations throughout the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. Under the terms of the three-year contract, an AT&T operating company will serve as the primary provider, delivering MPLS Virtual Private Network (VPN) to the bank's offices and headquarters.
AT&T VPN will allow Viewpoint Bank to streamline management of valuable network resources with reliability, scalability and security. Viewpoint Bank will experience any-to-any connectivity with traffic prioritization for a customized network solution with the flexibility to expand when levels of higher bandwidth are required.
"We need a converged voice and data network that can quickly and securely support the transmission of essential customer information," said Jim Parks, executive vice president and chief information officer, Viewpoint Bank. "We're confident that the solution provided by AT&T will equip us with a flexible and reliable network to help us increase employee efficiency and improve service to our customers."
With the converged network infrastructure, Viewpoint Bank will be able to combine voice and data traffic onto one simplified network which will support the secure transfer of private customer data among more than 85 of Viewpoint Bank's ATM locations and its remote data center.
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About Viewpoint Bank
Headquartered in Plano, ViewPoint Bank is the largest financial institution based in Collin County. With more than 220,000 members and $1.5 billion in assets, ViewPoint Bank is federally insured through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). The institution was founded in 1952 as Collins Radio Credit Union, and was later named Community Credit Union. In 2005, credit union members voted to change their charter and become ViewPoint Bank. For more information on Viewpoint Bank visit www.viewpointbank.com.
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