AT&T Receives Frost & Sullivan's 2009 North American Managed Security Service Providers Customer Value Leadership Award

AT&T Recognized for Delivering Best-in-Class Managed Security Services to Growing Customer Base

Dallas, Texas, March 10, 2009

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Global growth consulting company Frost & Sullivan has presented AT&T* with the 2009 North American Managed Security Service Providers Customer Value Leadership Award. AT&T has been recognized for its global reach and comprehensive managed security services portfolio as well as for its ability to offer strong network-based and premise-based solutions.

"After evaluating all players in the managed security service providers market, we determined that AT&T has demonstrated the ability to provide superior value to customers with more innovative and cost-effective security solutions than competing vendors," said Martha Vazquez, Frost & Sullivan, Research Analyst. "AT&T has continued to enhance its portfolio of managed security services to fit the needs of all types of customers, giving them greater control of their network infrastructure."

Bill Archer, chief marketing officer, AT&T Business Solutions, said: "AT&T is committed to helping our customers make their networks as secure as possible even as security concerns grow more and more complex. We are pleased with Frost & Sullivan's recognition of AT&T's unique ability to continually improve our managed security services, aimed at providing enterprise customers with the technology that meets their needs."

Frost & Sullivan's North American Managed Security Service Providers Customer Value Leadership Award is presented to the company that best demonstrates the ability to serve its customer base with more value-added products and services than competing vendors. This award recognizes AT&T's responsiveness to customer needs, enhanced quality and reliability of products, commitment to technological innovation, and the ability to deliver greater profitability and reduced life-cycle costs to customers through value-added service.

In order to select the award recipient, Frost & Sullivan analysts evaluated each market participant according to predetermined criteria. In addition, the analyst team conducted interviews with all market participants and extensive secondary research on market and technological trends.

AT&T delivers a suite of security and business continuity services to help assess vulnerabilities, protect infrastructure, detect attacks, respond to suspicious activities and events and design enterprise networking environments for nonstop operations. More information on AT&T security offerings can be found at www.att.com/security.

* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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