AT&T to Provide Managed Data Network and Security Services to Amtrak
National railroad to help protect data network with AT&T Managed Security Services
Washington, District of Columbia, June 26, 2009
AT&T* today announced a new five-year outsourcing agreement with Amtrak, the nation’s passenger rail service. Under the contract, AT&T will provide a package of telecommunications networking services, including managed security services to help protect Amtrak’s telecommunications network infrastructure.
AT&T will implement and manage Amtrak’s Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and Enhanced Virtual Private Network (EVPN) to help connect more than 400 locations and converge multiple networks to a single, global network platform. AT&T will also manage 25,000 ports across Amtrak’s Local Area Network (LAN) and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). These technology solutions will help Amtrak to simplify the management of its telecommunications and support its efforts to deliver value to its customers faster.
Amtrak will be utilizing a broad set of security services from AT&T to help protect its mission critical website, and the personal information of every passenger. AT&T will implement Network and Premises-Based Firewalls, which will provide secure inbound and outbound Internet access directly into the telecommunications network. Through AT&T Intrusion Detection Services (IDS) and Intrusion Protection Services (IPS), AT&T will monitor Amtrak’s networking infrastructure for potential misuse from internal and external sources. AT&T IDS & IPS work together to help detect, contain, and neutralize endpoints on the network that are spreading threats or violating security policies. AT&T Private Intranet Protect will also allow Amtrak to analyze network traffic and potential threats – like worms, scanning and phishing sites – from inside or outside its VPN.
Under the terms of the contract, Amtrak will also use AT&T voice services, including Long Distance, Audio and Web Conferencing.
*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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Amtrak has posted six consecutive years of growth in ridership and revenue, carrying more than 28.7 million passengers in the last fiscal year. Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail service to more than 500 destinations in 46 states on a 21,000-mile route system. For schedules, fares and information, passengers may call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com.