Applied Computer Solutions Selects AT&T to Upgrade Its Network Services

Huntington Beach, California, January 31, 2008

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced a new three-year networking contract with Applied Computer Solutions (ACS), a California-based nationwide leader in systems integration that transforms software and hardware into customized computer systems.

Under terms of the agreement, AT&T will provide ACS with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution, which will support consistent access to network services and reliable data transport across AT&T's unified Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-enabled platform for all seven domestic ACS locations. The solution also offers enterprise-class scalability, with the flexibility to add network options as ACS' communications needs grow.

The AT&T solution will supply ACS with improved bandwidth speeds, which will satisfy networking demands and sustain a robust Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) infrastructure. The new network services will also help control ACS' overall monthly costs while maintaining a high standard of network performance, security and scalability.

"We require fully meshed network services that are scalable and cost-effective for quick and secure data transport," said Craig Harrington, manager, Information Systems, Applied Computer Solutions. "We're confident that AT&T's solution will not only meet our needs for cost-effective, reliable data transport across a unified platform but will also provide the flexibility to expand our custom solution as our networking needs grow."

Additionally, the scalable VPN solution will support the future implementation of the AT&T BusinessDirect® portal, a Web service for personalized, secure, anytime access to detailed information regarding critical network services. The future implementation will enable ACS to view, analyze and pay its bill online.

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About Applied Computer Solutions
Applied Computer Solutions (ACS) is a nationwide leader in systems integration. The company designs and installs database, network, Intranet, Internet, and computer security systems for customers in a variety of industries and operates in several locations across the nation, with multiple offices throughout California. In addition, ACS serves as a trusted advisor for its customers, building comprehensive solutions that factor in all business and technology considerations to ensure long-term success. Additional information is available at

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