Structural Group Deploys MegaPath Broadband and Security Services
MegaPath Delivers Complete WAN Management for All North American and International Locations
COSTA MESA, CA, March 30, 2009 – MegaPath Inc., the leading provider of managed IP data, voice, and security services in North America, today announced that Structural Group has deployed MegaPath’s fully-managed broadband, MPLS VPN and security services for all of its 24 locations in the United States and the United Kingdom. Structural is a $420 million Baltimore-based specialty-contracting firm that delivers services, systems and technologies that build, repair, protect, strengthen and reinforce concrete, steel, masonry, timber and soils.
MegaPath is unifying Structural’s entire WAN infrastructure, connecting all sites onto its private MPLS Internet core. This enables Structural to better support its remote locations and improve access to applications hosted at headquarters. MegaPath is providing Structural Group’s headquarters with cost-effective, high performance Bonded T1 services and delivering leading DSL and Cable access to the company’s offices throughout North America. MegaPath is also managing Structural’s entire WAN infrastructure, providing security and private network MPLS VPN services throughout the U.S. and U.K.
“MegaPath’s flexibility, pricing and expertise set it apart from many of the other providers out there,” said Jason Kasch, Director of IT at Structural Group. “Other carriers could have connected our remote locations, but it would have cost at least three times what MegaPath charges, and then we would have been faced with our old problems of integrating all of our sites from different carrier networks. With MegaPath, all of this work is done for us.”
Because all of Structural’s critical applications, including human resources and financial systems, are hosted at its Baltimore headquarters, it needs to ensure that remote locations can access its systems with the same performance as the on-site staff. MegaPath’s completely managed solution transparently connects Structural’s locations over a private network, delivering a high-performance, reliable network that ensures that all sites receive the same consistent service, regardless of location or network configuration. MegaPath also removes the complex network engineering responsibilities from Structural’s staff, so that the network operates to its full potential, while also ensuring that its assets and data are safe.
“MegaPath’s service and support far surpasses our experiences with other providers,” said Bryan Rogers, Network Manager at Structural Group. “Even after MegaPath sold us the service our sales person remained involved and committed to our success. MegaPath took the time to understand our goals, so that the deployment was fast and easy. Based on my experience, this is extremely rare and really sets MegaPath apart.”
“Any vendor can build and deliver strong technology, but MegaPath makes the success of our clients our top priority,” said Dan Foster, Senior Vice President of Sales at MegaPath. “We are not only providing Structural with the best performance and security for their data communications, but we are also helping them reduce their total cost of ownership by removing the management burden and ensuring that their sites are always connected and secure.”
About Structural Group
As one of the nation's leading specialty contractors, Structural Group is comprised of three dynamic and diversified companies. Structural Preservation Systems is the largest specialty contractor focusing on structural repair and strengthening. VSL is the technical leader in post-tensioning and specialty reinforcement. And, Pullman Power leads the industry in chimney, silo, and stack construction, maintenance, and repair. From 20 operating centers around the United States, Structural Group businesses perform a wide range of projects involving industrial facilities, commercial properties, public infrastructure and municipal buildings.
About MegaPath Inc.
MegaPath is the leading provider of managed IP communications services in North America. MegaPath leverages its wide selection of broadband connectivity, Virtual Private Networks, Voice over IP (VoIP) and security technologies to enable businesses to lower costs, increase security and enhance productivity. Businesses of all sizes can easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, branch offices, retail locations, mobile workers, and business partners. To learn more about why over 22,000 companies have chosen MegaPath’s managed IP data, voice and security services to improve their business communications, visit www.megapath.com or call 1-877-MegaPath (634-2728).
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