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TMCNet:  Windstream Enterprise SD-WAN, Managed Network Security Portfolios Achieve Full PCI DSS Compliance

[September 24, 2019]

Windstream Enterprise SD-WAN, Managed Network Security Portfolios Achieve Full PCI DSS Compliance

Windstream Enterprise (WE), a leading supplier of advanced network communications, announced today its entire portfolio of SD-WAN and Managed Network Security (MNS) services is now PCI (News - Alert) DSS compliant.

"Network security continues to be the most important challenge and concern for enterprises of all sizes," said Mike Frane, vice president of product management for Windstream Enterprise (News - Alert). "PCI DSS compliance strengthens SD-WAN and MNS and is an important differentiator as very few competing SD-WAN and MNS services in the marketplace are certified as PCI DSS compliant."

Validating PCI compliance is an annual requirement for all organizations that process credit card payments. Customers can leverage the Windstream Enterprise SD-WAN and Managed Network Security Attestation of Compliance (AOC) as part of their audit, reducing their burden both in terms of people time and external costs as they work towards achieving or maintaining their own compliance.

Windstream Enterprise recently expanded its SD-WAN portfolio to also include Fortinet's (News - Alert) industry leading Secure SD-WAN solution. With this announcement, the entire Windstream portfolio of MNS and Fortinet-provided services is covered under the AOC, including new compliance designation for the following based on Fortinet technology: SD-WAN with Fortinet and MNS. PCI DSS compliance reporting tools from Fortinet were used in the validation process.




ABOUT WINDSTREAM

Windstream Holdings, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company also offers broadband, entertainment and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Services are delivered over multiple network platforms including a nationwide IP network, our proprietary cloud core architecture and on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) at @Windstream.


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