Masergy Introduces Secure, Network-Embedded Access

Masergy Introduces Secure, Network-Embedded Access

Global video extranet service maintains seamless QoS and security across disparate private networks, protocols and devices

DALLAS (June 10, 2008) – Masergy, a global service provider specializing in simplifying business networks for enterprises, introduced its Video Extranet service for seamless, secure and interoperable business-to-business videoconferencing for enterprise customers, partners and suppliers.

The Masergy Video Extranet provides a superior-quality videoconferencing experience to enterprises seeking to communicate privately across different network providers inside a managed quality-of-service (QoS) network environment.

“Enterprises often run video conferencing equipment on closed, private networks, limiting their connectivity to others to protect their own network assets, performance and integrity,” said Scott Brothers, director, product management at Masergy. “With the Masergy Video Extranet service, these companies now can get flexible video connectivity with guaranteed QoS, reliable performance and consistent security to enterprises using high-definition, telepresence or standard video conferencing equipment.”

Benefits for enterprises implementing Masergy’s Video Extranet service include:

  • Seamless B2B communication among enterprises on separate private networks
  • High-quality video communications between corporations on different IP carriers
  • Interoperability of various application equipment in a secure network environment
  • Maximum ROI for video conferencing devices and space

Anchored by the Masergy global network, the inherent security of the Video Extranet environment eliminates the need for encryption while connecting corporations on different carriers or private networks. The Video Extranet handles all network routing directly via Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) and tunneling, extending the reach of the enterprise network and lowering additional access costs.

Offering the ability to connect different application equipment – from multipoint control units (MCUs) and gateways to streamers and VoIP switches – within a secure network environment, the Video Extranet maximizes return on investment (ROI) on video conferencing resources and minimizes integration issues.

In addition, Masergy offers an add-on service with the Video Extranet called Insight – a powerful but simple-to-use monitoring and diagnostics tool that provides a ‘real-time’ view of all network components and allows enterprises to:

  • View the current status of any network device
  • View system logs, SNMP information, network performance and packet loss
  • Conduct diagnostic testing to determine latency
  • Trace routes to determine problem locality

Supporting connectivity between Masergy customers, as well as to companies serviced by other carriers, the Masergy Video Extranet is available worldwide for connection to any and all customer or reseller locations.

Masergy will debut the Video Extranet service at the Telepresence@InfoComm08 in Las Vegas on June 19, 2008. Chris Carr, Masergy’s global director of video markets, will speak on the Manufacturers’ and Service Provider’s Forum panel on this new offering.

Pricing and performance specifications for the Masergy Video Extranet and Insight services are available by contacting Masergy online at or by calling +1 866-MASERGY.

About Masergy:
Masergy is a privately held global network service provider specializing in delivering the strongest customer experience in the telecommunications industry. Serving hundreds of customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, Masergy leverages advanced transport technologies to deliver global Ethernet services across a native MPLS network. The company pioneered customer-controlled network services and the delivery of multiple services over a single network connection. Masergy’s customers include companies from the financial/banking, healthcare, entertainment broadcasting, hospitality/hotels and manufacturing industries. Masergy received the 2008 Nemertes Research Pilot House Awards for Best Overall MPLS Service and Best Overall Customer Experience for Emerging Providers. More information is available online athttps://www.masergy.comor by calling+1 866-MASERGY.