AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced a new contract with Smart Financial Credit Union (SFCU) to deliver managed virtual private network (VPN) services, connecting eight locations under a unified network platform.
SFCU is a state-chartered credit union with eight locations in the Greater Houston area.
Under the terms of the three-year contract, AT&T will deliver numerous services, including a fully managed network infrastructure, network conferencing and managed Internet service.
The network will provide reliable transport with enhanced security for SFCU's critical data, such as financial records across a unified platform. The high-speed IP backbone infrastructure offers dedicated Internet access for highly available connectivity. Also, SFCU will be able to use any-to-any connectivity between remote and local employees and customers.
This solution, and its alignment with AT&T's customer-focused convergence strategy, not only provides increased network security and reliability but also allows SFCU to integrate future communications services and technologies.
"Unifying all of our locations under a single converged network will provide increased security for our member's financial records and remote access for employees and customers," said Mike Piwetz, CIO of Smart Financial Credit Union. "Additionally, the network platform provides redundancy to ensure against service outages and the flexibility to prepare for future growth, resulting in overall improved customer service."