AT&T (NYSE: T) announced today that CIB Marine Bancshares, a multi-bank holding company, has awarded AT&T a two-year contract to provide a cost-effective data-networking solution.
The solution allows for seamless integration of new locations as CIB Marine Bancshares expands its use of the Web in its business.
Under the agreement, AT&T will provide an IP VPN solution to integrate CIB Marine Bancshares's 30 full-service banking facilities in six geographic markets including Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Indiana.
AT&T's VPN solution provides a flexible MPLS architecture that enables CIB Marine Bancshares to deploy Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, prioritize network traffic and ensure network uptime and business continuity. The solution's security and disaster-recovery features further ensure the high availability of the network.
"In order to provide the best service to our customers across 30 locations in the United States, we needed a robust solution that would ensure seamless interoffice communication," said Mike Rechkemmer, chief operations officer, CIB Marine Bancshares. "AT&T offered a highly cost-effective, scalable solution that met all of our requirements, not only for today but for our future network service needs. We're confident that this new venture will be successful."