Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading provider of network and cloud services to small and medium sized businesses, today announced that it has been selected by Pro Access Systems, a leading provider of perimeter security solutions including access control, gates, operators and hardware, to provide a customized voice, enterprise-class data and secure cloud services package that will enhance the company’s efficiency and communication across its partner and business networks. As Pro Access expanded its operations to eight U.S. offices, the company faced an overwhelming challenge in attempting to maintain and synchronize communications. Each of its offices utilized disparate phone lines and servers, making it difficult to quickly and securely contact its contractors, installers, architects and engineers. Additionally, Pro Access struggled to receive timely support and issue resolution from its previous provider. “The significant growth Pro Access has experienced in recent years opened our eyes to the inefficiencies in our IT infrastructure, and we realized the need for a single source provider who would be compatible with our business needs and enable us to better serve our customers and employees,” said Don Parrin, president of Pro Access Systems. “We felt that our previous provider had become too big for us, and we wanted to work with a partner who could not only offer first-class IT and communications solutions, but with whom we could establish a more personal relationship.” To remedy the complexities of Pro Access’ previous infrastructure, Cbeyond constructed and implemented a custom package centered on its Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network to unify Pro Access’ eight offices under one virtual umbrella. Leveraging Cbeyond’s secure network and cloud operations has enabled Pro Access to host its accounting applications and terminal server offsite, resulting in smoother data flow and IT operations. Pro Access also receives round-the-clock support from Cbeyond’s expert service team, ensuring the company is maximizing its IT investment.
“Working with Cbeyond to virtualize and more efficiently and securely manage our servers provides us with greater peace of mind,” added Parrin. “Should something go wrong, we are confident that Cbeyond can restore our communications immediately, which our previous provider could not guarantee. Pro Access is now almost completely powered by Cbeyond, and we have no doubt that we made the right decision to partner with such a world-class organization.”“Cbeyond’s relationship with Pro Access Systems highlights how emerging businesses can take their IT and communications to the next level through virtual server unification, and the importance for technology partners to listen to their customers and assure them that their needs are being met,” said Chris Gatch, chief technology officer for Cbeyond. “Our enterprise-class cloud and network solutions will enable Pro Access Systems to continue its steady growth nationwide, enhanced by the expertise and strategic vision of Cbeyond’s support team.” For more information about Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net. Click here to view a social media version of this release. About Pro Access Systems Pro Access Systems is a leading single-source provider of integrated access control solutions and expert technical support for industrial, commercial and residential applications. Since 1990, Pro Access has partnered with contractors, installers, architects and engineers to deliver high-quality design, products and services for complete access control. For more information, visit www.proaccesssystems.com. About Cbeyond Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to more than 62,000 small and medium sized businesses in the U.S. Combining industry-leading virtual and dedicated servers hosted in a fully compliant data center, cloud PBX, secure MPLS enterprise-class networks, robust security services, migration planning and best-in-class real-time management, Cbeyond provides a technology portfolio not generally available to the SMBs they serve. Winning the 2010 Windows Server Hyper-V Cloud Provider of the Year and Hosting Partner of the Year in 2009 and 2010, Cbeyond is an industry leader in delivering virtual and dedicated servers on Windows Server Hyper-V technology. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc. CBEY-F CBEY-G