Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading provider of network and cloud services to small and medium sized businesses, today announced that Alexander J. Wayne & Associates recently enlisted the company to supplement its existing voice and data package with secure cloud and end-to-end private network services. The implementation will provide the insurance broker with the virtual workforce capabilities and enhanced data protection it needs to improve overall efficiency. Alexander J. Wayne & Associates provides professional liability and asset coverage not typically offered by most insurers. The Chicago-based company first partnered with Cbeyond in 2007 for a combination of voice, data, website and Microsoft Hosted Exchange services. As the company grew, it needed more bandwidth for various applications, including remote desktop capabilities to enable its employees to log additional hours from home. An IT upgrade also created an opportunity for Alexander J. Wayne & Associates to better secure its data by moving its server offsite and implementing greater disaster recovery and prevention solutions. “Our team reached the point in our operations where moving to the cloud made the most sense to provide additional data security and improve our overall productivity,” said Al Wayne, founder and president of Alexander J. Wayne & Associates. “When we first started working with Cbeyond five years ago, it was the only provider who offered the combination of communications solutions we needed in one package. Now, in addition to the exceptional service and responsiveness we have enjoyed over the years, Cbeyond is again the only provider who offered the unique mix of enterprise-grade bandwidth and network security to support our needs.” After expanding his company’s bandwidth by adding 18 additional Mbps of Metro Ethernet connectivity, along with a physical server containing additional storage, a VPN firewall and seven-day onsite recovery service, Wayne worked with Cbeyond to transition his company’s data from a physical backroom server to the cloud. As a result, all of Alexander J. Wayne & Associates’ information is protected by Cbeyond’s state-of-the-art data center and private network, which is SOC 2 compliant and authorized to display the SOC 3 SysTrust for Service Organization Seal following examination by independent accountants.