Cbeyond Delivers Virtualized Workforce Capabilities For Alexander J. Wayne & Associates

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.

“Since upgrading to Cbeyond’s virtual servers, our team has enjoyed greater peace of mind knowing that all of our data is backed up and professionally managed as securely as possible,” said Wayne. “Cbeyond’s solutions have provided the speed and accessibility our employees need to remain productive both in and out of the office, and we have no doubt that we will continue to grow along with Cbeyond as seamlessly as we have during the last five years.”

Cbeyond’s relationship with Alexander J. Wayne & Associates demonstrates the value of understanding and providing the right solutions at the right time throughout the customer lifecycle, according to Chris Gatch, chief technology officer at Cbeyond.

“While the specific technology package has evolved over the years – first with basic voice and data, and more recently with expansion to secure cloud and network – Cbeyond continues to work closely with the Wayne team to find the most suitable solution for its evolving business needs,” Gatch said. “This enables our partner to remain efficient in both its internal and customer operations.”

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About Alexander J. Wayne & Associates

Alexander J. Wayne & Associates is a Chicago-based insurance broker providing nationwide professional liability and other coverage for assets not typically covered through traditional insurers. The company works with state independent agent associations and enables these agents to manage their risk through access to the specialist insurance market. Alexander J. Wayne & Associates strives to provide the responsiveness necessary to quote and bind risks that are unacceptable for standard insurance markets. For more information, visit http://www.ajwayne.com/Default.htm.

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.

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