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Enterprises Keep Pace in Digital Transformation with Level 3 SD-WAN

Jun 20, 2017

BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for agile, efficient and high-performing network solutions continues to rise with the explosion of connected devices and applications in the cloud. While software-defined networking (SDN) has been a revolutionary tool for businesses to program, change and control network resources, the application of SDN to the network edge in the form of SD-WAN offers even greater promise for dynamically adjusting bandwidth in real-time. Enterprises struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of change brought on by digital transformation can do so with SD-WAN, now available from Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT).

Level 3 SD-WAN provides customers with the ability to create secure private networks over a mix of public and private infrastructure, with site-to-site encryption – regardless of access or backbone method. SD-WAN from Level 3 also grants centralized management and control to enterprises to steer traffic on an application-by-application basis or by access type, and it allows for the connection of disparate sites across a variety of backbone connections.

Level 3 SD-WAN can provide customers with the flexibility to leverage varied network resources by supporting multiple access types, including: DSL, cable, LTE, Internet and MPLS.

Discover how Level 3 SD-WAN can help increase network agility to keep up with the speed of business: http://www.level3.com/en/adaptive-networking/hybrid-connectivity/

Key Facts:

  • With Level 3 SD-WAN, customers can respond to shifting business demands with rapid site deployment through zero-touch configuration.
  • Businesses can optimize application performance and bandwidth utilization with performance-based routing and traffic steering by application.
  • The centralized policy management provided by SD-WAN offers increased governance and control of enterprises' network operations.
  • Level 3 SD-WAN provides direct internet connectivity for access to public clouds and SaaS applications to improve local user experience.
  • Customers can simplify network operations and reduce administrative overhead with a single point of contact for broadband aggregation and billing.
  • Dashboard views via Level 3's 24x7 self-service portal provide enterprises greater visibility and control with application monitoring and analytics.

Key Quotes:
Roopa Honnachari, Analyst with Frost & Sullivan
"The addition of Level 3 SD-WAN solution comes at an important time in the market, as SD-WAN emerges from the early adopter stage and traction builds around it with enterprises seeking to deploy dynamic WAN solutions for network agility and efficiency."

Anthony Christie, CMO for Level 3
"Enterprises need secure, agile connectivity to deliver on the promise of digital transformation for their customers, employees and other stakeholders. Level 3 SD-WAN is the ideal solution for those businesses seeking to drive network performance, simplify network operations and promote business growth through greater visibility and control."

Additional Resources:

For more information on Level 3's advanced network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Vyvx, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statement
Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information

Media:

Investors:

Stephanie Walkenshaw

Mark Stoutenberg

+1 720-888-3084

+ 1 720-888-2518

stephanie.walkenshaw@level3.com

mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

 

Level 3 Communications. (PRNewsFoto/Level 3 Communications)

 

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SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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