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FirstLight enhances product portfolio with ‘Managed Edge’ solutions

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FirstLight, a provider of fibre-optic data, internet, data centre, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, has announced the latest addition to its comprehensive portfolio of fibre-based services: Managed Edge.

Managed Edge enhances the company’s fibre-based communications services by offering customers a single solution for connectivity coupled with fully managed devices for a complete end-to-end solution.

“With the adoption of cloud-based applications continuing to increase, FirstLight recognises the need for network optimisation and protection. IT professionals invest time, money and effort trying to keep pace with their organisation’s growing need for network resources, leaving little room for business innovation in their budgets or workload,” said Kurt Van Wagenen, president and chief executive officer for FirstLight.

“Enhancing our high quality, fibre-based communications service with the addition of Managed Security and Managed Routing solutions was a natural extension for FirstLight. With this complete solution, customers can work with one provider, one network and one team for their complete communications needs.”

FirstLight’s Managed Edge Routing and Managed Edge Security solutions provide performance-oriented edge network solutions managed via a user friendly, single pane of glass to provide deep insight into hardware, software and application performance, inventory management, redundancy and resiliency.

With FirstLight’s Managed Edge Security solution, customers benefit from next-generation firewall services and unified threat mitigation to protect their network, while FirstLight’s Managed Edge Routing solution allows customers to efficiently control internet usage and manage Wide Area Network (WAN) resources across multiple locations.