Unified communications specialist Unified360 aims its managed service suite--including Web security and a hosted exchange service--at cost-conscious businesses.
Unified communications solutions provider Unified360 has announced the
availability of a suite of managed services aimed at small to midsize
businesses that includes e-mail security and a hosted exchange service.
The offering also includes Web security, message continuity, remote
monitoring and global NOC services,
applications that Paul Tran, CTO and founder
of Unified360, said the company's customers have been asking for.
"As we roll these services out, we are going to refine our offerings to
bundle these with our value-added services already being delivered," he said.
"In the current market and with new technologies making it feasible to manage
networks remotely, companies are electing to outsource this aspect of their
The company focuses on helping midmarket companies realize a return on their
technology investments and assist in driving down communication cost while
delivering revenue enhancement. Unified360's communications solutions, deployed
through partnerships with Cbeyond, Bandwidth.com, XO Communications and Paetec,
include local, long distance, Internet and mobile services for businesses. The
company lists managed firewalls with secure backup and file sharing, e-mail, Web
hosting, virus and spam filtering, and mobile services including BlackBerrys,
PDAs, and other voice and data devices as part of its service offerings.
"This is a new and strategic direction for the company that enhances our
core competency and will give us another advantage in the marketplace," said
company CEO Jim Barker. "We will be able to
bring a greater cost savings to the customer, allowing them to use these
savings to continue their growth in a tight economy. We have already seen
strong growth in this area of our business and expect it to play a major role
Barker added that these new services are coming on the heels of record
growth in the company's solutions segment and communications services through
their unique offerings. "Unified360 is strongly positioned to capitalize on the
current market conditions, and plans on continued growth and new offerings to
be announced in the near future," he said.
Earlier in the month, the company expanded its business with the opening of
the company's second branch operation in San Antonio,
the beginning of a continued expansion in other regional markets, according to a
release made at the time. Barker made note of the company's ability to grow in
a tough economic climate. "Our model of helping businesses better control
and in most cases reduce their technology and communication expenses has proven
rewarding," he said. "Since we were well ahead of our 2009 projections for North
Texas, we decided to move forward with our growth into San
Antonio as we already have clients in this market."
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.