announced today that it inked a new network contract with Billerica, Mass.-based Viisage
, a biometrics technology provider. Viisage tapped the telecom giant to deploy a virtual private network (VPN). Viisage provides services that produce driver's licenses for Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Specifically, the new three-year contract calls for AT&T (News
) to deploy the network via VPN tunneling services (AVTS). Through AVTS, Viisage systems will be able to access the Viisage central network from designated locations, enabling state DMVs to have easy access via a VPN to crucial applications for validating, processing, creating and delivering driver's licenses.
"With AT&T's solution, Viisage is able to provide a robust service with enhanced security over a reliable network that supports our customers' issuance of DMV credentials," said Viisage's senior vice president of global services Iftikhar Ahmad in a statement.
Today's news follows AT&T's announcement about it scoring a new voice and data contract from Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
(ENH) of Chicago, an academic health organization comprised of three hospitals and 65 medical offices and facilities. The five-year contract calls for AT&T to deliver a Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) ring, which is an optical-fiber network backbone; as well as its GigaMAN service, which is a dedicated fiber-optic Ethernet service. With these services combined, ENH will be able to open a new data center. The system will also protect the health organization against possible service outages.
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