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Global Crossing Takes Aggressive Steps to Bolster Network Security
[March 04, 2005]

Global Crossing Takes Aggressive Steps to Bolster Network Security


FLORHAM PARK, N.J., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Crossing is aggressively removing known spam operations from its global, MPLS-te network as it strives to provide its customers with the most secure network environment available. The true cost of spam to businesses includes lost productivity, network downtime, potential reputation issues, and interference with operational activities. By preventing such disruptions, Global Crossing enables its customers to experience high-level performance.


"Network security is a quantifiable issue for businesses around the world," said Dan Wagner, Global Crossing's chief information officer. "We're committed to deploying and implementing the tools and policies that protect our customers' networks from being hijacked for criminal activities."
Global Crossing's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is designed to secure the company's network by explicitly forbidding spamming activities and removing purveyors of malicious traffic. Prospective customers are screened, and those who fail the screening are refused service. The AUP also recommends that customers take proactive security measures of their own, and is applicable to second-generation customers.
Global Crossing works collaboratively with its customers to ensure that their networks are free from hostile activity. The company monitors for and investigates anomalous traffic patterns. Customers are alerted when compromised systems are detected and measures are taken to prevent their systems from being used by third parties for illicit activities.
"In our work we focus so much on spam villains that we seldom get the chance to highlight the industry heroes. Among networks deserving high regard in the fight against spam, Global Crossing stands out as a leader," said Steve Linford, Spamhaus' chief executive officer. "If all major networks tackled their spam issues with the determination and spirit of Global Crossing, spammers would have no havens from which to operate, spam would be beaten back to a minor manageable nuisance, and the Internet would be a better and safer place for all. The Spamhaus team warmly commends the executives and security team of Global Crossing for their hard work keeping the Global Crossing network free of spam issues for the benefit of not only their customers but also all Internet users."
Global Crossing delivers highly secure network environments to its customers through a comprehensive set of policies and initiatives. The company has signed a precedent-setting Network Security Agreement with the U.S. government, and is also cleared to handle sensitive government traffic for the UK.
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects more than 300 cities and 30 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 500 major cities, 50 countries and 6 continents around the globe. The company's global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.
Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world's enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based business applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive. The company offers a full range of managed data and voice products including Global Crossing IP VPN Service, Global Crossing Managed Services and Global Crossing VoIP services, to more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.
Please visit http://www.globalcrossing.com/ for more information about Global Crossing.
Statements made in this press release that state the company's intentions, beliefs, expectations, or predictions for the future are forward-looking statements. These statements contain words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "will," "seek," or similar expressions. Such statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the statements, including the conditioning of the company's continued listing on the NASDAQ National Market on its timely filing with the SEC of all periodic reports for all reporting periods ending on or prior to September 30, 2005; the company's history of substantial operating losses and the fact that, in the near term, funds from operations will not satisfy cash requirements; the ability of the company to arrange the necessary financing to fund its liquidity requirements including through a working capital facility; legal and contractual restrictions on the payment of dividends and the inter-company transfer of funds by the company's subsidiaries, including restrictions under the senior secured notes indenture applicable to the company's primary operating subsidiary in the UK; the likelihood that the prices the company charges for its services will continue to decrease; the company's ability to continue to connect its network to incumbent carriers' networks or maintain Internet peering arrangements on favorable terms; the success of the company's business realignment plan and the realization of anticipated cost savings; the consequences of any inadvertent violation of the company's Network Security Agreement with the U.S. Government; the impact of actual and potential customers' bankruptcies on the company's sales prospects and results of operations; increased competition and pricing pressures resulting from technology advances and regulatory changes; competitive disadvantages relative to competitors with superior resources; the impact on the company's competitiveness of its technology choices; the company's dependence on third parties for many functions; political, legal and other risks due to the company's substantial international operations; and other risks referenced from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no duty to update information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.
CONTACT GLOBAL CROSSING:
Press Contact
Catherine Berthier
+1 646-862-8514
PR@globalcrossing.com

Analysts/Investors Contact
Laurinda Pang
+ 1 800-836-0342
glbc@globalcrossing.com


Global Crossing


CONTACT: Press - Catherine Berthier, +1-646-862-8514,PR@globalcrossing.com; Analysts and Investors - Laurinda Pang,+1-800-836-0342, glbc@globalcrossing.com, both for Global Crossing


Web site: http://www.globalcrossing.com/

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