AT&T (NYSE: T) Government Solutions has won awards worth approximately $5 million, if all options are exercised, to provide AT&T Synaptic HostingSM, Managed Trusted IP Services (MTIPS) and AT&T “Internet Protect” Service for the Federal Trade Commission as the independent agency’s primary provider of communications services.
The MTIPS award was made under the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Networx Universal contract vehicle and has a term of eight years, which includes a one-year base with seven one-year options.
AT&T Synaptic HostingSM is the company’s next-generation, utility computing service with managed networking, security and storage for federal government agencies that leverages select Internet data centers. The IDCs, which act as diverse gateways to the AT&T network cloud, support large-scale computing and applications on demand via virtualized servers and deliver services across AT&T’s IDC hosting infrastructure.
“Managing unexpected spikes in web site traffic volume and cyber attacks are key challenges for federal agencies, ” said Don Herring, senior vice president, AT&T Government Solutions, AT&T Global Services, Inc. “With AT&T’s cloud-based approach to security, combined with AT&T Synaptic Hosting, AT&T can help deploy an MTIPS solution to proactively detect and diffuse security threats in our cloud before they go to the Federal Trade Commission while addressing increases in web site traffic volume.”