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TMCNet:  Masergy Acquires Global DataGuard for Advanced Security Solutions

[April 08, 2014]

Masergy Acquires Global DataGuard for Advanced Security Solutions

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/14 -- Masergy Communications Inc., a global leader in managed networking and cloud services, today announced the company has acquired Global DataGuard, Inc. The acquisition enhances Masergy's existing portfolio of managed services with patented technology that leverages machine learning and expert human intelligence.

"In today's rapidly evolving threat landscape, discrete signature or rule-based security solutions alone are not adequate from a risk management perspective. And as seen in recent news, even when businesses invest in advanced security solutions, the lack of systematic sharing and correlation of subsystem data and vigilant 24/7 monitoring leaves them exposed to advanced threats," said Masergy's CEO, Chris MacFarland.

"Cyber attacks are only going to become more intense and sophisticated -- it's a new battlefield. The acquisition of Global DataGuard uniquely positions Masergy to deliver solutions engineered to address these advanced persistent threats." Masergy's Security as a Service suite now includes comprehensive enterprise security solutions with Unified Enterprise Security� and Professional Services.

Unified Enterprise Security� leverages a fully-integrated system architecture designed to support cloud, premise and hybrid IT environments. The 100% passive modular solution overlays, complements and unifies a business's existing security investment with: 24/7 Security Control Center monitoring and reporting by certified security analysts Patented adaptive, predictive network behavioral analysis Advanced persistent threat management Vulnerability management Security Threat Intelligence Dashboard Security Information and Event Management Intrusion Detection/Prevention Managed Firewall and Intelligent Internet Management Masergy's suite of Professional Services includes comprehensive security audits, forensic audits, compliance testing, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments and risk management.

"This transaction is a win for both our customers and our employees. Masergy's focus on ongoing innovation and its commitment to delivering a superior client experience is completely consistent with our core operating tenants," said Global DataGuard's CEO, Scott Paly. "Together, we will accelerate our rate of innovation and service leadership in cyber security." For more information please visit www.masergy.com/solutions/security About MasergyMasergy owns and operates the largest independent global cloud networking platform for enterprises. Our managed solutions with fully integrated real-time analytics, global unified communications as a service (UCaaS), security as a service and software defined network control help businesses compete in the global marketplace. Masergy's patented technology, customizable solutions and unmatched customer experience are why a growing number of global enterprises rely on Masergy to deliver performance beyond expectations. For more information about Masergy visit www.masergy.com or follow us on Twitter @Masergy, Blog, LinkedIn and Facebook.

For Inquiries, please contact: Scott L. Bender Masergy Communications Inc.

+1 214-442-5692 scott.bender@masergy.com Betsey Rogers BridgeView Marketing +1 603-886-7087 betsey@bridgeviewmarketing.com Source: Masergy Communications Inc.

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