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August 03, 2011

EarthLink Completes Acquisition of Business Vitals

EarthLink, Inc., a premier IP infrastructure and services company, has successfully acquired Business Vitals, a national provider of managed information technology, security and professional services based in Columbia, South Carolina.

With this acquisition, EarthLink will be provided with an additional Tier IV secure data center connected to its fiber network, a fully redundant Security Operations Center and a broad set of security-centric IT outsourcing solutions.

EarthLink, through Business Vitals, will enable clients to focus on core business issues by outsourcing the management of a broad range of IT operations, infrastructure and systems.

 Business Vitals will also provide EarthLink, with additional IT security and professional services capabilities currently provided to businesses in the financial, retail, legal, engineering, manufacturing and healthcare industries as well as universities and government agencies.

This acquisition will allow EarthLink to rapidly offer a full range of secure IT solutions to business customers through its newly formed Premier, National, and partner distribution channels.

In a press release, Brian Fink, EarthLink Executive Vice President of Managed Services, said: "EarthLink is building a full range of managed IT services that focus on security as a key capability." "Business Vitals is an important extension of our managed services portfolio, and we will be actively leveraging the assets, capabilities and proven expertise we have acquired to enhance our national managed services business."

Jeff Brewer, Chief Executive Officer of Business Vitals will join EarthLink as Vice President of IT Solutions and Security.

"Business Vitals has built a premier IT managed security services and IT risk management firm with a strong customer base. We are pleased to become part of EarthLink, which translates into more and better options for current and future clients," said Brewer.

In related news, EarthLink has appointed two senior sales executives to run its newly established Premier Business Solutions and National Accounts divisions.


Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves
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