CU*Answers Network Services Expands VPN Beta

CU*Answers Network Services, a leading network solutions integrator, announced today it is expanding its VPN beta program for primary data connectivity for CU*Answers’ online clients. The beta program allows credit unions to use a secure VPN over an existing Internet connection to connect back to CU*Answers for CU*BASE® GOLD access.

Using a VPN allows the credit union to leverage a connection they already need to have: one to the Internet, for data connectivity to CU*Answers, thereby potentially lowering costs through elimination of the private MPLS circuit currently required.

“Controlling fixed expenses is critical in these times of razor thin margins,” says David Wordhouse, VP Network Technologies of CU*Answers. “If we can offer a reliable connectivity solution that saves real money then we want to do that. This is just one more example of the CUSO leveraging technology to save our owners money.”

The VPN strategy is currently in beta testing with approximately a dozen credit unions. CU*Answers is seeking additional credit unions to participate in an extended beta program to help finalize support and management processes. During the extended beta, which is expected to run through 9/30/2012, there are no fees for setup or participation. CU*Answers expects to officially launch the service as of 10/01/2012.

For more information or to sign up for the beta, please contact CU*Answers Network Services at 800.327.3478 ext. 266. A briefing on solution is available online at http://www.cuanswers.com/pdf/cunextnet/VPN_Briefing_for_Web.pdf.

CU*Answers Network Services (netserv.cuanswers.com) offers a full range of managed technical solutions inclusive of local- and wide-area networks, wireless capabilities, network security, and customized application and cloud-based hosting with resources on demand. CU*Answers Network Services is a division of CU*Answers, Inc.

About the Partner

CU*Answers
CU*Answers offers expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and is a leader in helping credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. CU*Answers provides a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE® processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web development, network design and security, and image check processing. Founded 40+ years ago, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO providing services to credit unions representing over 1.8 million members and $17 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit cuanswers.com.

Network Services
Organized in 2002, CU*Answers Network Services is a full-service network technology solutions provider. They specialize in LAN/WAN design, implementation and management; network security; firewall management; IP telephony VOIP (voice-over-Internet protocol) solutions; records management; managed hosting solutions (facilities management), compliance and security audits (HIPAA/GLBA/SOX); high availability solutions; web site engineering, and hardware sales and support services. CU*Answers Network Services provides services to the education, retail, legal, medical, real estate, hospitality, and financial services industries as well as court systems and regional municipalities. Its financial services portfolio includes servicing over 100 credit unions across the country. Visit netserv.cuanswers.com for more information.

WESCO Net
Organized in 2002, WESCO Net is a full-service network technology solutions provider. They specialize in LAN/WAN design, implementation and management; network security; firewall management; IP telephony VOIP (voice-over-Internet protocol) solutions; records management; managed hosting solutions (facilities management), compliance and security audits (HIPAA/GLBA/SOX); high availability solutions; web site engineering, and hardware sales and support services. WESCO Net provides services to the education, retail, legal, medical, real estate, hospitality, and financial services industries as well as court systems and regional municipalities. Its financial services portfolio includes servicing over 100 credit unions across the country. Visit wesconet.com for more information.


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