10/31/2001 - Atlantic.Net Introduces True Private Networks

Media Contact: Doreen Sabina
Phone: (904) 249-3946
E-mail: doreen@atlantic.net

GAINESVILLE, FL (October 31, 2001) - Atlantic.Net, one of the nation’s
fastest–growing Internet-Protocol (IP) companies, today announced the
official launch of its True Private Network service. Atlantic.Net’s
True Private Network (TPN) allows companies to exchange data, documents
and other confidential information between locations without crossing
the Internet. Whereas other private networks, such as Virtual Private
Networks, encrypt data and pass it over the Internet along with public
traffic, Atlantic.Net’s True Private Network service uses multi-protocol
label switching technology to transfer data over a private network that
runs parallel to public traffic.

“There are three big advantages to True Private Networks--security,
quality and cost,” said Cameron Clayton, consumer services product
manager at Atlantic.Net. “With True Private Networks, data passes
through a completely private segment on the Atlantic.Net pipe. Our
technology works with a variety of dedicated access methods, and there
are no limitations on the number of locations and no additional
configuration changes necessary as a network expands. Because the
service is network-based, it does not require new hardware or upgrades,
decreasing the cost and the chances of equipment failure.”

To learn more about Atlantic.Net’s True Private Network, call
1-800-422-2936 or visit the corporate Web site at
http://www.atlantic.net. For more information about this release, call
Doreen Sabina at 904-249-3946 or e-mail doreen@atlantic.net. For
company information, check out http://newsroom.atlantic.net.

About Atlantic.Net
Atlantic.Net, recently named number 223 on the 2001 Inc. 500 list of the
nation’s fastest-growing private companies, offers broadband,
e-commerce, Web solutions and dial-up services. The company was founded in 1994 by two University of Florida students, Marty Puranik and Jose Sanchez, who launched one of North Florida’s first commercial Internet
services in Gainesville and nearby Ocala in 1995. Over the past six
years, Atlantic.Net has acquired 13 Internet service companies and
augmented its e-business services to include true private networks,
fractional T-1 through DS-3 connectivity, DSL and ISDN access, Web
hosting and Web design. The company has offices in Gainesville, Tampa
and Ft. Lauderdale.
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