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EarthLink Launches New Bundled Solution for Franchisees


Designed to help protect their brand and deliver a consistent guest experience

LAS VEGAS, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  MURTEC SHOW, Booth #22 — EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading managed network and cloud solutions provider for multi-location businesses including hundreds of restaurants, has launched a new bundled franchise solution at the 2015 Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference (MURTEC). EarthLink developed the new solution after franchisors on its Retail Advisory Council shared their need for an all-inclusive offer that would protect their brand and customer experience while being easy to implement for their franchisees. The turnkey solution is designed for franchisees with limited IT resources, and enables them to secure their data, protect their brand assets and provide a consistent customer experience across all of their locations.  

The bundle of services includes PCI compliant IP VPN service with managed router and firewall, PCI assessment tools and assistance, and $100,000 of financial breach protection per location. It also features Secure WiFi with rogue device detection and quarantine, a social media platform to connect guests to loyalty programs and drive a consistent customer experience, and an optional offer engine to generate increasing guest returns.

"Franchisors know that consistent execution and experience leads to higher customer loyalty and repeat business, but often lack the financial resources and technical savvy to tackle data security and brand protection across all locations," said Greg Griffiths, Vice President of Product Marketing, EarthLink. "Our new franchise solution cost-effectively alleviates that burden so that operators can easily access the technology, applications and security they need."

About EarthLink

EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp., NASDAQ: ELNK) provides managed network, security and cloud solutions for multi-location businesses. We help thousands of specialty retailers, restaurants, financial institutions, healthcare providers, professional service firms and local governments deliver a reliable and engaging customer experience in their stores and branch offices. We do so by building and managing MPLS WAN networks, by providing virtualized infrastructure, security, hosted voice, secure WiFi and compliance solutions, and by offering exceptional customer care. We operate a nationwide network spanning more than 28,000 fiber route miles, with 90 metro fiber rings and secure data centers that provide ubiquitous data and voice IP service coverage. Our EarthLink Carrier™ division sells facilities-based wholesale telecommunications to other providers and our award-winning Internet services connect hundreds of thousands of residential customers across the U.S. For more, visit and follow @earthlink, LinkedIn and Google+.

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SOURCE EarthLink Holdings Corp.

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