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Business Wire: Shell Selects Netifice

Shell Selects Netifice to Securely Connect Retail Sites and Provide Managed IP Services; Service Powers Shell's 'CoolBand' Network Which Enables Retailers to Be More Productive and Better Serve Their Customers
Mar 06, 2006
Netifice Communications, Inc., a leading provider of flexible IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions and other managed IP services to businesses worldwide, today announced that Shell has selected Netifice to deliver the Shell “CoolBand” network, connecting and delivering value-added services for up to 10,000 Shell-branded sites throughout North America.
Netifice's managed IP services will provide Shell branded retailers with a secure, PCI compliant infrastructure to support all of their credit card processing requirements. In addition, it can enable Shell retailers to deploy the latest innovative applications to cut costs, increase operating efficiencies, provide greater management controls and provide new services to their customers. These applications include real-time Point-of-Sale (POS) reporting, tank monitoring and inventory management, video surveillance, online music and advertising and IP telephony.
“Netifice's line of fully managed IP services will allow Shell-branded retailers to consider options for increasing the value they provide customers, while reducing overhead costs and enabling tools to manage their operations,” said Paul Stanifer, General Manager Operations Support US. “By powering the Cool Band network, Netifice's high performance, high reliability platform will provide Shell retailers with greater flexibility in their business operations.”
Until now, Shell-branded retailers used separate phone lines to support many of its gas station applications, including ATM, credit card processing, pump monitoring and onsite security. With the flexibility of Netifice's managed MPLS broadband VPN service, retailers can now consolidate all applications over a single network infrastructure that is fully managed by Netifice's expert support staff. This will allow Shell retailers to reduce the costs associated with redundant phone lines, while continuing to deploy new applications that ultimately help them cut costs and increase revenues.
“As today's businesses evolve to address new customer needs and business objectives, they require a flexible infrastructure that enables them to easily and efficiently add applications and capabilities, and that's exactly what Netifice's managed IP services allow our customers to do,” said Greg Davis, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Netifice Communications. “Our suite of innovative communication services, allow customers, like Shell, to consolidate all applications onto a single platform so that they can attain increased operating efficiencies, along with the flexibility to address new business opportunities as they arise.”
Netifice Solutions
Netifice delivers the most flexible IP VPNs available, enabling businesses to integrate all of their mission-critical applications onto a single secure and scalable network platform that spans the entire enterprise. Netifice can tailor a solution that is cost-effective and fits its customers' specific requirements — whether they need to run performance-sensitive applications between the corporate headquarters and branch offices via the Netifice MPLS fiber optic network, or extend their infrastructure to include numerous other carrier networks, increasing their reach to thousands of remote users and retail sites via broadband, wireless, satellite and global dial access.
Netifice Communications, Inc.
Netifice Communications is a global provider of flexible IP VPN solutions that enable businesses to lower costs, increase scalability and expand the deployment of enterprise applications and communication systems. Netifice customizes its clients' IP VPNs using the widest selection of access, security and communication options, combined with advanced systems for managing and monitoring their IP VPN. Customers can easily deploy expansive networks so that their corporate headquarters, regional offices, remote workers, and retail outlets can communicate with each other as if they were in the same location. Netifice is recognized by customers for delivering the highest quality service and support with industry-leading Service Level Agreements that guarantee site-to-site performance and reliability. For more information go to www.netifice.com or call 1-877-NETIFICE.Welz & Weisel Communications Tony Welz, 703-323-6006 [email protected]

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