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Windstream Enterprise Named 2020 SD-WAN Innovation and Growth Leader by Frost & Sullivan

December 8, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Windstream Enterprise (WE), a managed communications service provider, has been honored once again by Frost & Sullivan for its award-winning SD-WAN solution. In its latest report, “Frost Radar: North American Managed SD-WAN Services Market, 2020,” the esteemed analyst firm selected Windstream Enterprise as one the top SD-WAN providers based on both its track-record of innovation and significant industry growth. The company’s position in the report improved in both categories from 2019 to 2020, demonstrating the results of strategic investments in its SD-WAN enterprise solutions.

“Windstream Enterprise moved up from last year’s analysis by proving its commitment to industry-leading innovation with a first-to-market managed network security offering that integrates ‘Next Generation Firewall as a VNF,’ and its WE Connect mobile-enabled portal,” said Roopa Honnachari, industry director at Frost & Sullivan. “Also noteworthy is the sheer number of SD-WAN customers the company has with over 30,000 SD-WAN net sold sites and nearly 70% of them fully operational. Its combination of experience, growth and innovation should put Windstream Enterprise on the short list for any company evaluating SD-WAN providers.”

In addition to highlighting Windstream Enterprise’s unique managed security innovation—and network management portal—the Frost Radar report features Windstream Enterprise’s data analytics Insight Engine and variety of network connectivity offerings. Furthermore, the Frost Radar identifies Windstream Enterprise’s SD-WAN’s interoperability with cloud and UCaaS services as added values to customers.

“As covered in the report, SD-WAN adoption is accelerating among enterprises and will continue to do so for the next several years, meaning our market opportunity is significant,” said Layne Levine, president of Windstream Enterprise. “We were one of the first service providers to offer SD-WAN, and we built an offering based on leading-edge innovation, a flexible approach to solution design and an amazing customer and digital experience. Our improvement from 2019 to 2020 in both growth and innovation is a testament to our focus on delivering on customer feedback which allows them to manage their businesses more effectively and efficiently. We plan to accelerate this trajectory in 2021 and beyond.”

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings is a privately held communications and software company. Windstream offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. The company also provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network and 5G fixed wireless service to consumers and small and midsize businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Additional information is available at or Follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

Sarah Curry Davis, 720.529.7611

Source: Windstream Holdings