ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allworx Corp., a Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) company, announced today it has been awarded 2016 Best Channel Vendor in the VoIP category by Business Solutions magazine. This marks the sixth time that Allworx has claimed this distinction.  Allworx was one of two companies to receive this award in the VoIP category and represents the top 5 percent of all the vendors evaluated. 

Business Solutions magazine partnered with Penn State University to field a national web-based survey among 2,737 VARs, MSPs, and ISVs, asking them to rate their vendor partners across seven attributes: Service/Support, Channel Friendly, Channel Program, Product Features, Product Reliability, Product Innovation, and Adequate VAR Margins.

“We are enormously grateful for the loyalty and support of our channel partners,” said Chris Hasenauer, vice president and general manager of Allworx.  “Our success depends on our partners’ success and we look forward to another year of growth and success with our channel partners in 2016.”

The complete list of 2016 Best Channel Vendors is featured in the January 2016 issue of Business Solutions magazine.  

About Allworx:

Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Allworx is an award-winning maker of VoIP communication systems for SMBs and a wholly owned subsidiary of Windstream.  Allworx provides a complete portfolio of VoIP systems, IP phones, network switches and advanced software options to help SMBs create solutions tailored to meet their unique needs. Allworx is available to SMBs through a network of 1,000+ independent resellers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, and also as Windstream IP Simple, a managed monthly subscription service that combines Allworx with VoIP and data services from Windstream. For more information, please visit    

About Windstream:

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber-optic network spanning approximately 125,000 miles. Additional information is available at Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @WindstreamNews.

Allworx Contact:
Annie Ahari

Windstream Contact:
Tanja Jameson