DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2015) - Masergy Communications Inc., a global leader in managed networking and security services, announced today that TMC has named the company's Cloud-Based Router as a 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award winner. Today's announcement follows Masergy's recent news that its network sensor technology won a 2015 SDN Excellence Award by TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine and SDNZone, reinforcing the company's leadership role in Software Defined Networking (SDN).

The Cloud-Based Router is part of Masergy's SDN Platform and is an alternative to premise-based equipment. Cloud-Based Router is a service that exists "in the cloud," as a function of Masergy's global, managed network, and gives customers a cost-effective option for branch offices and remote locations. Customers can order the offering as part of their MPLS and/or VPLS services, as a new, add-on, or upgraded option.

"Congratulations to Masergy for receiving a 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "The Cloud-based Router demonstrates true innovation and is leading the way for Network Function Virtualization. I look forward to continued excellence from Masergy in 2015 and beyond."

"NFV capabilities are redefining the network landscape and Masergy is leading the way with software-defined services that enable fast and simple deployment at a significantly lower price point," said Tim Naramore, CTO, Masergy. "We're proud that our NFV innovation has been recognized."

The INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award honors products that have demonstrated innovation, unique features, and noteworthy developments toward improving Network Function Virtualization.

Winners of the NFV Pioneer Award are published in the April 2015 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

About Masergy
Masergy owns and operates the largest independent global cloud networking platform and delivers fully-managed hybrid networks to enterprises. Masergy also provides advanced managed security and cloud unified communication solutions. Our patented technology, customizable solutions and unmatched customer experience are why a growing number of global enterprises rely on Masergy to deliver performance beyond expectations. Learn more about Masergy and follow us on our blog Transforming Enterprise IT, Twitter @Masergy, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Masergy Contact:
Betsey Rogers
BridgeView Marketing

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Rebecca Conyngham
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 287