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Allstream Wins Award for Best Managed Security Service

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Allstream Wins Award for Best Managed Security Service12:02 EDT Thursday, May 17, 2012Company recognized by SC Magazine at Annual Award GalaStock Symbol:  MBTTORONTO, May 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Allstream, Canada's all-business communications provider, is proud to announce that it has won SC Magazine's award for the Best Managed Security Service in Canada for its Secure Connect service.Security has never been more important for companies. IT security groups are dealing with constantly evolving threats to their networks as they defend against new cyber-attacks and work to integrate cloud and mobile solutions - often on a shrinking budget.Through its Secure Connect offering, Allstream works with customers to focus security resources where they matter the most, allowing them to confidently address their security objectives while prioritizing efficient workflow. Secure Connect not only features secured Internet connectivity on private data networks, but can also protect organizations from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that can seriously disrupt their business. Allstream's DDoS solution quickly identifies these threats and helps mitigate the impact of malicious traffic on a network.Unlike traditional premise-based security solutions that are often expensive to deploy and maintain and difficult to size and scale according to an organization's growth requirements and changing needs, Secure Connect is designed to grow and evolve with a business."We are very pleased that Allstream Secure Connect has been recognized as best-in-class by SC Magazine Canada," said Allstream President Dean Prevost.  "This award is a testament to our leadership in network security and reinforces what our customers have known for a long time - that with Allstream your network is safe and secure."For more information about Allstream Secure Connect please visit: www.allstream.com/secureconnectAbout AllstreamAllstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only national communications provider that works exclusively with business customers of all sizes. With nearly 600,000 customer connections, Allstream's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and entrepreneurial spirit of its 2,500 employees across the country who collaborate with customers to determine their unique communications solutions needs. Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometre nationwide high-performance fibre-optic network, Allstream's broad portfolio of business solutions are built from an array of advanced communications technologies and services including a wide range of innovative, highly-scalable IP-based solutions to help organizations communicate more efficiently and profitably. Allstream takes pride in its commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience, and has long been recognized by its technology partners for the contributions made to their businesses. Allstream is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on Allstream's products and solutions, please visit www.allstream.com.Forward-looking Statements DisclaimerThis news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the "statements") about the Company's corporate direction, business opportunities, operations, financial objectives and future financial results and performance that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast or projection in such forward-looking statements. Therefore, forward-looking statements should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Examples of statements that constitute forward-looking information may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "project", "should", "anticipate", "could", "target", "forecast", "intend", "plan", "outlook", "see", "set", "pending", and other similar terms.Factors that could cause anticipated opportunities and actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, matters identified in the "Material assumptions" section below, the "Risks and uncertainties" section, elsewhere in the Company's 2011 Annual MD&A and 2011 Annual Information Form, all of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.Please note that forward-looking statements reflect Management's expectations as at the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.For further information: Media: Jessica Poitras Corporate Communications (204) 941-7823 media.relations@mtsallstream.com