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Allworx Named Best 2013 Channel Vendor by Business Solutions Magazine

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Allworx Named Best 2013 Channel Vendor by Business Solutions Magazine

09:17 EST Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allworx Corp., a Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN) company and award-winning developer of Internet Protocol (IP) phone systems, has been recognized as one of the Best 2013 Channel Vendors in the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) category by Business Solutions magazine. This is the fourth time in five years that Allworx has been ranked for its excellence in VoIP services.

Business Solutions magazine partnered with Penn State University to conduct a national Web-based survey, asking its Value-Added Resellers (VARs) to rate their vendor partners across seven categories, including: service/support, channel friendly, channel program, product features, product reliability, product innovation and adequate VAR margins. A total of 4,680 votes were cast from mid-September through early October, making the survey one of the largest of its kind.

"We are honored to be recognized by our customers for the VoIP solutions we provide," said Chris Hasenauer, vice president and general manager of Allworx. "This recognition is a testament to the core elements of Allworx: innovation, value, reliability, customer focus and quality. We plan to further advance and develop our product lines, continuing our commitment to provide exceptional services to all Allworx partners and customers."

For the Best Channel Vendors awards, Business Solutions magazine rates companies across 13 different product categories, selecting only the top 5 percent of vendors in each one. In addition to the VoIP category in which Allworx was recognized, other categories include Backup & Recovery, Data Collection & Mobility, Data Collection Label Software, ECM Hardware, ECM Software, General Computing, Networking & Security, Payment Processing, Physical Security, POS Hardware, POS Software, PSA Software and RMM Software. The complete list of 2013 Best Channel Vendors is featured in the January 2014 issue of Business Solutions magazine. Business Solutions magazine can be found at www.bsminfo.com.

Within the past two months, Allworx added three new products to its expanding portfolio. System Software release 7.6 is the latest update to Allworx's popular line of VoIP communications systems, designed to increase the geographic reach of Allworx products by adding flexibility to its customizable dial plan and improved Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) messaging. Allworx also introduced Allworx Reach for Android, which brings its popular mobile SIP solution to Android users. Finally, Allworx's proprietary Interact™ is a versatile unified communications application that leverages the desktop to manage phone calls and increase productivity.

For more information, visit www.allworx.com and www.windstream.com.

About Allworx:

Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Allworx is an award-winning provider of communications solutions for all but the largest size business. Allworx delivers VoIP (Voice over IP) unified communications systems to a wide range of industries, including not-for-profit and government locations, through a network of authorized dealers. Allworx is a wholly owned subsidiary of Windstream. For more information, please visit www.allworx.com.

About Windstream:

Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. For more information, visit www.windstream.com.

CONTACT: Windstream Contact:
Tanja Jameson
501.748.7236
tanja.jameson@windstream.com

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