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Brightstar Improves Business Agility and Reduces Total Cost of Ownership with New IT Application Delivery Infrastructure (Provision Networks)


Wireless Industry’s Foremost Supply Chain and Value Added Distribution Company Standardizes on Provision Networks Access Solutions

August 31, 2006 – Reston, VA — Provision Networks, the global provider of server-based access infrastructure solutions for the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Terminal Server platform, today announced, that Brightstar has deployed the Provision Management Framework® for its enterprise IT application delivery, enabling employees regardless of location or network connectivity to securely access corporate IT network resources and applications on demand.

The Provision Management Framework (PMF), Enterprise Edition is a full-featured application delivery and access infrastructure solution that leverages the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 platform, and delivers anywhere, anytime, anyhow access to applications and network resources. Enterprise features such as Seamless Windows, Application Publishing, Load Balancing, Access Control, a Web Portal and an SSL Gateway embrace the RDP protocol and enhance the deployment, manageability, performance, and security of Terminal Services environments of all sizes.

Brightstar is the world’s leading distribution and supply chain solutions company for the wireless industry, and operates over 40 facilities in more than 30 countries. In 2005, the Miami, Florida-headquartered company posted revenues in excess of $2.25 billion.
“Brightstar is experiencing rapid growth, with new data centers in Australia, India, and the Caribbean,” said Tony Escarpenter, IT Director with Brightstar. “To support this growth, it is critical we are able to deploy applications rapidly without sacrificing any control or security over our data,” continued Mr. Escarpenter.”

Brightstar tested two server-based computing solutions before selecting the Provision Management Framework. Brightstar chose to standardize on the Provision Networks solution for its ease of use, installation, printer and profile management, as well as its lower total cost of ownership.

Brightstar is using PMF – Enterprise Edition to deploy a variety of web-based applications as well as Microsoft Dynamics and FRx. “We are leveraging the Provision web interface, built-in SSL support, and integration with Secure Computing’s two-factor authentication solution, to deploy our applications securely to remote locations and employees,” added Mr. Escarpenter.

Brightstar has also eliminated the need for the various VPN layers it had been deploying and is now able to provision and deliver applications on the fly to remote users even over low-bandwidth connections.

About Provision Networks

Provision Networks is a global provider of server-based access infrastructure, application provisioning, management, optimization and security. Provision Networks solutions embrace and extend the Microsoft Terminal Services platforms, delivering resilient and scalable on-demand access for enterprises worldwide.

With a world-class client list, comprised of some of the world’s largest commercial enterprises, and government organizations, Provision Networks is the most trusted name in access infrastructure virtualization, security, and optimization.

To learn more about Provision Networks and our enterprise access solutions, please visit us at www.ProvisionNetworks.com.

About Brightstar

Brightstar Corp. is the largest wireless distributor and supply chain solutions provider in the world. Headquartered in Miami, FL, Brightstar has facilities in over 30 countries, serving customers on six continents. The company provides solutions to over 220 network operators and 25,000 MVNOs, resellers, retailers and agents around the world and also represents many of the world’s leading wireless manufacturers. In 2005, Brightstar exceeded $2.25 billion in revenue. For more information, visit www.brightstarcorp.com.

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