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October 27, 2016 06:00 ET

Tellabs Optical LAN shines at VT Group's new headquarters delivering a simple and more secure network

Tellabs® Optical LAN is showcased as a modern high performance network that saved VT Group thousands of dollars at their center of worldwide operations located in Chantilly Virginia's technology hub

NAPERVILLE, IL--(Marketwired - October 27, 2016) - Tellabs, a leading provider of Passive Optical Network (PON) solutions, has been chosen by VT Group, a leading technology integrator, to provide a Passive Optical LAN (OLAN) solution for VT Group's new worldwide headquarters in Chantilly, Virginia.

This contemporary Chantilly office gives VT Group greater access to top employees and much needed growth and space flexibility for continued expansion of their service offerings. This new headquarters provides additional office, training facility, expanded laboratory and warehouse space. The Optical LAN solution was installed to showcase a simple, secure, and less expensive alternative to traditional copper-based LANs. The OLAN system provides a converged design for all modern enterprise IT systems, such as VT Group's IP video delivery, unified communications (Skype for Business), Electronic Safety & Security (ESS), Audio & Visual (AV), Voice over IP (VoIP), and extensive Wi-Fi wireless.

Optical LAN's centralized intelligence and management assures consistent security policies and procedures for VT Group across the entire LAN. The fiber cabling infrastructure is inherently more secure than copper cabling. Also, OLAN's thin client deep network devices (called an Optical Network Terminal or ONT) do not store configuration information nor user information, nor do they even have physical management access.

"VT Group is Tellabs' 2015 Partner of the Year, and understands how OLAN benefits the IT industry, the end-customers, and their new worldwide headquarters," said Thomas C. Ruvarac, Tellabs VP Global Sales and Marketing. "VT Group knows through first-hand experience that OLAN is a secure military-grade IT infrastructure that will dramatically improve VT Group's cybersecurity posture."

VT Group comprehends the security benefits of OLAN due to their extensive design and build experience in supporting their customers. VT Group has deployed thousands of ONTs and is considered a market leader in deploying converged OLAN systems across many of the major vertical markets. When VT Group entered the design phase of the new headquarters, OLAN was an easy decision for the design team when evaluating the network options. Security and the protection of corporate digital assets is paramount to VT Group. The OLAN system delivers better security at the user, infrastructure and system levels compared to legacy copper-based LANs. The OLAN simplifies the network in a way that saves space and materials. VT Group has converged whole disparate networks onto a common fiber-based infrastructure that multiplies its benefits. This simplified architecture also improves VT Group's cybersecurity posture by assuring consistent security policies across IT staff, infrastructure, and offices.

"Knowing that fiber-based LANs are more secure and then doing the analysis that showed we would save thousands of dollars by deploying Optical LAN made this a winning decision," said John Cook, VT Group President of Enterprise IT. "At the new Chantilly headquarters, the Optical LAN system supports all production systems as well as the Converged Technology Integration Lab where VT Group demonstrates modern high performance LANs, stages customer solutions, conducts product evaluations, and performs systems integration and interoperability testing. We also plan on deploying Tellabs OLAN in our other VT Group facilities across the country."

About Tellabs
Tellabs delivers technology that transforms the way the world communicates. Tellabs' evolutionary network solutions empower the building of a modern high performance LAN infrastructure that is simple, secure, stable, scalable, sustainable and costs less.

About VT Group
VT Group is a leading enterprise IT solutions provider and systems integrator of emerging and advanced technologies for commercial, hospitality, healthcare and government clients worldwide. Headquartered in Virginia, the company has approximately 1,000 employees committed to providing superior services and customized solutions that expand customer capacity and enable sustained success. As an end-to-end provider of integrated IT engineering and installation services, VT Group's portfolio of core competencies includes: Passive Optical LAN (POL); wireless (Wi-Fi) and distributed antenna systems (DAS); data center design/build and migration; audio/visual and digital media; and electronic security and surveillance systems.

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