Alaska Communications Further Strengthens its Cyber–Security Offerings, Now a Gold Partner with WatchGuard

Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) further advances its IT security offerings and has achieved Gold Partner status with WatchGuard Technologies, a premier provider of IT security products and services to small and medium businesses.

Alaska Communications, Alaska’s leading broadband and IT solutions provider, is WatchGuard’s only Gold Partner in the state. WatchGuard consistently scores among the best in head-to-head comparisons and is recognized as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management.

“We are proud to be a Gold Partner with WatchGuard,” Alaska Communications Senior Vice President of Business Market Bill Bishop said. “WatchGuard is recognized as a leader in IT security. It’s exciting to bring global leaders to Alaska businesses and offer dependable local support for those services.”

WatchGuard provides Unified Threat Management (UTM), the primary network gateway defense solution for businesses. This technology allows Alaska Communications to offer customers an all-inclusive security product that is able to perform multiple functions within a single system. UTM covers network firewalling, intrusion detection, anti-virus, anti-spam, virtual private networking, content filtering and more.

About Alaska Communications

Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is the leading provider of advanced broadband and IT managed services for businesses and consumers in Alaska. The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous U.S. For more information, visit or


Alaska Communications
Investor Contact:
Tiffany Dunn, 907-564-7556
Manager, Board and Investor Relations
Media Contact:
Hannah Blankenship, 907-564-1326
Associate Manager, Corporate Communications

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