March 31, 2016

Alaska Communications Brings New Business Continuity Solutions to Alaska Businesses with Award-Winning Barracuda Security and Data Protection Offerings


ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alaska businesses now can implement comprehensive business continuity plans - including secure and reliable backup for important data in the cloud - with solutions from Alaska Communications (NASDAQ:ALSK) and Barracuda Networks (NYSE:CUDA). Alaska Communications is a Preferred Barracuda Partner and the leading provider of advanced broadband and IT managed services for business and consumers in Alaska.

"Business continuity is a concern for almost every business. We're proud to have a world-class provider like Barracuda to bring local organizations award-winning and secure data backup, and provide them with a local team of experts to help implement and manage their business continuity solutions. We help ensure that an organization's critical business functions will continue to operate despite serious incidents or disasters that could otherwise interrupt them," Alaska Communications Vice President of Managed Services Chris Reaburn said.

"Alaska small businesses and enterprises, like healthcare providers, financial institutions, oil and gas companies, and government agencies need to back up and protect the data they use every day, such as payroll, billing, customer databases, 3-D heart scans or geophysical files," said Reaburn.

Alaska Communications provides the secure, reliable, redundant fiber optic network that connects a customer's multiple locations to one another and the cloud. It is the only Alaska-based carrier that is Ethernet 2.0 certified, providing the ultimate in reliability and security. Barracuda simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. Together, Alaska Communications and Barracuda provide secure, reliable business continuity solutions to Alaska-based organizations.

"With more than 5,000 channel partners we need to be able to support a wide variety of unique business needs, and our relationship with Alaska Communications is a great example of this," explained Paul Burke, Vice President Sales for Americas at Barracuda. "Alaska Communications has an established track record of successfully deploying and supporting business continuity solutions, making the company a great fit for Barracuda's Data Protection initiatives."

Alaska Communications also offers professional services surrounding these solutions to assist customers with planning and optimizing business continuity.

Visit www.alaskacommunications.com/tellmemore or call 855-907-7038 for more information.

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 www.AlaskaCommunications.com or www.alsk.com.

Alaska Communications
Investor Contact:
Tiffany Dunn, 907-564-7556
Manager, Board and Investor Relations
investors@acsalaska.com
or
Media Contact:
Hannah Blankenship, 907-564-1326
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hannah.Blankenship@acsalaska.com

Source: Alaska Communications

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