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Del Taco Protects Brand Reputation With Earthlink

ATLANTA, March 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp.) (NASDAQ:ELNK), a leading managed network services provider dedicated to delivering great customer experiences, today announced it has completed its migration of network services with Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. through the installation of new Retail and PCI solutions to enhance network security and brand protection for the restaurant chain.

Del Taco, with nearly 550 corporate and franchise restaurants in the U.S., is the nation’s #2 brand in the Mexican Quick Service Restaurant (MQSR) category as measured by units. “We wanted a fault-tolerant, extremely secure, cloud-managed network with public Wi-Fi and analytics,” said David Snyder, Vice President, Information Technology at Del Taco. “We also know that guests are at risk every time they use a debit or credit card, and EarthLink delivers secure, reliable, and robust solutions with exceptional bandwidth.”

Del Taco is dedicated to offering a superior customer experience, with great tasting menu items made to order with fresh ingredients. They were looking for a provider that could help support that experience, understands the restaurant/retail space, is able to scale their network for future growth and initiatives, deliver unequaled customer support, and provide analytics on guest engagements. EarthLink was able to cover all these bases.

“The EarthLink Network contributes to ongoing PCI compliance requirements for Del Taco’s company and franchise locations.” said Travis O’Keefe, Area Vice President of Channel Partners for the Western U.S. for EarthLink. “It’s a solution that works in everyone’s best interest, since both the company and its franchisees have a vested interest in the long-term health of the brand.”

EarthLink is providing its complete Retail solution to Del Taco’s corporate offices in Lake Forest, Calif. The complete Retail solution includes MPLS, Hybrid Network, 4G Backup, Secure Wi-Fi and Analytics for smooth operation of applications, Hosted Network Security and SecureVPN.

About EarthLink
EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp.) (NASDAQ:ELNK) is a leading network services provider dedicated to delivering great customer experiences in a cloud connected world. We help thousands of multi-location businesses securely establish critical connections in the cloud. Our solutions for cloud and hybrid networking, security and compliance, and unified communications provide the cost-effective performance and agility to serve customers anytime, anywhere, via any channel, or any device. We operate a nationwide network spanning 29,000+ fiber route miles, with 90 metro fiber rings and secure data centers that provide ubiquitous data and voice IP coverage. To learn why thousands of specialty retailers, restaurants, franchisors, financial institutions, healthcare providers, professional service firms, local governments, residential consumers and other carriers choose to connect with us, visit us at www.earthlink.com, @earthlink, on LinkedIn and Google+.

About Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
At Del Taco (NASDAQ:TACO) all menu items taste better because they are made to order with fresh ingredients including cheddar cheese grated from 40-pound blocks, handmade pico de gallo salsa, lard-free beans slow-cooked from scratch, fresh sliced avocado and marinated chicken and carne asada grilled in the restaurant. The menu, which includes a full line of breakfast, includes classic Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos as well as American favorites including hamburgers, crinkle-cut fries and shakes. Del Taco’s UnFreshing Believable campaign communicates the lengths the company goes to in order to deliver quality, made-to-order menu items created with freshly-prepared ingredients at unbelievable prices. With nearly 550 restaurants in 16 states, Del Taco serves more than three million guests each week. Stay up to date by following Del Taco on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visit www.deltaco.com for more information.

Media Randi Drinkwater 404-709-3404 randi.drinkwater@elnk.com

Source:EarthLink Holdings Corp.