Interface Security Systems and Vertek Corporation Mark Fifth Year of Strategic Relationship

Vertek’s Telecom Lifecycle Management (VTLM) Offering Proves Key as Interface Continues to Deliver Market Leading Suite of Cloud-Based Managed Services to Large Enterprise Multi-Site Companies

ST.LOUIS, MO and COLCHESTER, VT, November 4, 2014 – Interface Security Systems, a leading North American provider of IP-managed physical security and secured managed network services, and Vertek Corporation, an innovative solution provider offering in-depth operations consulting, business intelligence, BPO and software capabilities, are celebrating their five-year strategic relationship. Interface is a portfolio company of SunTx Capital Partners.

Interface is a recognized industry leader and pioneer in the Bundled Managed Services Provider space, helping leading retail and hospitality companies Simplify to the Power of OneTM by bundling all of their network and security needs to increase efficiency and reduce costs. By providing network access as part of a managed services bundle, Interface not only meets critical market requirements, but also delivers a higher quality customer experience for all of its managed service offerings by giving companies “one throat to choke.” Interface was a top 20 security company when it engaged Vertek as a strategic partner to help manage the details associated with network services, and, via its VTLM offering, provide a level of expertise and credibility around network services delivery that would immediately benefit Interface’s customers.

Vertek’s VTLM services include communications service provider (CSP) vendor management, network service availability and quoting software, order handling, LAN and WAN test & turn-up and financial assurance. The solution leverages Vertek’s experienced personnel, robust software and proven processes to manage the delivery of WAN services to Interface clients as well as the test and turn-up of Interface’s IP-based managed service suite, which includes secure managed broadband, PCI compliance, life/safety alarm monitoring, video surveillance, VoIP and wireless LANs for retail, hospitality and small business customers.

“Vertek has long been a strategic provider for Interface and this milestone demonstrates the depth and strength of our partnership,” commented Chuck Moeling, Executive Vice President of Interface.

Over the past five years, Interface has capitalized on its relationship with Vertek to deliver a broader suite of managed services with a higher level of flexibility, responsiveness and geographic reach than what is currently offered by larger carriers. Together, the two companies have turned up tens of thousands of sites across many large retail and hospitality end-customers. Interface is now recognized as one of the leading providers of highly scalable, cloud-based, bundled managed services. With Vertek’s extensive telecom experience and expertise, Interface has executed faster, become a more nimble player in its markets, and now provides a more integrated suite of managed services to its customers than does its traditional physical security or network competitors.

“Through Interface’s partnership with Vertek, we have accelerated our market penetration in strategic verticals like retail and hospitality, and this in turn has translated into a broader suite of innovative managed services for our customers and partners,” added Moeling.

“Interface is a valued partner that has successfully executed its vision over the past five years and continues to lead in a number of markets with innovative bundled managed services,” stated Brad Soutiere, COO and President of Vertek. “By employing Vertek’s VTLM service suite, Interface has expanded its target market, reduced its time to market and effectively scaled its delivery capabilities, coordinating activities across thousands of customer locations with a high level of quality. Moving forward to the next five years, Vertek remains committed to adding value and exceeding the expectations of Interface and its customers.”

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ABOUT INTERFACE SECURITY SYSTEMS Interface Systems is a cloud-based managed security services company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Interface manages a broad suite of integrated physical security and secure network services for retail, hospitality and small business customers. The Company operates two UL Approved 5-Diamond CSAA Certified Secure Operations Centers and a nationwide service delivery infrastructure. By combining managed services into one highly-efficient, integrated bundle, Interface saves businesses the trouble of dealing with multiple vendors while saving them money as well. Interface is a portfolio company of SunTx Capital Partners. For more information on Interface, visit www.interfacesystems.

ABOUT SUNTX CAPITAL PARTNERS SunTx Capital Partners, LP, is a Dallas-based private equity firm that invests in middle market manufacturing, distribution and service companies. SunTx specializes in supporting talented management teams in industries where SunTx can apply its operational experience and financial expertise to build leading middle-market companies with operations typically in the Sun Belt region of the United States. SunTx was founded in 2001 and currently has over $600 million of assets under management. The capital committed by SunTx comes from the principals of SunTx as well as from institutional investors, including leading university endowments and corporate and public pension funds. More information about SunTx can be found at

ABOUT VERTEK CORPORATION Vertek Corporation, founded in 1988, is the only solutions partner that can support Communications Service Providers (CSPs), Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Enterprises at the pace their business is changing. We do this by combining our focus and industry leading knowledge, flexible packaged solutions and smaller company agility. Vertek quickly moves clients into a competitive advantage within rapidly and ever-evolving technology and market conditions by enabling them to reduce costs, improve customer experiences, grow revenue, improve profitability and ultimately Accelerate to Value®. Headquartered in Colchester, Vermont, Vertek leverages its in-depth operations consulting, business intelligence, BPO and software capabilities to solve client problems in innovative ways. For more information visit

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Don Meadows Interface Security Systems, (916) 742-6342,

Daniel Yunger – Media Relations SunTx Capital Partners/ Kekst and Company (212) 521-4879,

Al Brisard Vice President, Vertek Corporation (802) 764-4604,

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