Subscribe to CIO Magazine »

Macquarie Telecom to open $14M security data centre 'Bunker'

Canberra based data centre designed to secure government Internet gateways and hosting
An artist's impression of the entry to Macquarie Telecom's IC4 security data centre in Canberra. The facility will be completed by mid-2013.

An artist's impression of the entry to Macquarie Telecom's IC4 security data centre in Canberra. The facility will be completed by mid-2013.

A $14 million Canberra security data centre dubbed the 'Bunker' by Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ) will be opened in mid-2013 to help protect government Internet gateways.

Officially known as Intellicentre 4 (IC4), the facility is the result of the telco and data centre provider’s decision to invest in hosting, network and security for the Australian federal government’s Lead Agency Gateway (LAG) program.

The program, which covers all government agencies managed by the Financial Management and Accountability Act of 1997, has a goal of reducing the number of Internet gateways used by agencies from 124 down to eight. This is intended to reduce the risk of cyber attacks against government bodies.

Security, BI critical for Australian CIOs in 2013: Telyste

Avoding the data centre property trap

SCADA systems in Australia easy target for malware: Security expert

Macquarie Telecom won the first gateway contract in October 2012 and signed a five-year agreement with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

According to the vendor’s government and security executive Glen Noble, IC4 will be built to ASIO T4 intruder and Payment Card Industry (PCI) ISO 27001 security standards as well as the Uptime Institute's Tier III data centre design standards.

“Being based in Canberra, the IC4 Bunker marks a dedicated investment in secure hosting for government and one which reaffirms our commitment to be the trusted provider connecting the public sector in Australia to the World Wide Web,” he said in a statement.

Noble added that additional infrastructure to support the LAG program will be deployed in the $60 million IC2 Sydney data centre for “increased resiliency and customer access options".

Macquarie Telecom has been contacted for additional information by CIO Australia.

Follow Hamish Barwick on Twitter: @HamishBarwick

Follow CIO Australia on Twitter and Like us on Facebook… Twitter: @CIO_Australia, Facebook: CIO Australia, or take part in the CIO conversation on LinkedIn: CIO Australia

Join the CIO Australia group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.

References show all
Comments are now closed.
Related Coverage
Related Whitepapers
Latest Stories
Community Comments
Tags: macquarie telecom, IC2, security, IC4, canberra, Data Centre, Goverment 2.0, Lead Agency Gateway
Latest Blog Posts
  • How to Successfully Select an ERP System
    An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a series of software applications that collect and compiles data from different departments to enhance collaboration and co-ordination within the business. If you’re looking to implement your first ERP system, or to upgrade from an existing system, this whitepaper offers eight simple steps for selection that will lead to long-term strategic success.
    Learn more »
  • Empowering Modern Finance - The CFO as Technology Evangelist
    The CFO as Technology Evangelist is a research report commissioned by Oracle and Accenture, in collaboration with Longitude Research, that explores how modern CFOs and finance executives are adopting emerging technologies within their finance functions to enable the development of new capabilities and to transform the role of finance.
    Learn more »
  • Information Management
    Valuable data can be a needle in a haystack, but by leveraging the value in existing information assets, organisations can generate real and achievable gains in revenue generation, IT investments and productivity gains. This whitepaper discusses how Information Management (IM) is a multi-faceted discipline that can be employed to meet or exceed your business objectives.
    Learn more »
All whitepapers
rhs_login_lockGet exclusive access to Invitation only events CIO, reports & analysis.
Salary Calculator

Supplied by

View the full Peoplebank ICT Salary & Employment Index

Recent comments