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Vessus selects Hewlett-Packard, Check Point and Trend Micro for Primus Telecom managed service offering

  • 26 April, 2005 11:12

<p>Melbourne, Australia, 26th April 2005 - Vessus Systems today announced that it has selected Hewlett-Packard, Check Point Software and Trend Micro as its technology platform to provide Primus Telecom customers with a suite of 24x7 managed IT security services.</p>
<p>HP ProLiant DL380 series servers provide the high performance and fault tolerance required in Vessus’ distributed Security Operations network infrastructure. Check Point Software and Trend Micro will supply Primus Telecom SME customers, enterprise-grade network-based IT security services.</p>
<p>Vessus’ IT security services include managed network firewalls; managed gateway anti-virus and anti-spam; and managed client firewalls. These services are sold through Primus Telecom’s suite of SecureDSL services. Prices start at $25 per month per Internet connection.</p>
<p>Vessus CEO, Arthur Argyropoulos said, “Primus Telecom is leading the ISP market in Australia by offering an affordable set of managed IT security services with their business Internet connectivity. SME clients can now use highly complex IT security technology at a tenth of the cost of buying and managing it themselves. This will help accelerate the adoption of broadband connectivity by SMEs.”</p>
<p>“Our services improve the security and quality of broadband-based electronic commerce. They also assure the business community that broadband Telcos are willing and able to provide affordable solutions to manage IT security threats in their IT infrastructure. These IT security services provide users with maximum uptime, minimal maintenance and a high degree of IT security protection.”</p>
<p>General Manager of Strategy at Primus, Campbell Sallabank said “We needed to ensure that the partner we selected could provide a very reliable and stable platform. By using HP equipment, Vessus have demonstrated their commitment to providing a professional business grade service.”</p>
<p>Peter Frueh, Director of Network Service Providers for HP said, “HP is proud to be selected as the platform for this service. Primus required a reliable and expandable solution and this decision endorses our position as the leading supplier of servers for managed services applications.</p>
<p>About Primus Telecom
Primus Telecom is Australia’s fourth largest fixed-line telecommunications carrier. The Company offers a comprehensive range of voice, data, Internet and web hosting products, servicing both residential and business sectors. The Primus network offers nationwide coverage through its own backbone network with facilities in 73 cities across Australia. The network enables the Company to provide nationwide long distance competition and local call Internet access to 97 per cent of the population. Primus operates its own fibre network in the five major capital cities, delivering a range of business direct-connect services including ISDN, ATM and Broadband DSL. Global connectivity is provided through an extensive voice, IP and ATM network operated by the parent company, United States-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (NASDAQ: PRTL). Primus Australia news and information are available at the Company's Web site at</p>
<p>About Vessus Systems
Vessus Systems is a Wholesale Managed Security Service Provider (WMSSP) that provides market leading, Telco grade and network based IT Security Services. Vessus partners with the leading international IT Security Vendors, Telecommunications Carriers and Internet Service Providers who sell broadband connections to small to medium business. Vessus is a privately held Australian owned company. Further information about Vessus is available at</p>
<p>About HP
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended Jan. 31, 2005, HP revenue totaled $81.8 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at</p>

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