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Dimension Data Australia responds to security risk with bundled VPN solution

  • 28 November, 2003 10:31

<p>Dimension Data Australia has released a new bundled Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution with added security components. Incorporating technology from other market leaders, including Cisco Systems, Zone Labs and RSA Security it provides a cost effective, centrally managed and highly secure product that enables employees to access corporate networks via an encrypted tunnel whilst protecting their networks against unauthorised access.</p>
<p>For further information please contact Skye Eggleton or Simon Murphy of Howorth Communications on 02 9904 4533 or pr@howorth.com.au.</p>
<p>MEDIA RELEASE</p>
<p>DIMENSION DATA AUSTRALIA RESPONDS TO SECURITY RISK WITH BUNDLED VPN SOLUTION</p>
<p>Sydney, 28 November – Dimension Data Australia has released a new bundled Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution with added security components. It incorporates technology from other market leaders, including Cisco Systems, Zone Labs and RSA Security.</p>
<p>The bundled products form an integrated solution for the deployment of security policies and personal firewalls to desktop and remote users and can be fully integrated into existing security infrastructure with minimal disruption.</p>
<p>“Security awareness has risen in the last two years and enterprises have a mandate to ensure security for remote users and to protect them from out of date virus signatures and authentication issues,” said Neil Campbell, national security practice manager, Dimension Data. “This package demonstrates Dimension Data’s commitment to protecting its client’s assets and reputation.”</p>
<p>Remote users can now access network resources with increased levels of security at both the desktop and user level. The solution was developed in response to market disenchantment with the complexity of management and user set up associated with traditional VPN solutions.</p>
<p>The bundle provides organisations with a cost effective, centrally managed and highly secure product that enables employees to access corporate networks via an encrypted tunnel whilst protecting their networks against unauthorised access.</p>
<p>According to Neil Campbell, “There are a lot of vendors talking about bundling the ideal VPN solution in the market at present. Both Zone Labs and RSA are Cisco Systems AVVID partners, which ensures tight integration and interoperability of the bundle’s components. As Cisco Systems’ largest security partner in Australia with an integrated solution for personal firewall technology we have been able to select and test best of breed products and bundle them to create the ideal VPN solution with a clean integration process.”</p>
<p>Cisco Systems VPN concentrator, Zone Labs 25 User pack and RSA ACE/SecurID 25 user starter kit make up the key components of the VPN solution. Pricing for the VPN bundle starts at $13,500 ex GST. Zone Labs Integrity is a centrally-managed endpoint security solution that has multi-layered PC firewall technology with efficient, central policy management controls to protect the desktop. The RSA SecurID authentication component also addresses the issue of remote access security by utilising a two-factor authentication to ensure the identity of the user.</p>
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<p>About Dimension Data</p>
<p>Dimension Data Holdings plc (LSE: DDT) is a leading global technology company. The Group provides solutions and services that optimise and manage the performance of IT infrastructures to enable business to build competitive advantage. To achieve this, the Group delivers solutions using its proprietary ‘Application Network’ architectural framework and its expertise in networking, application integration and managed services.</p>
<p>Dimension Data, founded in 1983, had revenues of US$2.1 billion in 2002 and operates in 30+ countries with over 9,000 employees.</p>

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