Australian Police selects Verizon to boost efficiency of IT systems

The Australian Federal Police has tapped Verizon to supply a managed gateway service to boost security and efficiency of its IT systems.

The American telecom giant will supply a dual Internet gateway service. It will provide intrusion detection and firewall management, anti-spam and anti-virus management, VPN management and DOS Protection with IPv6-capable bandwidth.

AFP and its client agencies — Australian Crime Commission, CRIMTRAC Agency, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Center and the Commonwealth Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions — will benefit from the $14 million deal.

With management fully outsourced to Verizon, Verizon will also staff a local contact center that will provide 24/7 support.

Australian federal government wants to reduce its Internet gateways to eight from 124 over four years, from 2010 to 2014, to achieve a savings of AU$25 million.

In 2011, Verizon signed a five-year agreement worth more than $46 million with the Australian Department of Defense for a fully managed, dual Internet gateway solution and professional services support.

Recently, Pharmaceutical company Galderma has tapped Verizon Enterprise Solutions to improve its global IT infrastructure. To support its data-intensive workload, Galderma, which invests 20 percent of its revenues each year to discover and develop new products and access innovative technologies, selected managed communications network from Verizon Enterprise Solutions.


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