Verizon to power communication lines for Australian Department of Defense



The Australian Department of Defense has selected
high-speed networking solution from Verizon to upgrade its communications


The Department of Defense is responsible for defending
Australia and its national interests, and combines the Australian Army, Navy
and Air Force with a public service function.


Under a five-year agreement worth more than AU$50 million
($52 million), Verizon will provide the department with a fully managed, dual
Internet gateway solution and professional services support to link the
department’s 110,000 employees, other government agencies, industry partners
and the general public.


The Verizon solution offers the department a
streamlined, optimized Internet environment, with enhanced visibility into
usage and costs. The system has the flexibility to quickly accommodate new
functionality and expansion, and meets best-practice criteria.  In
addition, to further reinforce system availability and security, each gateway
will be housed in a separate, secure, geographically diverse Verizon data center


The Department of Defense manages one of the largest
information and communications technology networks in Australia. It is our job
to ensure that this network offers a dependable, secure and integrated
information environment to support Defense military and business
operations.  It is imperative that we provide simple and secure access to
information for our internal and external stakeholders,” said Greg Farr, chief
information officer of the department’s Chief Information Officer Group.



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