WhiteGold enters secured networks with Redback

WhiteGold enters secured networks with Redback

WhiteGold Solutions has moved into the secured networking space thanks to a distribution agreement with Redback Networks.

Over the past few years, the NSW-based distributor has gone about building a specialised security portfolio. Its managed service provider and ISP partners now have access to a range of security solutions from vendors including WatchGuard, Fortinet, Barracuda and e-Eye.

"It is our entry to secured networking," WhiteGold managing director, Dominic Whitehand, said. "It makes sense to have this crossover. We can't avoid it; and people [ISPs] want it."

Redback, which opened an office in Australia last July, offers a broadband aggregation platform that combines IP routing with subscriber management capabilities. This gives ISPs and large organisations the ability to set security controls and policies on individual user accounts.

WhiteGold would be responsible for the entire portfolio including its SmartEdge Service Gateway and NetOp Policy Manager. Redback Networks' country manager, Ray Aguilera, said he selected WhiteGold because service providers and ISPs were key markets for the vendor.

"[WhiteGold] provides good value-added services, especially in security. The benefit of our product is personalised service - so there are a lot of synergies," he said.

Although WhiteGold is currently sole distributor, Aguilera said he planned to sign more as the company established a stronger local customer base.

Last week, the vendor signed a deal with Tel.Pacific to provide its Redback SmartEdge Multi-Service Edge Router. Among other things, the SmartEdge router provides Tel.Pacific with the ability to individually control the bandwidth and the QoS of the Internet traffic of a given subscriber.

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