Open Systems does Rad deal with Computershare

Open Systems does Rad deal with Computershare

Open Systems has orchestrated an integration deal with global share registry Computershare to provide a traffic management offering from Israeli vendor Radware.

Integrator cum distributor Open Systems will supply a host of fault-tolerant and load balancing products to maintain the system availability of Computershare's online investor services in Australia, the US and UK.

ACT-based Open Systems will work in conjunction with networking distributor LAN Systems to install three Radware Web Server Directors (WSD-NP) into Computershare's Australian premises. WSD-NP is specifically designed for Internet applications running on several data centres.

Computershare will also receive a CertainT 100 SSL accelerator at each site, designed to speed-up online transactions by relieving Web servers from performing CPU intensive SSL encryption.

Mark Riley, technical director for Open Systems, says the deal builds on an existing five-year business relationship with Computershare which has seen the systems integration company deploy a VPN (virtual private network) for Computershare between its Australian and London offices.

Although Riley was unable to reveal the dollar figure of the deal, he did rate it alongside Open System's largest customer accounts such as ANZ and Westpac.

According to Tony Burke, general manager Radware Australia, the competitive bid took a little over three months to complete and involves the most sophisticated network topology attempted by Radware products in Australia to date.

Burke claims the vendor supported the Open Systems bid with development and configuration work carried out in Radware's Israeli headquarters.

Meanwhile David Smith, manager of Internet Systems for Computershare, attributed the level of security offered by Radware's solid state architecture as playing an important factor in its selection.

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