Services Briefs: AT&T, HP

Services Briefs: AT&T, HP

New AT&T managed security services

AT&T has launched new managed security services in Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, NZ, Singapore and Taiwan. The new offering is a premises-based managed firewall service, providing network security functions for businesses using IP-based networks or Internet access solutions. It includes installation, day-to-day management, proactive monitoring and ongoing network maintenance of the network and firewall server software. Software developed by Check Point and Nokia is included in the service, which is available in several different configurations depending on the required levels of access to the Internet and corporate local area networks (LANs). The AT&T managed firewall service is expected to be made available in other Asia-Pacific countries at a later date.

Storage giants agree Lightning extension

HP has extended a multi-billion-dollar reseller agreement with Hitachi Data Systems until 2008, continuing to offer high-end Lightning 9900 series array under the StorageWorks XP brand. The two storage giants also agreed to offer disaster recovery and business continuity systems and services together. Hitachi’s Freedom Storage 9900 array, also known as ‘Lightning’ features an internal switched-bus architecture that supplies bandwidth of up to 6.4Gbps and up to 147TB of capacity. HP loads its own management software onto the array. Both companies plan to use Lightning as the centrepiece of a disaster recovery and business continuity system. That system will synchronously replicate between a primary and secondary site less than 100km apart and asynchronously replicate to a third array thousands of kilometres away.

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