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NetScreen Signs ALSTOM Australia as Distributor

  • 01 September, 2003 09:55

<p>NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced it has signed ALSTOM Information Technology, the IT division of ALSTOM Australia Limited, to distribute and provide first-line support for NetScreen’s full range of award-winning network security appliances and systems.</p>
<p>Under the terms of the agreement, ALSTOM, a leading distributor of information technology solutions and highly valued partner within the Australian IT Channel, adds NetScreen’s integrated firewall and virtual private network (VPN) platforms, intrusion detection and prevention systems and security management offerings to its security offerings portfolio for resellers and systems integrators.</p>
<p>Additionally, ALSTOM will make its extensive support services available to resellers and systems integrators of NetScreen products, thereby extending the scope of NetScreen’s channel presence in Australia.</p>
<p>“NetScreen’s products complement our existing suite of world-class security offerings and help meet the needs of customers who want an out-of-the-box, integrated security solution,” said Greg Newham, General Manager for ALSTOM Information Technology.</p>
<p>“ALSTOM has a national team of account managers and sales support staff that have many years of experience selling and marketing security products. We are confident that this experience, along with a wide range of incentives – like on-going sales and technical training and marketing and pre-sales support – can help resellers grow their business with NetScreen.”</p>
<p>“NetScreen has established a strong foothold in the high-end, telco/carrier market segment and taken a leading market position in Asia for high-end security systems,” said Hansen Chang, vice president of Asia Pacific sales at NetScreen. “We are confident that through ALSTOM’s strong reseller network, NetScreen will be able to extend its current success to the enterprise segment in Australia.”</p>
<p>For more information about NetScreen product, visit: http://www.netscreen.com/products/.</p>
<p>For more information about ALSTOM, visit: http://it.alstom.com.au.</p>
<p>About ALSTOM
ALSTOM's Australia Limited’s Information Technology Division was established in 1992 and is a national value added distributor specialising in providing security, server-based computing, Management and Java Solutions to the Australian channel. Head Office is in Sydney with branches in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.</p>
<p>The business forms part of ALSTOM's operations in Australia and New Zealand, which generate annual sales in excess of A$1.4 billion and employ some 4,000 people. Worldwide, ALSTOM is represented in more than 70 countries with sales exceeding A$38 billion and over 112,000 employees.</p>
<p>About NetScreen Technologies
NetScreen Technologies, Inc., is a leading developer of integrated network security solutions that offer the security, performance and total cost of ownership required by enterprises and carriers. NetScreen’s innovative solutions provide key security technologies, such as virtual private networks, denial of service protection, firewall and intrusion prevention in a line of easy-to-manage security appliances and systems. NetScreen is located at 805 11th Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089. NetScreen’s Australia sales office is located at Suite 3, Level 24, 111 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia. More information on NetScreen’s products can be found at http://www.netscreen.com.</p>
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<p>NetScreen and the NetScreen logo are trademarks of NetScreen Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>This press release contains forward-looking statements about events and circumstances that have not yet occurred. For example, words such as “will”, “expects”, “can”, “allowing”, “believes”, “continue” and “continuing”, or other statements in the future tense, are forward-looking statements. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from expectations in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include whether the market for security products will grow as projected, if at all, whether demand for NetScreen products will continue, whether new products, if and when introduced, will be successful and whether products will perform as expected.</p>

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