NetScreen Solutions Selected by Leading Hong Kong Carrier to Offer Secure Connectivity Service for Enterprises
Sunnyvale, CA - August 11, 2003 - NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSCN) today announced that NetScreen’s integrated firewall and virtual private network (VPN) security solutions have been selected by PCCW Limited (PCCW), a leading telecommunications and data network carrier in Hong Kong, to provide secure network access and VPN connectivity for PCCW’s new service offering, “Business NETVIGATOR Secure Broadband”, targeted at business customers in Hong Kong.
NetScreen’s purpose-built, hardware-based appliances and systems will be placed at subscriber sites to perform access control for all incoming and outgoing traffic and VPN functionality, providing firewall protection of, and secure connectivity to, critical network resources.
“Customers need to ensure that while they are providing ‘always-on’ access for their business, they are minimizing vulnerabilities in their networks,” said Mr. Gary Chow, president, Commercial Business of PCCW. “After extensive evaluation, we selected the versatile and easy-to-use line of NetScreen security solutions for our Secure Broadband Services offering so that our Business NETVIGATOR subscribers can enjoy fast and speedy Internet connectivity backed by PCCW’s robust infrastructure and territory-wide coverage, while obtaining peace of mind with the firewall and VPN capabilities offered by NetScreen.”
“In the past, enterprises often faced a dilemma in balancing the need for high-speed connectivity with security requirements,” said David Flynn, vice president of marketing at NetScreen. “NetScreen’s extensive line of high performance security products has enabled large carriers such as PCCW to provide significant value-added and competitive service offerings, which can translate into affordable, reliable and secure connectivity for enterprise customers.”
PCCW’s service offering spans small and large enterprises alike and, accordingly, will leverage products within the full spectrum of NetScreen’s product line, which includes appliances - for small business, branch and remote office environments - and systems, well suited for large central enterprise sites, that provide integrated firewall, VPN and denial of service attack protection. Along with multiple security functions, the NetScreen integrated security solutions offer installation, ease-of-use, and management benefits that can increase security and reduce costs without jeopardizing network performance.
For more information about NetScreen products, visit: http://www.netscreen.com/products/.
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 network, 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 Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089. More information on NetScreen’s products can be found at http://www.netscreen.com or by calling toll free at 1-800-638-8296.
PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008, ADR-NYSE: PCW), the Hong Kong-listed flagship of the Pacific Century Group, is one of Asia's leading integrated communications companies. From its market-leading position in Hong Kong, PCCW is focused on building shareholder value by leveraging synergies between its core businesses and partners, and by delivering customer-led total solutions throughout Asia. PCCW provides key services in the areas of: integrated telecommunications; broadband solutions; connectivity; narrowband and interactive broadband (Internet Services); business e-solutions; data centers and related infrastructure.
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