Victorian emergency services authority upgrades WAN - while still maintaining emergency services support

09 July, 2012

The Victorian Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) has upgraded its WAN to a fault tolerance architecture WAN service, in order to cope with increasing call traffic, additional agency responsibilities, strong forecasted population growth across metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria, as well as the relocation of one of three emergency communications centres.

ACCC seeks comment on proposed local bitstream access service (LBAS) determination

06 July, 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking comment on a proposed access determination for the declared local bistream access service (LBAS).

MyNetFone announces NBN plans for Armidale and Kiama

26 June, 2012

MyNetFone has announced details of its residential and business NBN broadband plans, currently available in Armidale and Kiama.

Comms Alliance updates guidelines for QoS on IP networks

04 June, 2012

The Communications Alliance has updated two industry guidelines on quality of service for IP networks and called for public comment on the changes. Changes include the addition of a new low-loss traffic class, suited to high-quality, ‘ultralow-loss’ video services, which the alliance says will help enable delivery of a range of new video services over high-speed networks.

Is software defined networking (SDN) really the future of networking?

01 June, 2012 by Merri Mack

Proponents of software defined networking claim that it will revolutionise network infrastructure. Merri Mack reports on a lively debate on the subject that took place recently at the NetEvents APAC Summit.

ACCC gives provisional approval for Optus HFC to NBN migration agreement

28 May, 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft determination proposing authorisation of the agreement between NBN Co and SingTel Optus for the migration of Optus’s HFC subscribers to the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the subsequent decommissioning of parts of Optus’s HFC network.

Huawei Australia staff to ride 1656 km in Tour de Cure fundraiser

04 May, 2012

Huawei Australia is cheering on the cyclists riding in the sixth annual Tour de Cure. Huawei’s Corporate Relations and Programs Manager, Lisa Connors, has committed to complete the 11-day, 1656 km ride from Brisbane to Mission Beach in Queensland and will ride alongside Sunrise Sports Presenter Mark Beretta and 90 other cyclists from corporate partners including Optus, Commonwealth Bank, Lexus, Harvey Norman and more.

Sibelco increases network speed by 80 times with Riverbed WAN acceleration

13 April, 2012

In late 2010, Sibelco, a processor and supplier of raw materials for the primary and manufacturing industries, had a problem. Its sprawling IT infrastructure was suffering from slow network speeds and poor data transfer capacity. When new telecommunications infrastructure proved too expensive, WAN acceleration was able to provide a user experience of 80 times that of the raw line speed.

The importance of a clean VPN

10 April, 2012 by Sandeep Joshi*, Country Manager, SonicWALL

Virtual private networks (VPNs) offer a way to allow mobile devices to securely access the corporate network from locations with suspect security outside of the firewall - like cafes and hotels offering free public Wi-Fi. But if misused, these VPN tunnels can act as back doors for virulent material. Keeping the VPN clean is of utmost importance. SonicWALL’s Country Manager, Sandeep Joshi, explains.

Cola distributor removes WAN bottlenecks with FatPipe line aggregation

10 April, 2012

Admiral Beverage Corporation, a producer and distributor of Pepsi-Cola products, has increased its WAN speed and reliability by aggregating bandwidth from private and public lines of different kinds.

SonicWALL Mobile Connect secure remote access

02 March, 2012

The SonicWALL Mobile Connect client app for Google Android smartphones and tablets provides users with network-level access over encrypted SSL VPN connections. With the app installed, mobile users can access these resources across SonicWALL appliances, including SonicWALL Aventail E-Class Secure Remote Access (SRA), SRA for SMB and Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs).

Tekdis GX400 3G + GPS multipurpose intelligent gateway

13 February, 2012

The GX400 multipurpose intelligent gateway from Tekdis has been designed to provide the versatility and scalability required for location-aware M2M applications.

Infor10 Motion cloud-based mobile platform

13 February, 2012

Infor has launched Infor10 Motion, its cloud-based mobile platform, and two new apps: Infor10 Road Warrior, a mobile CRM application with embedded business intelligence, and Infor ION ActivityDeck, which allows users to respond to tasks, receive real-time alerts and approve pending requests.

CalAmp Viper SC radio modems

17 January, 2012

CalAmp Viper SC radio modems deliver up to 48 Kbps IP over narrowband UHF and VHF channels allowing secure data from field assets to the company LAN.

SonicWALL E-Class SRA EX9000 remote access appliance

05 January, 2012

The SonicWall E-Class SRA EX9000 running on the Aventail 10.6 architecture enables IT in large enterprises to provide remote network access for a range of mobile devices running Windows and Windows Mobile, Apple Mac OS and iOS, Google Android and Linux.

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