Macquarie Telecom's Intellicentre 4 to support government data and internet gateway consolidation
As part of the Federal Government's Gateway consolidation program, the number of internet gateways will be reduced from around 128 to just 8 to drive more security for agencies. Macquarie Telecom will serve one of the major Lead Agencies Gateways, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Canberra, ACT (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ), Australia's number one Managed Hosting and telecommunications company, announced its intention to build Intellicentre 4 (IC4) Bunker, a security data centre in Canberra for government internet gateways and hosting.
The launch comes as Macquarie Telecom moves to invest approximately $14 million towards network, hosting and security capabilities to support the Australian Government's Lead Agency Gateway (LAG) program. This program aims to improve cyber-security and reducing the number of internet gateways used by government agencies from 124 to 8. Macquarie Telecom has won the first of these Gateways, signing a head agreement with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF).
“Recent developments like the Australian Government's Internet Gateway Reduction Program highlight the rapid growth in public-sector demand for secure and resilient hosted services,” said Macquarie Telecom's Government & Security Executive, Glen Noble. “Macquarie Telecom's reputation for world-class data and network hosting services puts it in good stead to meet this growing demand, as already evidenced by our recent opening of Intellicentre 2 (IC2) in Macquarie Park in Sydney.” This $60m facility has been built to ASIO T4 intruder resistant, PCI (Payment Card Industry), ISO 27001 and the Uptime Institute Tier III design standards.
The first phase of the Intellicentre 4 campus will see Macquarie Telecom developing a Managed Security Data Centre in Canberra, with best-of-breed security and networking technology, to exceed ISO, DSD (Defence Signals Directorate) and ASIO specifications. Additional Infrastructure to support these federal Government initiatives will be deployed in IC2 Sydney for increased resiliency and customer access options. Through the protection of these Secure Internet Gateways, Macquarie will leverage its Australian owned, operated and managed facilities to support government requirements for Managed Hosting, Storage and Government Cloud services.
“Being based in Canberra, the Intellicentre 4 Bunker marks Macquarie Telecom's dedicated investment in secure hosting for government, one which reaffirms our commitment to be the trusted provider connecting the public sector in Australia to the world wide web,” said Glen Noble. “We see growth in ICT investments for government as a core opportunity for Macquarie Telecom to build on its longstanding reputation for delivering hosting environments which meet rigorous public-sector standards for security and reliability, as well as increasing concerns around user privacy and data sovereignty.”
The Bunker is expected to open for business in mid 2013.
About Macquarie Telecom
Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ), is Australia's number one Managed Hosting and business-only telecommunications company. Working with and supporting some of Australia's best-known organisations in the corporate and government sectors, Macquarie Telecom is a full service hosting provider offering managed dedicated servers, managed co-location, and managed private, hybrid and public clouds. Our fully owned, Australian based government data centres are the most secure and accredited data centres in Australia with ISO27001, PCI Compliance, DSD Gateway and ASIO Intruder Resistant accreditation. Macquarie Telecom's offerings are underpinned by world-class customer care which is delivered by our fully owned and managed customer service centre, MacquarieHUB. Combining Business-Grade Full line (Voice, Data & Mobile) Telecommunications with Hosting services to offer truly integrated end-to-end communications solutions, Macquarie Telecom is best placed to help transition organisations to the new online NBN era, enabling greater agility and growth. Macquarie Telecom has invested $60 Million at its new Tier 3 data centre, Intellicentre 2, at Macquarie Park, NSW.
Head office: Level 20, 2 Market Street, Sydney 2000. Website: http://www.macquarietelecom.com
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