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Intel-Based Servers Boost Performance And Enhance Security Of The Australian Department Of Defence's ICT Network

  • 27 July, 2005 14:13

<p>SYDNEY, Australia, July, 27 2005 – Charged with protecting Australia and its national interests, the Australian Department of Defence has deployed Intel® Itanium® 2- and Intel® Xeon™-based HP Integrity &amp; HP ProLiant servers to support the Tier-3 Threat Management product - Huntsman. The overall solution has been designed to protect the Department of Defence’s Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) Network from potential security threats.</p>
<p>The Australian Department of Defence’s ICT Network is the third largest network in Australia, and is accessed daily by more than 70,000 military personnel and contractors. The Department of Defence selected the Intel Itanium 2- and Intel Xeon-based servers from HP in order to gain better performance, security and flexibility for its users.</p>
<p>The Tier-3 Huntsman product takes advantage of the flexible server architecture to develop an enterprisewide threat management solution for the Australian Department of Defence. The infrastructure to support the Tier-3 solution consisted of Intel Itanium 2-based HP Integrity rx7620 four-way servers, Xeon-based HP ProLiant DL580 four-way and DL380 two-way servers. Running Microsoft Server 2003 and a high-volume SQL 64 database environment, the industry standard-based solution will provide real-time prevention against security risks.</p>
<p>The Australian Defence Department processes large amounts of data and, in a world where reaction-speed often equals security, it required IT infrastructure capable of retrieving and processing information related to security risks in a more timely fashion.</p>
<p>Following the selection and deployment of Intel’s server platforms, Defence significantly enhanced its ability to protect the network because the server platform enabled them to instantly detect noncompliant system activity as well as forensically accessing and searching files significantly faster.</p>
<p>In order to provide a holistic and multilayered security solution across the Department’s ICT network, operating systems and application layers, the Department of Defence has deployed Tier-3 Huntsman’s Behavioral Anomaly Detection (B.A.D.) and Threat Management technology on the Intel Itanium 2- and Intel Xeon-based servers from HP.</p>
<p>These new systems will enable the Department to monitor how the network is being used around the clock and immediately access information necessary for monitoring, preventing and ceasing unauthorised activity.</p>
<p>Brett Hannath, regional solutions manager of Intel’s Asia-Pacific Solutions Group said, “The Intel Itanium 2- and Intel Xeon-based servers offer high-performance computing capabilities, so the Department of Defence can now deploy critical applications within a more secure environment in a flexible and cost-effective manner.”</p>
<p>About Intel</p>
<p>Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.</p>
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<p>For more information, please contact:</p>
<p>Daniel Anderson
Intel Australia Pty Ltd
+61 2 9937 5886
+61 418 686 775
daniel.anderson@intel.com</p>
<p>Marty Filipowski
Spectrum Communications
+61 2 9954 3299
martyf@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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