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  • 22 September 2004 10:25

Holmesglen TAFE chooses NetStar for security and network management contract

NetStar to manage complete voice, data and security networks for three years.

NetStar Group, a leading IP network and managed solutions provider, today announced a contract win with Victoria’s largest college of Technical and Further Education (TAFE), Holmesglen TAFE.

The three-year contract covers management and maintenance of Holmesglen TAFE’s security network and builds on an existing relationship with NetStar to include management of the TAFE’s entire voice, data and security networks for Holmesglen TAFE.

Ron Gascoigne, Manager of Information Technology, Holmesglen TAFE said: “We chose NetStar because of their extensive experience in network management to large educational institutions, as well as the value for money proposition they put forward.

“We have always found NetStar to be extremely reliable and flexible and very easy to work with. They have injected a lot of experience and expertise into improving our existing network. Online analysis and reporting of the network is now enhanced, ensuring increased productivity as well as optimum security reporting.”

NetStar will manage and maintain a total of 142 mission critical devices and provide continuous round-the-clock security monitoring covering Holmesglen’s three campuses and four commercial offices.

Justin Bock, Account Manager, NetStar, said: ”Through good management practices, value for money services and strong skills sets, NetStar has been able to leverage its strong relationship with Holmesglen TAFE and broaden the scope of services on offer.

”NetStar has long recognised the extensive functionality educational institutions require from their networks. We have placed great importance in assisting them in managing and monitoring the efficiency of networks designed to meet their specific needs,” he said.

About NetStar Group NetStar Group is one of the largest Information Technology network and managed services providers in the Asia-Pacific region, with data, voice and security capabilities. NetStar’s state-of-the-art network management facilities help customers reduce the cost of managing their infrastructure. Our goal is to help customers better run their business, leveraging our proven networking expertise and experience. Headquartered in Hong Kong, NetStar is majority owned by ING Barings Private Equity Partners, with significant investments from CDP Capital, and Allen and Buckeridge. We have a strong network of technology relationships with major global IT suppliers, and expertise in designing, implementing and managing complex multi-vendor network environments. NetStar has delivered solutions to more than 1,500 enterprise and government customers since 1995, manages over 300 customers globally through our Global NetCentre (network support centre). Customers include ABB, Tyco, Energy Australia, China Telecom, Hong Kong Airport Authority and Suncorp Metway. www.netstarnetworks.com.au

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