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Dimension Data improves network security and performance for Taiwanese university

Zafirah Salim | July 8, 2015
Dimension Data will undertake a three-year uptime maintenance service project to replace and maintain Taiwan-based National Ilan University’s firewalls.

ICT solutions and services provider, Dimension Data, announced today that it has been chosen by Taiwan-based National Ilan University (NIU) to undertake a three-year uptime maintenance service project to replace and maintain the institution's firewalls.

NIU's Information & Computing Centre serves as the regional network management for the Taiwan Academic Network (TANet) and Taiwan Advanced Research & Education Network (TWAREN); and it is also responsible for providing quality and high bandwidth network connection for research and academic institutes in Yilan County.

According to a media statement, the university was struggling to keep pace with the increasing number of security threats it was facing. On top of that, its firewall was creating performance problems, making it difficult to deliver highly secure and seamless network performance.

As such, NIU appointed Dimension Data to implement a Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) to help safeguard its IT systems and scale quickly to cope with the institution's growth and changing demands.

Together with Check Point, Dimension Data is proposing a firewall upgrade plan that could offer top-level security and fast connection speeds for NIU while remaining compatible with the TANet. Controlled from a single centralised management system, the university's IT team now has a comprehensive overview of its security system.

In addition to technical solutions, Dimension Data is also providing NIU with a three-year Uptime maintenance service contract and Check Point product training to ensure a smooth and successful implementation.

"The needs and expectations of those involved in the education sector have vastly increased in recent years. Schools and students want a seamlessly 'connected' experience, both internally and externally, in order to access information and share knowledge. At the same time, IT teams are expected to cope with the dangers of constantly evolving cybercrimes along with the need to protect their systems and intellectual property," said Frank Liao, General Manager, Dimension Data Taiwan.

"We are pleased to have been able to work with NIU to tackle these challenges and deliver a state-of-the-art next-generation firewall solution to ensure optimal network performance and high scalability for future needs, without compromising network security on campus," he added.


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