Radware Helps SK Group Support Next-Generation Unified Communications Platform

- Leading Korean IT service provider chooses Alteon 5412 to support its new group portal to have 7 x 24 communications services

Dec 06, 2010, 05:30 ET from Radware Ltd.

MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), a leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced that SK C&C, a leading IT service provider in Korea, has successfully deployed Alteon® 5412 application switches to build a robust, uninterrupted web portal service and reduce total cost of ownership for the SK Group.

With more than 30,000 employees in 113 offices worldwide, SK Group was faced with a challenge to find a single platform that would allow for seamless and effective internal communications and able to best address the latest trends of mobile data and applications – being used more and more within the company. Therefore, SK C&C came to Radware with a request for proven stability as a key factor to provide non-stop service for all of the SK Group employees, in addition to addressing network capacity and availability challenges whilst providing an easy-to-manage solution to further save on operational costs.

SK C&C chose to upgrade and deploy Radware's Alteon 5412 as it provided the best solution to answer these needs. The Alteon 5412 uniquely provides higher port density with 10GE connectivity which allows SK C&C to design a more flexible and fully-redundant network topology. Additionally, various standard-based network link failover mechanisms help SK C&C prevent physical loop and supports fastest link / traffic failover. As a result, the productivity has greatly improved in light of faster communication. The new infrastructure also equips SK Group to meet the increasing traffic and volatile network demand.

Additionally, total cost of ownership has been significantly reduced as Alteon 5412 utilizes the same Alteon OS as previous versions thus, reducing the learning curve and associated training costs making it easier to deploy and integrate into the existing network. Furthermore, the on demand approach offered by this Radware platform enables SK C&C to overcome capacity planning challenges and further reduce risks associated with data center growth for better investment protection.

"Radware's Alteon 5412 has enabled us to secure the service stability of the Group portal and reduce operating costs. Also, we believe that the Radware's on-demand technology and performance superiority will help us tackle the increasing traffic challenges of the future," said Mr. Kwon Oh-In of the SK C&C NS Team. "This high availability, uninterrupted group portal service and mobile office platform makes internal communications between head quarters and the affiliates more seamless and increases our productivity."

"The Alteon 5412 is an ideal ADC solution for the integrated service of large data centers in terms of traffic processing, scalability and port density. It provides the market's most powerful ADC platform with better performance than the competition, as well as a market-first Hypervisor-based ADC virtualization solution which addresses SK C&C future development," said Mr. Kevin Kim, Country Manager of Radware Korea. "With our professional and well experienced local team, we are confident we will provide the best service and solution to the SK C&C Group."  

Radware has incorporated the Alteon product family into its Business Smart Data Center solutions and strategy. The Alteon 5412 embeds Radware's on demand infrastructure approach ensuring Alteon customers can gain throughput and service scalability based on business demand.

About SK C&C

Since its foundation in 1991, SK C&C has provided IT consulting, systems integration and maintenance services to financial services, communications, energy, logistics and other industries as well as public institutions throughout Korea. As a growing global IT service leader, SK C&C has also started various new businesses from green IT to ICT convergence focusing on global markets.

About Radware

Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), the global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for nearly 10,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute®, Radware's comprehensive and award-winning suite of application delivery and network security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks "business smart". For more information, please visit www.radware.com.

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