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Robust network enables TietoEnator to provide secure 24x7 support for financial services customers

Secure infrastructure protects financial details of consumers and businesses

ntl:Telewest Business, part of the Virgin Media Group, is enabling IT services company TietoEnator to enhance its hosted managed service offering through the provision of a highly secure and robust communications network. TietoEnator’s customers that use a hosted solution, which include the Co-operative Bank, will benefit from an improved disaster recovery capability, as the robust connectivity enables TietoEnator to provide its customers with 24x7 support.

With 60 customers within the UK’s banking sector, TietoEnator required an inherently secure solution to ensure the safety and privacy of consumers and businesses’ financial details.

TietoEnator is also using an ntl:Telewest Business’s Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IPVPN) to connect its 380 UK employees based in five UK offices.

Richard Gammon, Managing Director, TietoEnator Banking & Insurance, said: “Data security is of paramount importance to our customers in the financial services sector and the network supplied by ntl:Telewest Business not only offers scalability, but the very highest levels of security. As we continue our growth in the UK, our network can grow with us without any impact on the service we currently offer to our customers.”

“By using one network across all branches of TietoEnator’s UK operation, the company will be able to achieve its desired levels of growth with no impact on its current high levels of customer service,” said John Cunningham, Director of Business Market’s for ntl:Telewest Business. “When your current and potential customers are within the financial and insurance sectors, the ability to offer assurance of the integrity of all data and information is of paramount importance.”


Notes to editor:

ntl:Telewest Business is connecting TietoEnator’s offices using its own IP VPN and Multi-Service Switch technology. This provides the security of a VPN with superior performance for business-critical applications, plus the cost benefits of converging voice, data and video traffic on the same network.

About ntl:Telewest Business

ntl:Telewest Business, part of the UK’s second largest fixed-line telecommunications company, is a leading communications provider to businesses, public sector organisations and service providers in the UK. It delivers a complete portfolio of voice, data and internet solutions nation-wide.

ntl:Telewest Business sales and support teams are located across the UK, in close proximity to our customers, as part of a commitment to deliver superior customer service.

ntl:Telewest Business delivers services over the Group’s £13bn investment in its state-of-the-art infrastructure giving business customers access to the largest alternative network in the UK.

ntl:Telewest Business is trusted to provide critical communications to high profile customers including: Heathrow's Terminal 5, Birmingham City Council and Cambridge County Council.

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About TietoEnator

TietoEnator is one of the largest IT services companies in Europe and specialises in consulting, developing and hosting its customers' business operations in the digital economy. The Group's services are based on a combination of deep industry-specific expertise and the latest information technology. TietoEnator has 16,000 experts in 30 countries.

TietoEnator Banking & Insurance provides information technology solutions and services to leading financial institutions throughout Europe. With offices in 14 countries and 2,500 employees dedicated to banking, insurance and finance, the company’s core business solutions and services provide a unique competitive strength to more than 400 customers worldwide. TietoEnator’s strong industry-specific focus is a key differentiator, and its value proposition includes joining forces with clients in modernisation partnership models to transform infrastructure and processes.

TietoEnator’s global solutions include systems in core banking, e-banking, payments, cards, mortgages, instalment credit and collections. Customers include major banks, insurance companies and financial organisations that have chosen TietoEnator for its capability to deliver innovative, robust solutions with a solid return on investment.

ntl:Telewest Business press contacts:

Tara Flanagan, PR Executive
ntl:Telewest Business
T: 01256 753101

Sam Grace, Press Office
Rainier PR
T: 020 7494 6593

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