CABLE & WIRELESS COMPLETES GLOBAL DATA NETWORK IN RECORD TIME TO SUPPORT BALTIMORE'S GLOBAL GROWTH Thursday 8 March 2001 PDF Print Cable & Wireless, the global telecommunications group, today (8th March 2001) announced the completion of a global frame relay network for Baltimore Technologies providing data connectivity between Baltimore Technologies' core offices worldwide. These sites include Tokyo, Sydney, Boston and London, with Dublin acting as the IT hub. Ongoing business expansion will mean that sites in Reading (UK), Toronto and Seattle will shortly be added to the network. The data network, completed in a record four months to keep pace with Baltimore Technologies' rapid expansion worldwide, has accelerated users' communication speeds between offices by up to 200 per cent. The technology has also enabled staff elsewhere in the growing organisation to access business-critical applications, run from the Dublin office. Other benefits for the IT managers include more timely information and improved reporting. Baltimore Technologies can now manage its own network through Cable & Wireless' Customer Link website, in addition to having its own dedicated account manager. Extensive global network Responding to rapid growth worldwide, Baltimore Technologies required a fast installation of a flexible and efficient frame relay network that would link its offices worldwide. Karl Howley, Vice President of IT at Baltimore Technologies explained the decision to work with Cable & Wireless: "Cable & Wireless was the obvious choice. Its existing managed network is the world's biggest and, with our ever-expanding global business, we needed to take advantage of this. Its extensive network in Asia Pacific was also important. But what really impressed us was its ability to deliver an operational global network after just four months." Fast connection times Cable & Wireless installed a single network using managed routers to ensure data moves quickly and securely through the entire organization. "This has meant faster connection times for all our offices with Sydney and Tokyo experiencing a 200 per cent increase in speed of connection thanks to Cable & Wireless," Karl Howley explained. "Other improvements brought about by the new network are better productivity, more timely information and improved reporting. We can even manage our own network via the Cable & Wireless Customer Link website." Premium quality of service Graham Ryan, director of business marketing in Ireland for Cable & Wireless comments: "We are excited to work with Baltimore Technologies, a global leader in e-security. We consider them to be a core strategic partner and know that the network we have built for them has created a solid communications backbone for them that can be expanded as they grow. Central business critical applications now run from Baltimore's headquarters in Dublin and can be accessed by all offices worldwide." Strategic partnership with Baltimore Technologies In October last year, Cable & Wireless and Baltimore Technologies announced their intention to jointly develop and deliver secure e-business solutions worldwide. The partnership represents a significant initiative between a major Internet Protocol (IP) service provider and a leading e-security company to enable a secure and trusted Internet infrastructure for the digital economy. About Cable & Wireless Cable & Wireless is a major global telecommunications business with revenue of over £9 billion (US$14 billion) in the year to 31 March 2000 and customers in 70 countries. Its operations around the world offer a full range of telecommunications services. Cable & Wireless' focus for future growth is on IP (internet protocol) and data services and solutions for business customers. It is developing advanced IP networks and value-added services in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region in support of this strategy. With the capability of its global IP infrastructure and its strength in key markets, Cable & Wireless holds a unique position in terms of global coverage and services to business customers. For more information about Cable & Wireless, go to http://www.cw.com About Baltimore Technologies Baltimore Technologies develops and markets security products and services to enable companies to develop trusted, secure systems for e-business, the Internet and mobile commerce. Its products include a wide range of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) products and services, access and authorisation management solutions, wireless e-security, cryptographic toolkits, content security products, security applications and hardware cryptographic devices. Baltimore's global professional services organisation offers a wide variety of consulting, training and deployment support to its customers worldwide. Baltimore Technologies markets and sells its solutions worldwide directly and through the TrustedWorld partner program. TrustedWorld includes many of the world's leading technology companies and a wide variety of global, regional and local business alliance partners. Baltimore Technologies employs over 1200 people worldwide and operates from 38 cities, with headquarters in Dublin, Ireland; London, UK; Boston, USA and Sydney, Australia. Baltimore Technologies plc is a public company with dual listings on NASDAQ (BALT) and the London Stock Exchange (BLM). 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