Melbourne’s IXOM ups digital transformation with BT’s SD-WAN, cyber security services

By Telecom Times Contributing Editor Sevdalina Uzunova

Melbourne-based water treatment firm IXOM is stepping up its digital transformation push, with BT rolling out a suite of managed software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) and cyber security  services.

As part of the deal, BT will deploy a new generation of network technology, enabling IXOM to shift applications and data to the cloud, and boosting agility, efficiency and innovation across its operations.

“We are creating a resilient and agile technology environment to support our cloud applications and services,” said Rowan Start, head of IT for IXOM. “It will come with the ability to detect and respond to cyber threats in near real time.”

According to the UK telco, its BT Agile service will provide IXOM with a faster, simpler and more secure way of setting up new sites by utilizing a deeper understanding of network infrastructure and traffic flows as well as improved control.

Agile Connect uses software-defined networking (SDN) on a national or global scale to dynamically determine the most effective route for traffic to take across a customer’s wide area network.

“Its dynamic routing allows organisations to meet bandwidth demand by making it  easier to introduce new access services to their network or by making better use of what previously were back-up connections,” BT said. “It also ensures that traffic from high-priority business applications always takes the best performing route.”

In addition, BT will deliver a 24/7 global cyber threat detection, investigation and response service designed to help protect IXOM from rapidly evolving threats. Based on a key security information and event management (SIEM) platform, along with a raft of dedicated cyber analyst services, BT will provide the offering from its Australian Cyber Security Operation Centre.


Categories: ANZ, Cyber security, SD-WAN, Telcos

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