London South Bank University chooses Data Integration as preferred supplier

04 Apr 2006

Tuesday 4th April 2006, Data Integration today announced that it has been chosen as the preferred supplier to upgrade the LAN, network security and network management systems for London South Bank University (LSBU).

The project sees Data Integration replacing the University's legacy network with a fully switched resilient LAN based on Extreme Networks equipment along with perimeter, core and edge security.

London South Bank University selected Data Integration for the project following a rigorous OJEC procurement process. Data Integration demonstrated a clear understanding of LSBU's objectives and also placed a strong emphasis on its ability to build a trusted network, which will enable access to learning resources both on-campus and off-campus.

Soghra Zamani, Network Manager of the Computer Services Department at LSBU said, The University's staff and students work from a variety of locations, including their homes, which presents major technical and organisational challenges. We want to build a network that will provide our staff and students with secure access to University resources from wherever and whenever they want. Data Integration's hands-on experience of building remote access and security solutions was one of the critical factors in choosing them for this project.

Simon Crumplin, CEO at Data Integration said, We are extremely pleased to have been selected by LSBU. Our long-standing relationships with other customers in the HE sector such as Reading and Surrey have given us a thorough understanding of the unique challenges faced by the Universities. We are looking forward to working with LSBU to develop a flexible, resilient infrastructure that will support LSBU's objectives for secure mobility and scale with the University's growth plans.

The network upgrade which is due to take place this summer will enable students and staff to take advantage of more robust, reliable, flexible and high-performance ICT services.

About Data Integration

Data Integration is a London-based Networkand Systems Integrator. Data Integration has focussed on designing and delivering network and security infrastructures since the company's inception in 1997 and has gained deep experience in the University sector during the past six years. Our long-term relationships with universities mean that we understand the requirements for non-stop network availability, flexible access to applications and the special security challenges of the HE environment. We offer a portfolio of products and professional services to help organisations deliver advanced security, reliable, scalable network infrastructure and flexible access to University resources both on- and off-site.