Radware, a leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced it has signed Kapsch CarrierCom, one of Austria’s leading system innovators and the world leading GSM-R (GSM for railways) supplier as a Radware reseller partner; further expanding Radware’s foothold in the global application delivery market. By joining Radware’s channel network, Kapsch will receive extensive knowledge and training for all Radware application delivery and application security product lines including the newly acquired-Alteon® product line from Nortel.
Kapsch CarrierCom is one member company of the Kapsch Group (~3000 employees), is headquartered in Vienna/Austria and has 17 subsidiaries worldwide. The company has built up its expertise to support customers in migrating their existing fixed or mobile voice and data networks to new architectures, like IMS and EPC - for many years. Thus the company has solid experience in integrating new technologies into already existing infrastructures, service platforms and OSS/BSS systems and processes.
“With the Radware product portfolio Kapsch CarrierCom is able to increase the scalability and availability of its Carrier Class SIP based VoIP and Mobile Packet Core Systems. We will use Radware products as the “glue” for providing more secure and flexible access to service platforms and self care portals within their Mobile and fixed End to End Network solutions,” stated Engelbert Kerschbaummayr, Director Customer Solution Management Kapsch CarrierCom. “So with Kapsch CarrierCom and Radware, customers will be able to increase the flexibility and time to market of their own service packages. We are confident to have chosen the best partner for Carrier Class Application Delivery and Security for supporting its journey to converged IP multimedia and data networks” he concluded.
Under the terms of the agreement, Kapsch will work closely with Radware to sell these solutions as a key component to establishing the next-generation data center solution for the carrier market. As a new partner, Kapsch will be able to better serve its customers; increasing the value it delivers by offering one of the most technologically-advanced application delivery products available.
Radware is dedicated to providing the highest level of support, best practices, and responsiveness to ensure long-lasting channel partner and end-customer satisfaction and success. The Company is committed to the Alteon brand – in terms of the product line, channel and customers – by guaranteeing a five-year product support plan and roadmap, which includes upgrading the product line and its longevity.
“Partnering with Kapsch enables us to increase our stronghold in Europea,” stated Alfred Bettheil, Sales Manager Austria & South East Europe. “We are confident that together with Kapsch we will be able to better provide a more effective offering to our mutual customers and fulfill their current and future needs.”
Radware acquired the Alteon Layer 4-7 application delivery products on March 31, 2009, which included Alteon Application Switches and Alteon Application Accelerators. The Alteon products deliver application availability, performance and security by balancing and accelerating traffic and by giving IT managers control over their network.
Since the acquisition, Radware has delivered new Alteon series platforms as well as enhanced training, programs and tools to help channel partners understand Radware’s Alteon vision, key differentiators and value-added benefits.as well as to introduce Radware comprehensive data center application delivery and security to the channel partners.
About Kapsch CarrierCom AG
Kapsch CarrierCom (kapschcarrier.com) is a global system integrator and innovator of fixed, mobile, transportation and access networks solutions. The company provides an end to end service spectrum: from analysis and consulting, design and product development, integration and installation, to training, maintenance and support, as well as operation of complete networks. Kapsch CarrierCom is a global leader in the development of future technologies for service providers and has achieved world-wide market leadership in GSM-R digital wireless train communication. Among Kapsch CarrierCom's customers are some of the largest GSM-R railway operators in important markets such as France and Germany which has the world's largest GSM-R network.
Radware (radware.com), a 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".
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the Application Switching or Network Security industry, changes in demand for Application Switching or Network Security products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware's Form 20-F