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Eager to help Smart City adoption, Allied Telesis Malaysia announces ‘VPN firewall for rugged, harsh environments’

AvantiKumar | May 17, 2016
Citing Iskandar Malaysia as example, Allied Telesis' Paul Choy said the company will work with respective government agencies and corporate agencies to secure critical infrastructures.

Paul Choy, Country Sales Manager of Allied Telesis 

Photo - Paul Choy, Country Sales Manager, Allied Telesis Malaysia Sdn Bhd.


Global networking solutions specialist Allied Telesis said it will help to speed up Smart Cities adoption in Malaysia.

During the launch of a new secure "VPN for harsh, rugged environments", called AT-AR2010V VPN firewall, Allied Telesis' Malaysia country sales manager Paul Choy

"As Malaysia is moving towards rapid adoption of Smart Cities, the Iskandar Region in Johor being one fine example, Allied Telesis aims to work with the respective government agencies and corporate organisations to provide secure connectivity by minimising disruptions to critical information on their network infrastructure," said Choy.

"This is to protect the public, the economy as well as government services, especially when we are in the need to improve traffic monitoring systems, video surveillance, flood and pollution sensors, along with industrial telemetry systems," he said

Choy said the AT-AR2010V VPN firewall was "the ideal choice for remote, high-performance deployments, such as those found in transportation, retail, manufacturing, and many other IoT applications."

Secure communications

He said the solution has been developed "specifically for secure communications applications where a small form factor is highly desirable-such as traffic control, video surveillance, vending, ticketing, and remote telemetry-the AR2010V delivers the performance, reliability, security, and value that today's customers demand."

A company product statement said:  "the powerful AT-AR2010V is capable of encrypted throughput in excess of 400Mbps. When combined with an integrated DPI firewall and Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDS/IPS), this high throughput ensures that high-speed machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and control is secure from attack or eavesdropping.

"In addition, features like optional 3G/4G connectivity, AC or hard-wired DC power, and a rugged compact design make the AT-AR2010V ideal for situations where mains power or wired network connections may not be available."
The AT-AR2010V is compatible with Allied Telesis Management Framework (AMF), a network management tool that provides centralised management and zero-touch installation and recovery of deployed devices.

"The AT-AR2010V is suitable for a wide range of applications that require high performance security in demanding environments," said Graham Walker, product marketing manager at Allied Telesis.

"It can survive the wide temperature ranges of industrial or outdoor applications, so it can deliver high-speed secure data almost anywhere," Walker said. "It complements our existing range of Industrial Ethernet switches. When used with AMF, it allows lower operating costs than other vendors' products-an important consideration for large-scale projects such as Smart Cities."


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