The contract includes primarily the administration of the existing network infrastructure of the energy company. This five-year cooperation will also include participation in on-going, as well as planned, projects for development of the WAN/LAN networks. Within this contract, Dial Telecom will secure the operations of more than 160 locations of NET4GAS in 11 regions, in total, with 350 active network devices and 1,600 kilometers of long-distance and local-area optical and metalic cable routes.
Advanced requirements for security
The provided solution of the WAN administration is rare, particularly for its demands for high security and services availability, which reflects in the final level of the SLA between the two entities. The requirements for strict security arise from the responsibility of NET4GAS for the energy security of the Czech Republic and trouble-free national, as well as international, transit and deliveries of gas overlapping to the whole Central European region.
Jiří Kutílek, the manager of the retail department of Dial Telecom, says about the provided network security technology: “The solution to the network security for NET4GAS is, of course, a multilevel one, and comes from the needs and identified risks. This security is both physical, from the viewpoint of the location of the key infrastructure, and logical, from the viewpoint of the network topology.“
What Dial Telecom also implements are measures related to redundancy of the key components, management of IT, as well as non-IT, access, IT security and proactive monitoring.
What also played a role in meeting all qualification criteria was the 13-year-long experience of Dial Telecom with the provision of data services to both Czech and foreign partners and the previous successful cooperation with NET4GAS.
Zdeněk Haloda, IT Manager of NET4GAS, added: ”Dial Telecom has been cooperating with the RWE Group for many years. In this public tender, Dial Telecom again proved its flexibility and excellent orientation to customers and offered the best ratio of price and design of the required service. As a result, Dial Telecom retained its position among the IT partners NET4GAS can rely on with its new management strategy.”
The launch of the services is planned for the beginning of May 2013.
Further information, http://www.dialtelecom.cz or at the following contacts:
Marketing manager, PR
tel.: + 420 226 204 159
tel.: +420 732 582 776
About Dial Telecom a.s. (Czech Republic)
The joint stock company Dial Telecom is a provider of a complex portfolio of voice, data and Internet services with guaranteed service availability all over the Czech Republic through its own unified optical network. The Dial Telecom network has its central monitoring center in Prague. The network monitoring, as well as the customer support center, are in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Dial Telecom a.s. is a holder of ISO 9001:2009 Quality Management, ISO 14001:2005 Environmental Management and ISO 27001:2006 Information Security Management (i.e. protection of sensitive information from unauthorized access) certificates.
About NET4GAS s.r.o.
NET4GAS is the holder of the exclusive license for gas transit (TSO) in the Czech Republic. The company operates more than 3,600 kilometers of gas pipelines and its transit system gaurantees security and reliability, operational perfection and innovative solutions, which respect its commitment to future generations. NET4GAS connects markets in all geographical directions with cross-connections over the borders and capacity products as well as its proactive role of creating the future model of the European gas market. It contributes to an increase in energy security, not only in the Czech Republic but also in the entire central-European region. Further informaton at http://www.net4gas.cz/.