InTouch is an independent service provider based in the Netherlands deploying the iQ8000 to offer retail and wholesale network-based security services. InTouch has worked with the Quarry product since beta stages in late 2002.
InTouch integrates a partner network, Intouch.net, which enables the development of tailor-made retail and ISP customer solutions that encompass network, Internet, co-location and application services.
The Quarry iQ platform will be deployed to provide security services to its value-added network business partners and also to DSL-based IP and retail customers that require network-based security services.
Rager Ossel, CEO of InTouch, said, "With the Quarry iQ Security Service Router we can bring considerable value to partners and customers while increasing operational efficiencies."
Providing security services such as network-based firewall, intrusion detection and secure access to IP, MPLS and Frame Relay VPNs on a per subscriber basis is enabled through Quarry's virtual service capabilities. The system logically partitions customers on secure virtual connections so that each customer or partner can select the security services needed and then manage and control its own specific services.
Ian Mashiter, president and CEO of Quarry Technologies. "We are pleased that the iQ8000 Security Service Routers are well-suited for such a leading-edge network, and are excited to contribute to the new security value that InTouch brings to its partners and customers."
Quarry's iQ-series Security Service Routers allow service providers to offer network-based security services to IP, MPLS and Frame Relay VPNs, extending security services to the edge of the service provider's network.
Quarry claims that its iQ products are the industry's most scalable and manageable carrier-class network security platforms. They are full-featured Internet routing platforms optimised for delivering high-performance security services, including IPsec encrypted VPNs, stateful firewalls and intrusion detection systems.