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Quicksilver announces firewall agreement

18 Aug 2004

Quicksilver announces firewall agreement

Internet Service Provider Quicksilver has today signed a deal with Intrical to offer small businesses in New Zealand firewall protection from hackers and internet worms.

"Small businesses are realising the benefits of always-on internet connections, such as the ability to run their own web and email servers and download information in a fraction of the time it takes with a dial up connection." says Quicksilver MD Matthew Hobbs. "But always being connected to the internet brings exposure to risks from rogue hackers and worms; risks small businesses are often not prepared for."

A firewall removes this threat by 'guarding' IT systems and the company information stored on them, such as invoices and supplier details.

Quicksilver is offering a fully managed firewall service at an entry-level price. The firewall service removes the threat of small businesses being forced to pay for processing large amounts of data they didn't want in the first place and protects vital documents from damage or destruction; risks with an unprotected server. Unprotected organisations can even face charges from their own ISP for excess usage.

Matthew Hobbs: "Quicksilver specialises in supporting the internet needs of small businesses. We chose the Intrical firewall service as it matches this sector's specific needs. It provides constant, behind the scenes monitoring from qualified security professionals, without the cost and infrastructure normally associated with this level of protection."

Other features of the firewall service include automatic security updates, 24/7 monitoring of attacks and technical support from qualified security engineers.

Please email the Quicksilver for more information ends

Note to editors: Quicksilver ( is an Internet Service Provider offering fast, friendly and affordable telecommunication services to homes and businesses across New Zealand ranging from dialup internet, to tolls and Jetstream ADSL


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