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Alcatel-Lucent selects Italy’s Redco Telematica as its business partner to expand upon data networking and security market successes


Paris — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that in support of its strong results in both data and security markets, it is signing a Value-Added Distributor agreement with Redco Telematica. Redco brings the benefit of its solid experience in these two important sectors, and it will join Alcatel-Lucent’s partner, EDSlan, as part of an Italian distribution network.

Redco has experience in planning and implementing solutions based on Alcatel-Lucent technologies, including Brick VPN Firewall, and has completed training on the full portfolio of Alcatel-Lucent enterprise networking and security products in order to provide pre-sales and after sales support to resellers.

“Through this agreement, Alcatel-Lucent expands its coverage to deliver data networking and security solutions through yet another expert and skilled partner who brings further support to resellers,” says Claudio Soland Enterprise Sales & Support Manager, for Alcatel-Lucent in the region. “Networking security and data communications are now critical aspects in every company, not only because of the importance of protecting and sharing of information internally and externally, but also in order to ensure business continuity and success. That is why choosing the right partner is even more important in this area, which has led Alcatel-Lucent to expand its collaboration with Redco.”

“The Italian market requires professional and functional solutions coupled with advanced technical skills from the supplier,” remarks Elisa Mancassola, General Manager of Redco Telematica. “We’ve always acknowledged Alcatel-Lucent for the high added value of its solutions, and we think that together with our rock-solid experience in providing solutions, products and support, we will be able to meet the needs of a demanding yet diversified market.”

Alcatel-Lucent offers a comprehensive set of network and application security products to protect and maintain the reliability of communication infrastructures and safeguard the people who use them. Alcatel-Lucent security solutions protect against threats and attacks across eight security dimensions: access control, authentication, non-repudiation, data confidentiality, communication security, data integrity, availability and privacy.

The ITU-T X.805 standard, derived from the Bell Labs security framework and was subsequently brought forward to the ITU standards committee for international adoption, addresses the global security challenges of service providers, enterprises and consumers. This architecture can be applied to wireless, optical and wire-line voice networks; data networks and converged networks to address security concerns at each security layer-infrastructure, services and applications.

Alcatel-Lucent provides the industry’s best value in highly available, secure and easy to manage network solutions. Network infrastructure products provide wired and wireless switching and routing for LAN, WLAN and WAN environments in fixed or modular configurations. Whether in the core or the edge, Alcatel Lucent networking solutions ensure manageability, security and availability.

Additional information on Alcatel-Lucent’s specific solutions and products mentioned in this release can be found at the links below:
security products
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About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:


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