Quarry Notches Multi-Million Router Deal

Quarry Technologies said its routers will be deployed in a South Korean Internet service provider’s network as part of a new multi-million-dollar deal.

The exact value of Dacom Corp.’s order, which includes Quarry’s IQ800 security service router, was not disclosed.

The gear will allow Dacom to offer its multi-protocol label switching virtual private network customers advanced security services including: secure remote access, high-speed encryption and intrusion detection, among others.

“We are very pleased that Dacom chose our products after testing them against competitive solutions,” said Ian Mashiter, Quarry’s president and CEO. “This is validation that we have the performance and price leadership in this emerging category of products.”

Mashiter joined the Burlington, Mass., company this month after co-founding Ennovate Networks, an Internet Protocol routing firm, that raised $85 million in venture capital but closed in 2001 amid the telecom slump.

In Dacom, Quarry cements a relationship with one of South Korea’s largest communications companies. It provides international and domestic long-distance telephony, Internet, and data communication services in South Korea, and is the second largest fixed-line carrier in the country.

Dacom also provides network and data communication services. It owns Chollian, an online communications service and through its KIDC subsidiary, offers data center services. Dacom also has a significant interest in the Powercomm cable network.

A Quarry spokesman said the fact that South Korea represents the largest broadband market in the world (in part because DSL is subsidized by the governement) makes the deal all the more significant.

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