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Equens S.p.A. Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 to Provide Secure Data Transport for Italian Finance Network

(May 23, 2012)

MARTINSRIED, GERMANY and MUNICH, GERMANY and MILAN, ITALY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/23/12 --

ADVA AG Optical Networking / Equens S.p.A. Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 to Provide Secure Data Transport for Italian Finance Network.

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New Solution Ensures Secure Transport for Mission-Critical Data

ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Equens S.p.A., a leader in payment services for European financial customers, has selected the FSP 3000 to connect its data centers in Milan, Italy. Equens S.p.A.'s network uses the FSP 3000 to transport mission-critical data and highly confidential information. To ensure the integrity and availability of this data, the network has been configured for maximum security and highest availability focusing on business continuity, disk mirroring and disaster recovery.

"Our business depends upon the reliability and high availability of our network. It's critical to both our success and our customers' success," explained Guido Gatti, general manager operations, Equens S.p.A. "ADVA Optical Networking addresses these demands. In fact, that's why they've been a trusted partner for so long. The architecture has been implemented to always ensure the maximum availability of the data. This ensures protection on your investment and that your data is always available and accessible. The FSP 3000 is recognized in the financial community as the one data transport solution with the highest certification program in the storage environment."

The FSP 3000 is a scalable Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) system built to specific enterprise needs and networking demands. The modular design ensures a flexible network foundation and securely delivers mission-critical data across large distances and multiple protocols. Equens S.p.A. is now able to optimize its bandwidth use with several wavelengths, and can easily upgrade or connect to other systems, saving time and resources.

"We designed this network with several key objectives: high availability, scalability, small footprint and low power consumption," said Fabrice Jean, vice president, sales, Northern and Southwest Europe, ADVA Optical Networking. "By doing this, we enable Equens S.p.A. to continue offering exceptional service to its finance customers, while also abiding by strict service level agreements and regulations. Having already deployed our equipment in some of the world's leading financial markets, we have extensive experience to draw upon and were able to build a solution that exceeds all current demands and will grow with the organization."

About ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company's FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers' networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company has become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at

About Equens S.p.A

Equens SE is one of the largest payment processors in Europe, leading the market for future-proof payment and card solutions. With an annual processing volume of 9.9 billion payments and 4 billion POS and ATM transactions, Equens has a European market share of more than 12.5%.

The European payments market calls for payment and card processors with a pan-European vision. Equens supports the development of a single, uniform European payments market (SEPA). Consequently, the company has dedicated itself to the standardisation and harmonisation of European and global payments. Equens offers full reach within the eurozone and has a strategic partnership with the Federal Reserve Banks in the United States for the processing of intercontinental payments.

With offices in five countries - the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Finland and the United Kingdom - Equens understands local market needs in Europe better than anyone. The company offers European market coverage and has clients and partnerships in multiple European countries. Equens' strategy is geared towards further growth and economies of scale, with the aim of providing sustainable financial benefits to its clients - now and in the future. For more information, please visit us at

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