Pacnet will provide high-capacity, low-latency connectivity to support the Chinese mobile software company's network from Asia to the United States
HONG KONG - Media OutReach - 2 November 2011 - NetQin Mobile Inc. ("NetQin"), a leading provider of consumer mobile security and productivity applications, has selected Pacnet, Asia's leading independent telecommunications service provider, to enhance its network infrastructure and boost the delivery of its products and services across Asia and the United States.
"Mobile security threats are set to escalate as more Internet-connected mobile devices proliferate across the market. As one of the first companies in the world to recognize smartphone security risks, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the turnkey solutions they need to secure their mobile devices," said Dr Henry Lin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NetQin. "Hence, we demand a powerful network with high availability to support our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model."
"We chose Pacnet for its global reach, proven scalability and reliability, which we believe will give us both the network performance and stability that will enable us to grow our presence globally and take our business to the next level," said Dr Lin.
The deal enables NetQin to utilize a range of Pacnet services including IP Transit, co-location, managed services and Ethernet International Private Leased Line (EIPL) Service, in China, Hong Kong and the United States, so as to further extend NetQin's market reach across Asia Pacific and the United States as it expands and enhances its industry-leading threat monitoring capabilities.
"Today's web-enabled businesses are highly dependent on efficient and reliable network services to bring to the market unrivaled solutions for consumers and enterprises alike," said Bill Barney, Chief Executive Officer of Pacnet. "Our next-generation infrastructure will ensure the smooth and seamless distribution of cutting-edge mobile security solutions that will provide better protection and performance to NetQin's customers."
Pacnet's efficient and resilient network will also provide NetQin's headquarters in Beijing with rapid access to data from its recently opened Security Research Center based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the United States, speeding up the early detection of mobile security threats.
"We are delighted that NetQin is able to leverage our services to more effectively manage their business, and ultimately, better serve their customers with first-class threat monitoring tools," said Lily Zhang, Managing Director of Pacnet China. "Pacnet is committed to connecting more China-based businesses to the world through our extensive global subsea network footprint and leadership as the premier IP network provider in the region."
Pacnet's IP Transit service provides carriers and software companies with one-hop global connectivity to major Internet peering points and content providers, delivering a truly global IP infrastructure. Pacnet also offers advanced data center facilities including Data Landing Stations that offer direct access to Pacnet's EAC-C2C subsea cable, Asia's largest privately owned subsea network.
Pacnet is Asia's leading independent telecommunications service provider, formed from the operational merger of Asia Netcom and Pacific Internet. Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, Asia's largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km, with a design capacity of 17.92 Tbps to 30.72 Tbps to and from each of the landing countries, as well as EAC Pacific, which spans 9,620 km across the Pacific Ocean and delivers up to 1.92 Tbps of capacity between Asia and North America. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading IP-based solutions for carriers, large enterprises and SMEs, and delivers unique high-speed data hosting solutions through its network of data centers which include the industry's first Data Landing Stations. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.
NetQin Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of consumer-centric mobile Internet services focusing on security and productivity. NetQin was one of the first companies to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and is now a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with over 100 million registered user accounts worldwide. As a market leader in mobile security, NetQin's innovation and global significance have been widely recognized through distinctions such as the 2011 Technology Pioneer Award bestowed by the World Economic Forum. For more information, please visit http://www.netqin.com.
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