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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Paul White, Services Delivery Manager

IP Performance Ltd

1-3 Merietts Court, Long Ashton Business Park

Long Ashton, Bristol, England UK BS41 9LW

Phone: +44 (0)1275 393382

http://www.ip-performance.co.uk

info@ip-performance.co.uk

IP Performance appointed official supplier on G-Cloud 4 for Blue Coat Web Security Service

Long Ashton, Bristol — October 29, 2013: IP Performance Ltd, a networking systems integrator and Value Added Reseller which specialises in delivering network infrastructure solutions to its customers, announced today that it is now an official supplier on the Government Procurement Service (GPS) G-Cloud 4 framework catalogue, the CloudStore (http://gcloud.civilservice.gov.uk/cloudstore). The IP Performance entry promotes the Blue Coat Web Security solution, and IP Performance's integrated professional services offerings. IP Performance was the first Blue Coat Premier Partner in EMEA to achieve accreditation as a Managed Security Services Partner (MSSP), and the first UK BlueTouch Professional Services Partner (BTPSP). The Web Security solution can be delivered as a genuine cloud service without the requirement for any new on-site hardware or software.

G-Cloud is a Government initiative to simplify public sector procurement of IT services that use cloud computing. The CloudStore provides public sector organisations with a simple catalogue of services which can be purchased without requiring a full tender process. Central Government departments are specifically mandated to consider cloud-based solutions first in any IT procurement and the wider public sector generally has been strongly recommended to do the same. Up to the end of September 2013 there has been a total of over £53m reported G-Cloud sales.

The IP Performance G-Cloud catalogue entry features the Blue Coat Web Security Service which provides proactive web protection to organisations of all sizes without requiring appliances, servers or user desktops. The service works with Blue Coat WebPulse, the collaborative defence platform with over 75 million users to ensure real-time protection against known and unknown web-borne threats.

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About Government Procurement Service:

Government Procurement Service (GPS) is an executive agency of the Cabinet Office. Operating at the heart of the public sector, it delivers procurement savings by providing significant, sustainable savings through centralised sourcing, category and data management.

GPS plays a vital role helping to protect front line services by delivering savings through its aggregated commercial procurement solutions and managed services. In 2012-13 GPS delivered savings of £1.2bn against a managed spend of £11.4bn.

Strategic alliances with other buying organisations demonstrate GPS' commitment to working in partnership to deliver savings that benefit the whole of the public sector.

About IP Performance:

IP Performance is a leading supplier of customised network infrastructure and security solutions, and has been integrating complex network systems since 1994. The company delivers networking services and products as well as professional, certified network management and technical support services - 24 hours a day, 35 days a year. In addition to delivering the Blue Coat Systems solutions portfolio, IP Performance partner with Allot Communications, BlueCat Networks, Juniper, Emerson/Avocent, Barracuda Networks, Meru Networks, LogRhythm, Alcatel Lucent, Riverbed and Xangati. IP Performance's delivery of complex network solutions using leadingedge technology products is backed by 24-hour support from our technical assistance centre.

For further information about this news please contact:

Paul White

Services Delivery Manager

IP Performance Ltd

Phone: +44 (0)1275 393382

info@ip-performance.co.uk


"IP Performance enabled us to trial the system in a test environment and then between Dubai and Edinburgh. They provided us with full support and fast response to any problems."

Gavin Wilson, Systems Development Manager, Heriot Watt University

Specialised Network Infrastructure and Systems Integration

IP Performance
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Long Ashton Business Park
Long Ashton, Bristol
England, UK
BS41 9LW

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