Sichuan Mobile Selects CA’s Unicenter, Brightstor and eTRUST for Critical Operations Infrastructure

Integrated Management Solutions Ensure Reliability, Security and Cost-Efficiency of Leading Chinese Wireless Service Provider’s IT Environment

ISLANDIA, N.Y., and BEIJING, June 13, 2002 – Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) today announced that Sichuan Mobile Telecommunications Company (Sichuan Mobile) is deploying CA’s acclaimed Unicenter, BrightStor, and eTrust solutions to ensure the reliability, security and cost-efficiency of its critical operations infrastructure. These solutions will deliver the comprehensive, integrated management environment Sichuan Mobile requires to support its recently expanded and enhanced IT environment – allowing the company to optimize its service levels while keeping technology ownership costs under control.

Sichuan Mobile Telecommunications Company is the subsidiary of China Mobile located in China’s Sichuan Province. The company’s core services include mobile voice telecommunications, data telecommunications, IP telephone services, and multi-media services. To become more efficient and competitive, Sichuan Mobile initiated a major upgrade of its enterprise-computing environment. The new province-wide environment utilizes both a legacy mainframe system and Sun servers to support more than 1,200 PCs over a widely distributed network with a variety of databases and applications.

Sichuan Mobile’s IT team evaluated a variety of products for managing this complex environment, protecting critical data, and safeguarding its systems from unauthorized use or disruption. Only CA offered all of the functionality Sichuan Mobile required in an integrated solution set.

According to Sichuan Mobile, the stability and reliability of its IT systems are essential to effectively serve customers and out-perform the competition. The CA solutions are best-in-class and offer the most seamless end-to-end integration – making them ideal for both meeting service-level objectives and maximizing the effectiveness of IT personnel.

CA’s Unicenter Network and Systems Management provides Sichuan Mobile with 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting of its entire network’s operational status. It also detects potential problems before they impact business operations. Unicenter Software Delivery enables IT administrators to quickly and automatically distribute new software and software patches to all client machines. With Unicenter Remote Control, IT administrators can remotely monitor and fix the company’s 1,200 PCs without having to waste time traveling to each site. With Unicenter Asset Management, IT administrators can collect and maintain the software and hardware configuration information so vital to effective troubleshooting and planning.

Data protection and business continuity are key competitive elements in the telecommunications market. With CA’s BrightStor Enterprise Backup, Sichuan Mobile is able to manage its entire backup and restore operations from a single console – thereby ensuring that all of its critical data is properly protected. The industry-leading performance of BrightStor Enterprise Backup also reduces backup windows and keeps backup operations from adversely impacting daily business operations.

CA’s eTrust solutions provide Sichuan Mobile with easy-to-manage security tools, including eTrust Access Control for preventing unauthorized use of key network assets and eTrust Intrusion Detection for automatically blocking potential threats.

Integration between these three CA solution families enables Sichuan Mobile’s IT administrators to leverage policies, alerts, directories and asset data across multiple management functions, greatly improving productivity.

“As companies increase the sophistication of their enterprise IT environments, they also require more sophisticated tools for managing those environments,” said Cliff Yung, CA senior vice president of Greater China. “We are very pleased that Sichuan Mobile has chosen CA as its partner for achieving that level of management sophistication, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to further improve their operational efficiency, enhance their competitive position and help them deliver the best possible service to their customers.”

About the Sichuan Mobile Telecommunications Company

Sichuan Mobile Telecommunications Company is the subsidiary of China Mobile located in China’s Sichuan Province. The telecom’s core services include mobile voice telecommunications, data telecommunications, and IP telephone services and multi-media services. For more information, visit http://www.139sc.com.

About Computer Associates

Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA) delivers The Software That Manages eBusiness. CA’s world-class solutions address all aspects of eBusiness management through industry-leading brands: Unicenter for infrastructure management, eTrust for security management, BrightStor for storage management, CleverPath for portal and business intelligence, AllFusion for application life cycle management, Advantage for data management and application development, and Jasmine for object-oriented database technology. Founded in 1976, CA serves organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit http://ca.com.




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