'3' Signs Up With Verizon Business Security Solutions

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Verizon Business has been awarded a three-year contract to provide managed security services (MSS) for 3's (Hutchison 3G Australia) wireless network.

Verizon Business Security Solutions powered by Cybertrust will provide an on-site security specialist, 24-hour monitoring from the Verizon Business Asia Pacific Security Operations Center in Canberra, and full integration into the Verizon Business Global Managed Network Operations Center. Verizon Business will also provide round-the-clock monitoring and management for 3's firewall devices and recently deployed intrusion detection system (IDS).

Verizon Business became the leading provider of global managed security services to business and government customers worldwide with the July 1 completion of its acquisition of Cybertrust. 

"Having recently deployed IDS across our network, we went to the market looking for proven security specialists who could add to our existing levels of network protection," said Bill Millar, general manager commercial governance, Hutchison 3G Australia.  "Verizon Business Security Solutions' expertise, global resources, proven capability, competitive pricing and willingness to customize its managed security service delivery to meet our needs gave us confidence that the security of our network would be enhanced in their hands."

Paul O'Rourke, regional vice president, Verizon Business Security Solutions Asia Pacific, said: "As customers such as Hutchison begin to take up managed security solutions more widely, they are proactively seeking out providers with global capabilities, best practice processes, best-of-breed technology and highly skilled security practitioners. Verizon Business Security Solutions is ahead of the pack in that it easily fulfills all those criteria."

Verizon Business Security Solutions powered by Cybertrust allow organizations to cost-effectively manage their IT security management, monitoring and response needs.  The company has a group of information-security experts dedicated to helping customers identify and protect their most critical assets by delivering an ongoing strategy that ensures greater visibility and control of information security risks.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large business and government customers worldwide.  Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced communications, security and other professional service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.