SC Magazine Names Verizon Business European Managed Security Services Provider of the Year

SC Magazine has named Verizon Business Managed Security Services Provider of the Year, in recognition of the company's leadership and innovation within the security market.

The new award, presented recently at the annual SC Awards Europe 2010, cited Verizon Business' high levels of customer service, breadth of managed security solutions and industry leadership. SC highlighted the company's commitment to the security industry in driving integrated security strategies, information certification and partner programs, investigative response services, and its ground-breaking Data Breach Investigations Reports.

The magazine also cited Verizon Business' range of professional consulting services, which help businesses evaluate current security and network systems and services, plan a strategy for improvement, and support future implementation.

Peter Tippett, vice president of technology and innovation at Verizon Business, said: "This award is a valuable accolade from the security community and demonstrates our contribution to the future of the industry as a whole. It recognizes the talent, passion and hard work within our organization - from our teams responsible for managed security services, network engineering, professional consulting services, and customer care, product and innovation. Together, we are dedicated to providing our MSS customers around the world with the highest level of support through our best-of-breed technology."

Now entering its third decade, the SC Awards Europe are universally recognised as the most coveted and prestigious awards for the European information security industry. They celebrate those people and businesses that protect the data and well-being of European enterprises. Winners are selected by a panel of industry judges from the highest levels of the information security profession as well as the SC editorial team.

Verizon Security Meets the Demanding Needs of Today's Businesses

Verizon Business offers a rich portfolio of security solutions, including threat and vulnerability services; governance, risk and compliance solutions; data loss and prevention solutions; and identity management solutions.  The solutions are delivered by the company's more than 1,200 security professionals around the globe.  More information is available by visiting http://www.verizonbusiness.com/products/security.  The company also provides additional security insight and analysis via the Verizon Security Blog.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world's most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions.  We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees - enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment.  Many of the world's largest businesses and governments - including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions - rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.