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Vodafone unit to offer cyber security services

Vodafone unit to offer cyber security services

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Mobile phone giant, Vodafone says it has created a global line of business to provide enterprise customers with cyber security technologies specialist advice and support.

The mobile phone company said in a statement that the new Vodafone Enterprise Security Services (VESS) line of business will bring together the Group’s current portfolio of security products under the leadership of Simon Church, who will join the company in April as VESS Chief Executive reporting to Vodafone Group Enterprise Chief Executive Nick Jeffery.[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”right” bgcolor=”#” color=”#” bcolor=”#” arrow=”yes”]Cyber security has become one of the biggest areas of concern for business with increased focus being driven by government initiatives, new legislation and high profile data breaches, recent market reports highlight that global spending in information security could reach over $75.4 billion, Vodafone says.[/quote]

Cyber security has become one of the biggest areas of concern for business with increased focus being driven by government initiatives, new legislation and high profile data breaches, recent market reports highlight that global spending in information security could reach over $75.4 billion, Vodafone says.

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Our connected world is also faced with cyber security risks, Vodafone says

According to Vodafone, its cyber security unit, VESS is expected offer an expanded range of products, services and support in areas including:

  • cloud-based protection for business-critical applications;
  • network perimeter management;
  • threat detection and response; and
  • security assessments and advisory services focused on customer security policy development, risk management and compliance processes.

Nick Jeffery, Vodafone Group Enterprise chief executive adds that, “our customers know they face a wide range of cyber threats, many of which could materially impact their operations and brand. We know they’re looking for trusted partners with the right expertise to stand with them and help them secure their operations from end to end.’’

The new Vodafone cyber security unit “will be completely focused on helping our customers protect their businesses in an unpredictable world”, Jeffery adds.

According the company, VESS will work closely with a number of strategic security partners. This will include building on its existing relationship with BAE Systems Applied Intelligence to develop new products, services and capabilities designed to ensure Vodafone’s customers benefit from effective and reliable protection against constantly evolving cyber risks.

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