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Verizon Recognized as Leader in Australian Managed Security Services by Frost & Sullivan

By Michael Guta

No matter how small or large your organization is, the security threat you face is the same if you have an online presence. Cybercriminals and hackers can break into your organization to steal assets or use the resources as a part of a scheme to initiate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) or Distributed Reflection Denial of Service (DrDoS) attacks. Implementing a robust and proven security protocol from a provider with a broad portfolio of services and products with a global presence is key to remain operational. This is not a luxury but a necessity all organizations have to invest in if they want their online presence protected at all times.

Verizon was named the 2013 Frost & Sullivan Managed Security Service Provider of the Year at the annual Australia Excellence Awards ceremony for its leadership in the Australian managed security service market for the sixth consecutive year. The recognition by Frost & Sullivan is based on the comprehensive products and services Verizon provides in the field of security including content security, firewall, authentication, and intrusion detection and prevention systems. Award participants are judged based on criteria that include market leadership, year-on-year growth rate, market performance, solutions capability and forward-looking security capabilities.

"Over the past few years, Verizon has aptly demonstrated its spectrum of security services offerings, high customer value, together with the continued innovation in the market. Its ability to cater to the rising demand for more visibility and threat intelligence type of services enabled the service provider to enjoy solid growth, hence extending its leadership in the market," said Cathy Huang, industry manager for Frost & Sullivan's Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technologies practice..

Verizon Australia has also been awarded Gatekeeper accreditation and a Common Criteria product certification (UniCERT) by the Australian government for delivering specific identity access management solutions enabling secure delivery of key online government services. The company provides managed gateway services to many of the Australian government agencies.

The security services Verizon provides safeguards organizations of all sizes with a full continuum of managed security solutions. This includes advanced security analytics and intelligence; distributed denial of service defense; investigative response; governance, risk and compliance solutions; identity and access management solutions; and vulnerability management services. The service is delivered on premise or in the cloud in more than 50 countries ensuring assets are protected round the clock.

"Verizon consistently delivers sophisticated security rollouts to help enterprises and government institutions in the Australian market ensure the security of their infrastructure and mitigate increasingly complex threats. For Verizon to receive this award for the sixth year in a row is a testament to the diligence of our security experts in the region," John Karabin, area vice president for Verizon Australia and New Zealand.




Edited by Cassandra Tucker

Contributing Writer

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