ARCSIGHT CONTINUES INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION BY PROTECTING PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS’ GSM WIRELESS NETWORK IN ISRAEL
Partner Communications Company, Operating the Orange™ Network in Israel, Deploys ArcSight to Enhance Security of Its Roaming Operations in 131 Countries on 292 Networks
London UK, November 17, 2005 — ArcSight, the leading provider of enterprise security management (ESM) software, today announced that Partner Communications Company Ltd. (“Partner”) has standardized on ArcSight’s ESM software to protect its third-generation (3G) wireless network operations from security threats.
Partner Communications, a subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (Hutchison Telecom), built the first GSM wireless network in Israel and provides GSM/GPRS wireless voice and data services to 2.4 million subscribers under the Orange™ brand. The deployment, by integration specialist We! Consulting Group expands ArcSight’s leadership in both international markets and the telecommunications industry.
“Providing 3G wireless services to over two million subscribers requires cutting-edge network security,” said Kobi Hirsh, Chief Security Officer, Partner Communications. “ArcSight provides functionality that enhances our ability to decipher true threats and to act upon them.”
ArcSight ESM ties together all security data generated by multiple disparate security devices in an intelligent system that allows security teams to manage compliance and best practice requirements, communicate the status of security to a broader audience and gain visibility into insider threats, all while ensuring protection at the perimeter.
“Telecommunications providers face the same kinds of sophisticated network threats shared by all large organizations, and they need to protect their subscribers’ information as well as their own information assets,” said Steve Sommer, senior vice president of marketing and business development, ArcSight. “Partner Communications is a leader in next-generation wireless services, and we’re delighted that they have deployed ArcSight as their trusted ESM solution for dealing with global security concerns.”
More information can be found at http://www.arcsight.com.
ArcSight, the recognized leader in Enterprise Security Management (ESM), provides real-time threat management and compliance reporting yielding actionable insights into your security data. By comprehensively collecting, analyzing and managing security data, ArcSight ESM™ enables enterprises, government organizations and managed security service providers to centrally manage information risk more efficiently. ArcSight’s customer base includes leading worldwide companies across all verticals—and more than 20 of the top 30 U.S. federal agencies.
About Partner Communications
Partner Communications Company Ltd. is a leading Israeli mobile communications operator known for its GSM/GPRS based services and the development of wire free applications under the preferred orange™ brand.
Partner Communications applies cutting edge technologies, enabling its customers to benefit from excellent voice quality, superb customer service, nation-wide coverage, and a range of services specifically designed to provide communication solutions for residential and business customers alike.
Partner Communications commenced full commercial operations in January 1999 and by December 31, 2003 had 2.103 million subscribers, representing an estimated 31% of the cellular market in Israel. The Company uses its competitive GSM advantage to provide its customers seamless roaming in 131 countries worldwide, using over 292 networks. The Company also provides roaming services to thousands of customers roaming on its network in Israel daily. The Company was awarded a 3G license in 2002.
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