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Government and Commercial Sectors to Benefit from Collaborative, Secure VPN Solution
Integralis and Global Crossing combine security and IP expertise
Theale, Reading – 10th November, 2008 – Integralis, leading IT security service provider and Global Crossing, a leading global IP solutions supplier, have combined forces in creating a comprehensive solution that provides highly secure IP services to the Government sector in the UK. By taking Integralis’ renowned Managed Security Services (MSS) and wrapping them around Global Crossing’s IP services, the companies have been able to create a simple yet unified offering that ensures customers deploy the very best in secure VPN networks.
Integralis has built a specific Security Operation Centre (SOC) to partner with Global Crossing’s Network Operation Centre (NOC), providing enhanced and highly secure IP services to customers. The collaborative approach extends the NOC’s capabilities by incorporating the MSS portfolio attributes, thereby ensuring resilient support for large numbers of devices and data. Other components of the MSS offering will also help customers to address issues around the increasing need to share critical data across different departments and multiple locations, rather than operating within their own departmental silos. This provides a more cost-effective solution while increasing productivity by removing barriers to sharing critical information.
In addition, the Integralis Security Information Service (ISIS) technology will be deployed in the SOC to provide event correlation, management and automated notification and reactive operation, helping Global Crossing to develop a comprehensive customer-facing portal for reporting, fault management and resolution.
“Integralis has a heritage in providing the very best of Managed Security Services (MSS) and rather than reinventing the wheel, it makes sense for Global Crossing to take advantage of this investment and provide a much needed service amongst our customers,” commented Niall Anderson, chief marketing officer at Global Crossing EMEA. “Customers have already been very quick to take advantage of this partnership, with several looking to deploy not only the firewall element of MSS alongside our NOC, but the whole MSS offering. With this level of response we feel assured that this will be an extremely beneficial service to many businesses.”
“We strongly believe that our collective expertise has created a unique proposition that will also appeal greatly to organisations in the government sector,” added Graham Jones, managing director at Integralis UK. “Inter-government departments face many similar challenges to commercial operations and can feel assured that they are utilising a well-proven service from two established organisations with outstanding credentials in both the security and IP industries.”
Key facts about Global Crossing’s NOC
• Fully-resilient network operations centre
• Government-accredited, providing fully-managed support for commercial and government customers
• Managed voice, data and converged services
Key facts about Integralis MSS and SOC
The current Integralis portfolio of Managed Security Services includes:
• Managed Firewall Services
• Managed IDS
• Managed E-mail Content Services
• Managed Web Content Services
• Managed Authentication Services
• Managed Vulnerability Assessment
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) is a leading global IP solutions provider with the world's first integrated global IP-based network. The company offers a full range of secure data, voice, and video products to approximately 40 percent of the world’s leading corporations, as well as to 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. It delivers services to more than 690 cities in more than 60 countries and six continents around the globe.
Global Crossing UK Telecommunications Ltd. provides a full range of managed telecommunications services in a secure environment ideally suited for IP-based business applications. The company provides managed voice, data, Internet and e-commerce solutions to a strong and established commercial customer base, including more than 100 UK government departments, as well as systems integrators, rail sector customers and major corporate clients. In addition, Global Crossing UK provides carrier services to national and international communications service providers.
Please visit www.globalcrossing.com or blogs.globalcrossing.com/ for more information about Global Crossing.
About Integralis AG
Integralis AG (listed in the Prime Standard of the German stock exchange, ticker symbol AAGN, ISIN DE0005155030) is the leading focused Global Security Services Provider. Integralis manages security responsibilities for small and mid-size companies, government bodies and large corporations allowing customers to concentrate on their core business.
Integralis advises customers on their IT Security strategy delivering consultancy, audits, risk management, comprehensive 24/7 support and implementation of the most appropriate technology from leading vendors. Integralis also implements a wide range of Managed Security Services throughout their technology infrastructures on its customer’s behalf.
Its growing corporate and government customers are supported by over 425 employees worldwide and an expanding network of 20 regional centres across Europe and the United States.
Information on Integralis is available at www.integralis.co.uk
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