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Verizon Business to Help Strengthen Network Security for NATO
Boundary Protection and Virtual Private Networking Capability to Be Provided Under $5 Million Deal
By: PR Newswire
Oct. 19, 2009 07:00 AM
ASHBURN, Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Business will help the NATO Command, Control and Communications Agency (NC3A) strengthen NATO's network security with a package of networking and security services.
Under a new deal valued at about $5 million covering two years and an optional one-year extension, Verizon Business through Verizon Cybertrust Security in Belgium will implement a highly resilient virtual private network for approximately 30 locations on the agency's existing network. The company will provide secure gateways to and from the Internet as well as the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) encryption for users on the network.
NATO, a security alliance of 28 countries in North America and Europe, was created 50 years ago to fulfill the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty. The NATO C3 agency provides the alliance with consulting, command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
"Because of its international makeup and special mission, NATO has a unique set of security requirements," said Susan Zeleniak, group president, Verizon Federal. "With our global network security expertise and extensive government experience, Verizon Business is uniquely suited to secure the communications of this illustrious political and military alliance."
Verizon Business is a leader in providing managed security services to governments around the world and is the largest provider of communications services to the U.S. government. Verizon Business' robust portfolio of security solutions is aimed at helping government agencies and enterprises manage security risk and protect critical company assets. The portfolio includes governance risk and compliance management solutions, data loss and prevention and protection solutions, identity management solutions, and managed security services. The company's more than 1,200 security professionals around the globe deliver these offerings through a range of managed services, professional services and technologies, based on what best suits the customer. More information is available by visiting http://www.verizonbusiness.com/us/products/security..
About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: 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.
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