- Agreement combines Ericsson's managed services expertise, global delivery capability and network security expertise with Intel® Security's broad portfolio of consumer and enterprise security solutions
- Telecom operators provide regulatory compliance expertise and the ability to bundle communications services with security
- Initially, managed intrusion prevention system services, e-mail security and web security solutions will be available
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Intel Security are working together to make managed security solutions available for telecom operators to bundle with the existing services they provide to enterprises. Combining Ericsson's managed services expertise, global delivery capability and network security expertise with Intel Security's broad portfolio of consumer and enterprise security solutions will enable enterprises to strengthen their security posture.
From the enterprise perspective, telecom operators will contribute their regulatory compliance expertise, ability to combine communications services with security, and local response capabilities. Initially, intrusion prevention system services, e-mail security and web security solutions will be available.
By supporting networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers and carry more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic, Ericsson is helping to realize a truly Networked Society. Increased connectivity is unlocking massive value for people, business and society, but also exposing us all to new potential risks. Together with Intel Security, Ericsson aims to make it easier for telecom operators to support their enterprise clients in protecting valuable intellectual property, data, devices, and identities.
Chris Young, Senior Vice President and GM of Intel Security, says: "Telecommunications networks are a critical component of the economic and social infrastructures that we rely upon. Together, Intel Security and Ericsson are working to keep the well over three billion people across the globe that use these systems safe and secure."
Jean-Claude Geha, Vice President and Head of Managed Services at Ericsson, says: "Intel Security has an exceptional, end-to-end consumer and enterprise security product portfolio. Ericsson is the leader in telecom managed services with the scale, skills and people required to make Intel's security solutions available to telecom operators around the world. Together, we will be able to provide exceptional managed security solutions to telecom operators."
Today, Ericsson is the global leader in telecommunications managed services. Operations for multiple operators are managed through Global Network Operation Centers and a field service organization. Ericsson employs 65,000 services professionals in 180 countries, and provides managed services for networks that serve one billion subscribers worldwide. Increasingly, Ericsson uses its global managed services expertise in market segments other than telecommunications - and IT is one of the company's focus areas.
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About Intel Security
With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence, Intel Security is intensely focused on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect systems, networks, and mobile devices for business and personal use around the world. Intel Security combines the experience and expertise of McAfee with the innovation and proven performance of Intel to make security an essential ingredient in every architecture and on every computing platform. Intel Security's mission is to give everyone the confidence to live and work safely and securely in the digital world. www.intelsecurity.com.
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Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.
Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.
With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.
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