Vodafone has created a new global line of business dedicated to providing its enterprise customers with world-leading cyber security technologies and specialist advice and support.
The new Vodafone Enterprise Security Services (VESS) line of business will bring together the Group’s current portfolio of security products under the leadership of Simon Church who will join the company in April as VESS Chief Executive reporting to Vodafone Group Enterprise Chief Executive Nick Jeffery. Simon Church was previously chief executive at NTT Com Security, formerly Integralis, and has held senior roles at Verisign and NetIQ.
According to Vodafone, cyber security has become one of the biggest areas of concern for business with increased focus being driven by government initiatives, new legislation and high profile data breaches. Recent market reports highlight that global spending in information security could reach over $75.4 billion, cited the company.
VESS will offer an expanded range of products, services and support in areas including:
– Cloud-based protection for business-critical applications
– Network perimeter management
– Threat detection and response
– Security assessments and advisory services focused on customer security policy development, risk management and compliance processes.
VESS will work closely with a number of strategic security partners, including building on its existing relationship with BAE Systems Applied Intelligence to develop new products, services and capabilities.
Nick Jeffery, CEO, Vodafone Group Enterprise
Our customers know they face a wide range of cyber threats, many of which could materially impact their operations and brand. We know they’re looking for trusted partners with the right expertise to stand with them and help them secure their operations from end to end.