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O2 and BAE Systems sign partnership upping cyber security

Manny Pham
January 24, 2017

O2 customers will be be able to ramp up security with BAE Systems security software

O2 has signed a partnership with BAE Systems gaining ‘device to cloud’ cyber security to prevent cyber attacks on customers.

The service can align to a customer’s network and can be used as a stand-alone security solution or in conjunction with O2 Gateway.

This partnership will provide O2 customers with access to the Managed Security Services and Cyber Technical Service capabilities from BAE Systems, to heighten their security.

The network claims O2 Gateway is “the UK’s first truly integrated network”, that brings together mobile, fixed and Wi-Fi networks on a single platform.

The operator is the only UK network achieve government defined CAS(T) certification, and has been ranked number one for customer service satisfaction by Ofcom, seven years in a row.

Telefonica O2 UK enterprise & public sector business managing director Billy D’Arcy said: “This partnership enables us to expand our security offering, providing access to BAE Systems unparalleled cyber security expertise to help customers further mitigate risk, prevent fraud and provide more security for their own customers.”

BAE Systems applied intelligence general manager EMEA Dr Scott Mcvicar added: “Our enterprise managed security solution protects any internet enabled device, and always has a human in the loop when it comes to threat detection and remediation. This ensures we can help to identify threats for O2 customers before they become business critical issues.”

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