Frost & Sullivan Names Verizon as Leader in Australian Managed Security Services

   Frost & Sullivan Names Verizon as Leader in Australian Managed Security

PR Newswire

SYDNEY, Nov. 25, 2012

SYDNEY, Nov. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, Frost &
Sullivan Australia has recognized Verizon for its leadership in the Australian
managed security services market. The company has received the 2012 Frost &
Sullivan Australia Excellence Award for Managed Security Service Provider of
the Year, one of the analyst firm's annual Best Practice Awards.

The award acknowledges Verizon's leadership in identifying the growing trend
toward security-as-a-service, as well as meeting increasing customer
requirements for compliance and privacy through Verizon's security services --
including content security, firewall, authentication, and intrusion detection
and prevention systems.

The Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Awards are presented annually to
recognize outstanding performance by companies in the Australian information
and communications technology industry. Award participants are judged
according to their market performance in the preceding year, based on criteria
that include market leadership, year-on-year growth rate, market performance,
solutions capability and market penetration across various technologies.

John Karabin, area vice president for Verizon Australia and New Zealand, said:
"Government and enterprises increasingly have greater expectations for their
business security solutions. For Verizon to receive this award for the fifth
year in a row is a recognition of the breadth and depth of Verizon's security

Verizon also recently announced that it has been awarded a Gatekeeper
accreditation and a Common Criteria product certification by the Australian
government, recognizing Verizon's proficiency in delivering specific Identity
Access Management solutions that enable the secure delivery of key online
government services.

Verizon helps organizations protect their core asset: data. The company does
this through a robust suite of security services -- including governance, risk
and compliance solutions; identity and access management solutions;
investigative response; data protection services; threat management services;
and vulnerability management services -- delivered in the cloud or on
premises. For more information, visit us at For
ongoing security insight and analysis from some of the world's most
distinguished security researchers, read the Verizon Security Blog.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is
a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline
communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale
customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless
network, with nearly 96 million retail customers nationwide. Verizon also
provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over
America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business
solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the
Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon
employs a diverse workforce of 184,500. For more information, visit

SOURCE Verizon

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