TELUS acquires Digital WYZDOM, Canada's leading digital forensics provider
Acquisition adds digital forensics capabilities to TELUS Security Solutions
dedicated to helping customers identify security risks and proactively respond
to potential threats
TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced the acquisition of Digital
WYZDOM Inc. and Digital WYZDOM Forensics Inc. (hereafter referred to as
Digital WYZDOM). This acquisition will add a digital forensics service that
complements TELUS' existing security solutions portfolio to better serve
customers with their forensics and security needs. Financial terms of the
agreement were not disclosed.
TELUS Security Solutions has selected Digital WYZDOM based on its people,
technology, and a shared vision of putting customers first for their security
and forensic needs. Digital WYZDOM is a leading specialized and independent
security consulting firm that provides digital forensics, network security,
E-discovery, intellectual property, and fraud advisory services to
organizations and legal counsels across Canada.
"Security breaches in the marketplace are on the rise and the demand for
forensics services is expected to grow for the foreseeable future - there are
few firms in Canada with credible experts in this field like Digital WYZDOM,"
said Yogen Appalraju, vice-president of TELUS Security Solutions. "By
committing to the forensics market with a best-in-class solution, combined
with the power of TELUS' networking, collaboration and mobility solutions for
businesses, TELUS is well positioned to support customers in identifying risks
and proactively responding to potential threats."
"Joining the TELUS team is a tremendous opportunity for Digital WYZDOM to
extend our forensics capabilities to create a more holistic security solution
for Canadian businesses," said Daniel Tobok, president, Digital WYZDOM, who
will join TELUS as director of TELUS Security Solutions. "The digital
forensics industry is growing rapidly as a result of the increasing
digitization of all aspects of business, government, and personal records, and
now as part of TELUS, we can offer customers everything from incident
response, to digital forensic investigations and analysis, to proactive
network security analysis to safeguard businesses from intruders and
About Digital WYZDOM
Toronto-based Digital WYZDOM is a large independent computer security
consulting firm best known for advanced computer forensics, investigating
digital security breaches, and incident investigations in the workplace
(including theft of intellectual property), for Canada's business leaders.
Digital WYZDOM also offers proactive security audits, advisory services to
prevent fraud as well as e-Discovery processing services used by law firms.
Digital WYZDOM is staffed by the most senior and technically skilled staff in
their field including ex-RCMP and ex-police investigators who understand both
the workings of police departments globally as well as Canada's legal system.
About TELUS Security Solutions
TELUS Security Solutions offers customers the most comprehensive security
portfolio including consulting and managed services, technology solutions,
plus partnerships with 16 of the top 20 global security vendors. In addition,
TELUS Security Labs - with a staff of 30 researchers and a $3 million budget -
is a leading provider of security research to more than 50 of the world's top
security product vendors. Whether your priority is handling targeted threats
with real-time context, securing your mobile enterprise or removing your
security management challenge, TELUS Security Solutions can help you gain
visibility, understanding and control.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading telecommunications company in
Canada, thanks to $10.8 billion in annual revenue and 13 million customer
connections, including 7.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.5 million wireline
network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and 635,000 TELUS TV
customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services, including
wireless, data, Internet Protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members
and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to numerous charitable
and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million hours of service
to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS'
local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most
outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this
prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
Elisabeth Napolano TELUS Media Relations 416-906-9830
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation
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