Orange Business Services Enhances Security as a Service Portfolio

  Orange Business Services Enhances Security as a Service Portfolio

 SafeNet Authentication Service provides additional layer of security through
            multifactorauthentication delivered in a cloud model

Business Wire

PARIS -- March 13, 2013

Orange Business Services has enhanced its Security as a Service portfolio by
migrating to a cloud-based secure authentication service from SafeNet, a
global leader in data protection.

By enhancing its Secure Authentication solution with SafeNet Authentication
Service, Orange Business Services is providing its enterprise customers an
additional layer of security when accessing corporate resources or cloud
services. Customers can use the same unified and secure multifactor
credentials to access a virtual private network as well as cloud services such
as Google Apps, and other cloud-based business applications and

“While enterprises want to take advantage of the cost savings that cloud
solutions provide, most of them see security as a more and more strategic
concern,” said Nicolas Furgé, head of Security Business Unit, Orange Business
Services. “With this new flexible and customizable Authentication Service,
enterprises have the best of both worlds: an enhancement of their security
posture and a significant reduction of their operational and administrative

Companies benefit from Secure Authentication by being able to use
market-leading multi-factor authentication from Orange Business Services in a
cloud delivery model. In addition to inherent cloud computing attributes like
simplicity, elasticity and high performance, customers also benefit from only
paying per user per month as opposed to having significant up-front
investments in hardware or software.

“Today’s service providers are under immense pressure to provide their
enterprise customers with differentiated services and enhanced security, but
without the high costs associated with implementing and supporting these
services,” said Neil Hollister, vice president, Global Service Providers,
SafeNet Inc. “We are happy to be partnering with Orange Business Services and
offering them SafeNet Authentication Service. By doing so, we can help Orange
Business Services provide its enterprise customers with all the benefits of
the cloud environment, but with the level and comfort that they need to ensure
that their sensitive data is secure in this new virtual working environment.”

About SafeNet

Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. is one of the largest information security
companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for
market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet’s data-centric approach
focuses on the protection of high-value information throughout its lifecycle,
from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers across
commercial enterprises and government agencies trust SafeNet to protect and
control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure
virtual and cloud environments.

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated to B2B
services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for
multinational corporations. With the world's largest, seamless network for
voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories
with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication
services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified
communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services
delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape.
Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million mobile data users rely on an
Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and
conducting business. Orange Business Services was awarded three of the telecom
industry’s highest accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2012 –
Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service and the User’s Choice Award. Orange
Business Services is a five-time winner of Best Global Operator. Learn more at

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications
operators with sales of 45.3 billion euros for 2011 and has 170,000 employees
worldwide at Sept. 30, 2012. Orange is the Group's single brand for Internet,
television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company
operates. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment
A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material
are trademarks of Orange Brand Services Limited, Orange France or France


Orange Business Services
Elizabeth Mayeri, +1 212 251 2086
Héloïse Rothenbühler, +33 1 44 44 93 93
Michele Loguidice, +1 443 327 1409
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.