FireEye has unveiled a global partnership with Vodafone that should help improve its position in the cybersecurity solutions market.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has announced a new partnership with Dimension Data and FireEye to build a Cyber Defense and Response Center (CDRC). The deal with FireEye will run for five years; that with DiData for three years with a two-year extension option.
The purpose of the CDRC is to boost VHA’s resilience against cyber-crime, and to make it easier to share threat information with the Australian government’s Cyber Security Centre.
“The capabilities, maturity, flexibility, and scalability of Dimension Data and FireEye enables us to be ready and open to exchange threat information and knowledge with the federal government’s Australian Cyber Security Centre, and ultimately contribute to protecting Australia’s national security and economic prosperity from online threats,” said Vodafone chief technology officer Kevin Millroy.
The CDRC will provide event monitoring, threat protection and intelligence, and incident response to help protect Vodafone and its customers against online security threats, as well as assist with the aftermath of an attack. In particular, it will help protect enterprise customers with proactive threat hunting; global threat intelligence correlation; vulnerability management; penetration testing; incident response; digital forensics; and crisis management.
“Cybercrime is a topic that we take very seriously at Vodafone,” said Millroy. “We have partnered with the industry’s best providers to help us protect our critical information and infrastructure, as well as intellectual property.”
FireEye’s Regional Director Richard Metcalfe said the deal reflects the growing awareness of cyber threats and the need to be proactive in defending against them.
“These risks confront organizations of all sizes, and it’s critical we collectively improve our defenses against these attacks. We’re pleased to join with Vodafone and Dimension Data to make the Cyber Defense & Response Centre a reality,” Metcalfe said.