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Press Release | 12 Mar 2020

Vodafone launches cyber-security service for critical infrastructure businesses

Vodafone launches cyber-security service for critical infrastructure businesses

Vodafone Cyber Enhanced is a new managed service for UK businesses in critical infrastructure industries like utilities, transportation, finance and emergency services.

The new service will bring together Vodafone’s leading expertise in cyber-security and defence-grade technology to protect the resources and digital estates of critical national infrastructure providers.

Digital transformation has created an explosion of devices such as smart meters and wearables that can access networks, leading to increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks.

In 2019, UK businesses reporting cyber incidences rose from 40% to 55%.  Simultaneously, the cyber-security skills gap is growing with around 710,000 business in the UK reporting that they are missing key skills, such as threat intelligence and forensic analysis.

Customers who purchase Vodafone Cyber Enhanced can select the level of managed service they would like, thereby alleviating pressure on in-house teams and enabling them to focus on proactive cyber-security measures.

Vodafone Cyber Enhanced offers the following benefits:

  • Protective Monitoring: continual remote surveillance, analysis, alerting and reporting that enables threat detection and prevention across the customer’s full digital estate.
  • Managed Firewall: remote managing, monitoring and supporting new and existing firewalls to ensure optimal strength and resilience.
  • Managed Security Services: every organisation is unique in its infrastructure, personnel, and partner requirements. Managed Security Services ensures that each business gets the right type of support and fit for their business.

Anne Sheehan, Director, Vodafone Business UK, said: “Cyber-security is vital for all businesses, regardless of their industry.

“However, it’s especially important for those businesses that provide a service on which we all depend. Being a critical national infrastructure business ourselves, we understand the challenges our customers face and can use our expertise in cyber-security protection to assist them in preparing for, detecting, and managing potential cyber threats.”

Vodafone Cyber Enhanced is part of Business Security Enhanced. For further information, please contact enhanced@vodafone.com

Notes to Editors:

Business Security Enhanced is Vodafone’s portfolio of business security solutions.

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text message, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. We now have 5G in more places than anyone else, with multiple locations now live across the UK and the rest of Europe.

Today we serve more than 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%.  Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards – for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

Connectivity is at the heart of what we do as it gives us a huge opportunity for good. We are using our network, products, talents and technology to help society prosper and respond to significant social and environmental issues.  Our free Digital Parenting magazine is helping families and schools across the UK to navigate the online world safely. Meanwhile, the Vodafone Foundation’s work with researchers at Imperial College is developing personalised cancer treatment using the processing power of smartphones.

We are part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest technology communications companies, with mobile operations in 26 countries, partnerships with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets.  As of 30 September 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers, and 22 million TV customers – including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.

For more information about Vodafone UK, please visit: www.vodafone.co.uk

 

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