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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 is a technology communications company that 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).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were also the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. As of June 2021, we have 5G in 364 locations across Europe – 124 in the UK and 240 across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland. Our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 24 UK towns and cities, rising to 34 over the coming months, through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach. By spring 2022, our target is to make full fibre services available to more than eight million homes across the UK.

Sustainability is also at the heart of what we do: as of 1 July 2021, 100% of the grid electricity we use in the UK is certified to be from renewable sources.

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

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