Following a competitive tender, Dimension Data and McAfee have been appointed by CenITex to provide an integrated threat and vulnerability management solution to improve end-to-end information security efficiency and optimise information security management across the organisation. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.
CenITex (www.cenitex.vic.gov.au), the centre for IT excellence, is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) shared services agency established as a State Body by the Victorian Government to centralise ICT support to government departments and agencies.
The security initiative will upgrade CenITex’s capability to deliver ICT threat and vulnerability management (TVM) to government departments and agencies, better secure its own operating environment and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives.
The TVM scope comprised a solution architecture and service delivery encompassing four key security areas: gateway content filtering, endpoint protection for servers and desktops, and network; and vulnerability assessment.
Andrew Littleproud, Managing Director, McAfee Australia/New Zealand, explained the scope of the project.
“McAfee will provide an industry-leading best practice framework that will deliver the end-to-end information security management capability required. This solution will enable CenITex to further improve operational efficiency and streamline security management whilst effectively meeting their compliance goals.”
Steve Nola, Australian CEO of Dimension Data commented: “Dimension Data has been providing a range of services and solutions to CenITex since the organisation was formed in 2008, so we have a strong understanding of CenITex, its environment and the challenges the organisation faces. We are delighted to be able to continue our long-standing relationship with the Victorian Government and be selected to deliver this ground-breaking security solution.”
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by its unrivaled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. McAfee is relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep our customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com
About Dimension Data:
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. www.dimensiondata.com.