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SingTel partners IBM to offer
Managed Security Services
and IBM have formed a strategic collaboration to offer Managed Security
Services (MSS) to enterprises. The MSS@Site service comes with several
options. Customers can install the security equipment at their premises, or
they can opt for the "MSS in the Cloud" service with infrastructure hosted
with and taken care of by SingTel.
"MSS in the Cloud" will be delivered over SingTel's IP-VPN network. With IP-VPN,
customers can enjoy the benefits of convergence where their voice, video and
data traffic can be carried over the same network. Customers can also expect
significant cost savings when setting up a multi-site network in Singapore,
Francis Fong, general manager, IBM Global Technology Services, Singapore,
said the collaboration with SingTel on Managed Security Services will
provide critical network security and help clients of all sizes preemptively
stay ahead of targeted security threats or attacks.
SingTel's MSS solution is suitable for customers who do not wish to bear
high upfront investments in IT security infrastructure and prefer a one-stop
service provider to manage their security infrastructure and policies. With
MSS, customers can expect savings of up to 50 per cent on total cost of
ownership, as compared to an in-house deployed security solution.
SingTel and IBM will ensure that security updates are continually applied.
Customers can also subscribe to an Incident Management Service, where their
network will be monitored from a Security Operations Centre (SOC) and
proactive measures taken if a security threat is identified.