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Symantec and KAZ Partner To Deliver World's First Managed Technology Security Services

  • 06 June, 2006 16:56

<p>SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 06 June 2006 – Symantec Corp. and KAZ, Telstra's ICT and IP services subsidiary, today announced an exclusive partnership for KAZ to offer the world’s first Symantec Operational Services to the Australian market. KAZ and Symantec will help organisations establish IT and regulatory compliance, minimise business impact of information security threats, and reduce overall security risk in the face of today’s continued emerging threats.</p>
<p>Enabled by Symantec Global Consulting Services, KAZ will offer consulting, systems integration, project management and managed and hosted security services to KAZ managed IT customers - all of which are enhanced by Telstra’s carrier grade networks and connectivity options and now backed by Symantec’s security offerings.</p>
<p>Specifically, KAZ and Symantec will offer Australian organisations:
- Managed Desktop AntiVirus to comprehensively manage the risk of viruses and spyware across enterprise environments;
- Email Gateway Security to deliver advanced technologies and best practice management for cost-effective email security; and
- Managed Secure Web Content Filtering to deliver cost-efficient control of staff access to inappropriate or malicious web content.</p>
<p>"This agreement represents a milestone for the global outsourced services industry, as it is the first of its kind and allows both Symantec and KAZ to remain at the forefront of the ever-changing IT market," said David Sykes, vice president, Australia and New Zealand, Symantec Corporation. "The agreement enables customers to benefit from a resilient infrastructure that is flexible enough to respond to information demands and changing business needs yet robust enough to withstand possible information security threats.</p>
<p>"By combining Symantec’s world class information security solutions with KAZ’s expertise in services that leverage the Telstra network, this partnership offers complete, end-to-end operational solutions that offer a holistic approach to information protection," Sykes added.</p>
<p>"As Telstra’s ICT services arm, KAZ partnered with Symantec because it provides one of the most trusted and complete portfolios of security technologies and expertise available today," said Mike Foster, CEO of KAZ. "By partnering with the information security market leader, KAZ is able to offer a comprehensive security service which starts at the network and extends all the way to the desktop, ensuring full end-to-end coverage.</p>
<p>"Through many years of combined experience across a wide range of industries, KAZ and Symantec have a deep understanding of the business issues that face organisations. Together we have developed a service that enables customers to gain best practice security management for a lower operational cost than an internally managed security solution."</p>
<p>Symantec Operational Services</p>
<p>Symantec’s Operational Services capabilities help customers directly and through innovative services partners, to maximize the efficiency and reduce the costs of complex IT functions with focused outsourcing and out-tasking solutions delivered both onsite and remotely. These services are part of Symantec Global Consulting Services’ comprehensive portfolio of advisory, enablement, expert residency, and operational services, designed to help customers balance cost, risk, and service quality to protect infrastructures and information.</p>
<p>KAZ Managed Security Services</p>
<p>KAZ works with clients to develop policies that maintain the physical and virtual security of their IT systems. KAZ implements and manages security environments using technologies including firewalls, virtual private networks, anti-virus and content filtering, authentication and identity management systems and biometrics.</p>
<p>About Symantec</p>
<p>Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.</p>
<p>About KAZ</p>
<p>An independently managed subsidiary of Telstra, KAZ is the largest Australian owned ICT company and a leading provider of managed IT services. With skilled resources, a detailed knowledge of infrastructure and processes and continuous client engagements, KAZ has the expertise to lower the cost, complexity and risk of information security management. More information is available at www.kaz-group.com.</p>
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<p>Contacts:</p>
<p>Antoinette Trovato
Symantec Australia
Tel - +612 8879 1173
Mob – 0408 495 337
atrovato@symantec.com</p>
<p>Dawn Willis
KAZ Group Pty Ltd
Tel - +612 9396 3228
Mob - 0408 271 771
Dawn.Willis@kaz-group.com</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine
Max Australia
Tel - 0612 9954 3492
Mob - 0405 735 323
debbie.sassine@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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