Vodafone and defense contractor BAE Systems have teamed up for a period of five years. During this time, they’re determined to provide their customers with a wide range of security products and services.
The first order of business is the creation of a cloud-based mobile security solution called Vodafone Mobile Threat Manager. The product, which is expected to be released this spring, will be initially made available only to Vodafone’s largest enterprise customers.
Vodafone Mobile Threat Manager will scan malicious traffic in search for any signs of attacks and inappropriate content. It will allegedly be capable of blocking all malicious attempts without affecting performance.
“Mobile is transforming enterprise; businesses big and small now rely on mobile services to an extent unimaginable five years ago. As a new generation of mobile-centric security risks begins to emerge, our customers are looking for our help to protect their businesses,” Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone Group, said.
“Our partnership with BAE Systems will strengthen further our commitment to meet our customers' increasingly complex cyber security needs. We also look forward to working with BAE Systems as the company's communications partner.”
The Vodafone Mobile Threat Manager represents only a small part of the collaboration. Additional joint security products will be released as part of the framework provided by the partnership.
“This partnership is unique, not only in bringing together a defence and security player with a major communications provider, but also in its ability to help global enterprises realise their ambitions around leveraging the future of communications technologies in a secure manner,” explained Ian King, CEO of BAE Systems.
“These technologies are subject to the vulnerabilities of cyber space and we can provide the mobile marketplace with protection against today's threats and the advanced threats of the future.”