Singtel and Globe launch Tustwave MSS in Philippines

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Singapore's Singtel is bringing its Trustwave portfolio of managed security services to the Philippines, in collaboration with Globe Telecom.

Under the collaboration, Globe is providing Trustwave's services through its advanced security operations center (ASOC) in Manila, a new facility operated by Singtel's Trustwave subsidiary.

Globe's ASOC will combine threat intelligence from Globe with global threat visibility from the global network of nine Trustwave ASOCs.

The services will be supported by an ecosystem of global cyber security providers including Palo Alto Networks, FireEye and Arbor Networks.

Singtel acquired a 98% stake in Trustwave for $810 million in a deal announced in 2015. In December that year, Singtel and Globe also signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen Globe's cyber security capabilities.

Singtel and its managed security services business unit Trustwave also recently expanded their collaboration with Palo Alto to bring managed security services to multi-national businesses and government agencies, and the new agreement extends Singtel and Trustwave’s partnership.

“As the leading cyber security services provider in the region, our deep global capabilities allow Trustwave Managed Security Services to monitor, assess and defend our customers’ operations round-the-clock against cyber attacks,” Singtel CEO group enterprise and Trustwave chairman Bill Chang said.

“The launch of Trustwave Managed Security Services is timely as it complements the Philippine government’s National Cybersecurity Plan 2022.”

The government's plan is aimed at safeguarding the Philippines' critical information structures, as well as governments, businesses of any size and all citizens using the internet.

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