Singtel expands collaboration with Palo Alto

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Singtel and Australian subsidiary Optus have expanded their respective managed security services portfolios with a managed advanced threat protection service using Palo Alto's security platform.

The new services are designed to monitor, isolate and prevent suspicious applications from breaching an organization's networks or endpoint devices, and to provide advanced threat intelligence capabilities for enterprise customers.

Singtel's managed security services business unit Trustwave provides services through a global network of eight security operations centers, integrated with Singtel's Global Threat Intelligence.

Singtel employs 2,000 security professionals worldwide, including its SpiderLabs cyber response team.

“As a leading global Managed Security Services Provider, we are committed to strengthening our capabilities to protect organisations against sophisticated, evolving cyber threats. Through our collaboration with Palo Alto Networks, we have developed an innovative cyber security service which takes a holistic and preventive approach towards cyber threats,” Singtel CEO group enterprise Bill Chang said.

“Together with our Trustwave managed security service, the trained cyber security experts at our Advanced Security Operations Centre can forestall cyber attacks and use the information of any neutralised malware to update our global threat intelligence to benefit other regions.”

Optus' enterprise unit Optus Business meanwhile plans to launch its own managed advanced threat protection services over the Palo Alto platform.

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