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Securicom wins African support deal

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Securicom, a South African IT security consulting and management company, will partner with Alcatel-Lucent to provide managed firewall services to Alcatel-Lucent’s African reseller network.

This partnership acknowledges Securicom as a leader in providing fully-managed service for the best-of-breed Alcatel-Lucent VPN Firewall Brick security portfolio.
Securicom has provided a range of fully-managed, outsourced solutions to meet the IT security requirements of small, medium and large businesses in Africa for over five years and is the only company in Africa to offer a managed service around the Alcatel-Lucent VPN Firewall Brick.
Alcatel-Lucent solutions architect Craig Taylor comments: “Network, asset and application level security are all vital to the successful protection of enterprises worldwide, and the Alcatel-Lucent security portfolio is second to none. We look forward to partnering with Securicom to implement our security solutions in the growing African market."
Dries Morris, Securicom’s director of operations, adds: “We are obviously thrilled about our partnership with Alcatel-Lucent. Not only is it a major kudo for Securicom to be associated with one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies, but being recognised as a value-adding security partner to Alcatel-Lucent also confirms that companies are recognizing the benefits and value of outsourcing IT security management to specialists."