Globe and Singtel’s Trustwave launch managed security services for Philippines enterprises

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Singtel and Globe Telecom have launched Trustwave managed security services to help enterprises in the Philippines protect against cyber attacks.

The services are delivered via Globe’s advanced security operations center (ASOC) in Manila, a new facility operated by Trustwave, Singtel’s managed security services subsidiary.

Under the strategic partnership, Singtel and Globe have formed an ecosystem with cyber security providers including Trustwave, Palo Alto Networks, FireEye and Arbor to deliver managed security services through the Globe ASOC. These managed security services include vulnerability assessment; network security; application security and content security; endpoint security, and access control and security management.

“When privacy is breached, it doesn’t only compromise information but it also puts businesses and individuals at  risk in so many ways. So we knew that there was clearly a need to build a dedicated facility to help solve this as cyber security is becoming a primary concern of the public and private sectors, as well as consumers as a whole,” said Globe Telecom CEO Ernest Cu in a statement.

Trustwave help businesses address advanced information security threats while alleviating the pressures created by resource constraints, skills shortages, compliance requirements and the rapid adoption of new technologies. The services provide the security businesses need without requiring them to install and manage technologies themselves, to retain and train staff to run and configure those systems, or to worry about aging levels of protection.

The Globe ASOC is linked to a global network of nine Trustwave ASOCs. The ASOC combines local threat awareness from Globe, with global threat visibility from Trustwave’s ASOC network which is supported by a team of more than 1,600 cyber security professionals worldwide. By sharing threat intelligence, threat data analytics and advanced security automation, the ASOCs provide enterprises with real-time monitoring and protection against cyber threats.

The launch of the services through the ASOC advances the Memorandum of Understanding which Singtel and Globe to strengthen Globe’s information security capabilities.

Bill Chang, CEO of Group Enterprise at Singtel and chairman of Trustwave said the Trustwave launch complements the Philippine government’s National Cybersecurity Plan 2022, which was launched in December 2016.

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