IT services provider Dimension Data, has clinched a deal with a Hong Kong-based investment bank to update its security systems.
According to its media statement dated 3 June 2014, which did not name the investment bank, the HK$1.5 million (approximately US$193,500) project will protect the bank against current security threats, while a long-term security roadmap – devised by Dimension Data consultants – will ensure that its security infrastructure remains updated and relevant as the threat landscape evolves over time.
The core components recommended by Dimension Data are McAfee's intrusion prevention system (IPS) and a next-generation firewall solution from Palo Alto Networks. In addition to providing effective security, the new infrastructure enables any security incidents to be handled efficiently, saving time and boosting productivity for the bank's IT department.
"From our work with other financial services sector clients, we are strongly aware of how vital IT security is to the business, so I'm delighted that we were able to win the client's absolute confidence on this project," said Steve Lam, Managing Director, Dimension Data Hong Kong. "Security is an area in which companies need to remain ever-vigilant to ensure their infrastructure keeps pace with the dynamic threat landscape. I believe that this initial deployment paves the way for a long-term consultancy relationship that will deliver real value to the client going forward."
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