BAE and Vodafone will cooperate on cyber security

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10359960_sAnother defense giant goes into the communications security business – BAE systems has partnered with Vodafone to provide businesses with a range of advanced communications security products and services, initially focused on smartphones and tablets.

The formation of the partnership is part of BAE’s commitment to grow its  cyber and security business, BAE Systems Detica, in areas such as the communications technology market.

For Vodafone, the partnership extends the company’s commitment to provide its global enterprise customers with the most advanced and robust security products and services available.

The first commercial element of the strategic partnership will be a new cloud-based mobile security solution, Vodafone Mobile Threat Manager, to be brought to market in Spring 2013 and initially available to Vodafone’s largest 1,500 global enterprise customers. Vodafone Mobile Threat Manager works across all networks, scanning traffic to and from a company’s mobile devices in order to safeguard against malicious attacks and block inappropriate content, without impacting on device performance.