O2 and BAE Systems join forces
O2 has joined forces with global defence and security leader BAE Systems to provide an all-encompassing ‘device to cloud’ cyber security proposition for enterprise customers.
The flexible service can align easily to a customer’s network and processes either as a stand-alone security solution or in conjunction with the O2 Gateway proposition, the UK’s first truly integrated network that brings together mobile, fixed and Wi-Fi networks on a single platform.
This new partnership will provide O2 customers with access to both the Managed Security Services and Cyber Technical Service capabilities available from BAE Systems extensive portfolio.
Billy D’Arcy, Managing Director, Enterprise & Public Sector Business, Telefonica O2 UK said: 
“The ever changing cyber landscape means businesses need to be at the forefront of security research and development to help protect their customers in the best way possible.
Our customers tell us that cyber-crime is among their top security concerns. This partnership enables us to expand our security offering, providing access to BAE Systems unparalleled cyber security expertise to help customers further mitigate risk, prevent fraud and provide more security for their own customers.”
Dr Scott Mcvicar, General Manager EMEA, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, said:
“We are working arm in arm with O2 to help defend businesses from cybercrime. Our enterprise managed security solution protects any internet enabled device, and always has a human in the loop when it comes to threat detection and remediation. This ensures we can help to identify threats for O2 customers before they become business critical issues.”
The partnership brings together BAE Systems’ 20 years of world-leading cyber expertise and O2’s customer-led focus. O2 is the first and only mobile operator in the UK able to guarantee its customers that it meets all the stringent security measures required to achieve government defined CAS(T) certification, and has been ranked number one for customer service satisfaction by Ofcom for seven years in a row. It will expand O2’s existing security portfolio covering Mobility, Infrastructure, Cyber Security and Advanced Security Operations Centre in anticipation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect in May 2018.
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About BAE Systems
At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.
At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations. We employ over 4,200 people across 18 countries in the Americas, APAC, UK and EMEA. For further information about BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
About O2
O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited and is a leading digital communications company with the highest customer satisfaction for any mobile provider according to Ofcom. With over 25 million customers, O2 runs 2G, 3G and 4G networks across the UK, as well as operating O2 Wifi and owning half of Tesco Mobile. O2 has over 450 retail stores and sponsors The O2, O2 Academy venues and the England rugby team. Read more about O2 at www.o2.co.uk/news.
Telefónica UK Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registration number: 1743099.
Its registered office is at: 260 Bath Road, Slough SL1 4DX
All O2 news release can be accessed at our website: www.o2.co.uk/news
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