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Frost & Sullivan Names Verizon as Leader in Australian Managed Security Services for the Sixth Consecutive Year

SYDNEY, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Verizon for its leadership in the Australian managed security services market. The company was named the 2013 Frost & Sullivan Managed Security Service Provider of the Year at the annual Australia Excellence Awards ceremony. This award acknowledges Verizon's leadership in identifying the growing trend toward Security as a service, as well as meeting increasing customer requirements for compliance and privacy through Verizon's security services -- including content security, firewall, authentication, and intrusion detection and prevention systems.

"Verizon has leveraged its strong expertise and branding in the security service segment to maintain its leadership position in the 2012 Australian managed security services market," said Cathy Huang, industry manager for Frost & Sullivan's Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technologies practice. "Over the past few years, Verizon has aptly demonstrated its spectrum of security services offerings, high customer value, together with the continued innovation in the market. Its ability to cater to the rising demand for more visibility and threat intelligence type of services enabled the service provider to enjoy solid growth, hence extending its leadership in the market.

"In addition, Verizon continued to enhance its go-to-market capabilities, including expanding its partnership with other service providers or channel partners in the region," Huang said.

Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding performance by companies in the Australian information and communications technology industry. Award participants are judged according to their market performance in the preceding year, based on criteria that include market leadership, year-on-year growth rate, market performance, solutions capability and forward-looking security capabilities.

John Karabin, area vice president for Verizon Australia and New Zealand, said: "Verizon consistently delivers sophisticated security rollouts to help enterprises and government institutions in the Australian market ensure the security of their infrastructure and mitigate increasingly complex threats. For Verizon to receive this award for the sixth year in a row is a testament to the diligence of our security experts in the region."

Verizon Australia currently provides managed gateway services to a significant number of Australian government agencies. Verizon also has been awarded a Gatekeeper accreditation and a Common Criteria product certification (UniCERT) by the Australian government, recognizing the company's proficiency in delivering specific Identity Access Management solutions that enable the secure delivery of key online government services.

Verizon Offers Comprehensive Security Solutions to Safeguard Enterprises

Verizon's offers a full continuum of managed security solutions including advanced security analytics and intelligence; distributed denial of service defense; investigative response; governance, risk and compliance solutions; identity and access management solutions; and vulnerability management services -- delivered in the cloud or on premises in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit us at http://www.verizonenterprise.com/solutions/security/

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 101 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,300.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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