PwC and ISS team up on managed security

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Under a new agreement, PricewaterhouseCoopers will offer clients Internet Security Systems’ managed security services to protect digital assets remotely.

According to IDC, the worldwide market for information security services (including consulting, integration, management, and education and training) was $4.8 billion in 1998. This figure is expected to grow to $16.5 billion by 2004 with security management services the fastest growing sector.

Mark Hangen, president of ISS’ managed security services, said, “From remote monitoring and security management to after-the-fact forensics and emergency response, ISS delivers the most comprehensive security management solution set available today. We are thrilled to deliver these solutions through PwC and expand our market reach to its premier client roster.”

“The risk management practice at PwC and ISS share a common mission to ensure the integrity of electronic commerce,” said PwC partner Chris Miller.

The alliance gives PwC a global capacity for security services, management and response. PwC will augment its risk management with ISS’ Managed Firewall, Managed Intrusion Detection, Security Assessment, Managed Virtual Private Network and Emergency Response services.

ISS will be able to expand its market reach to large enterprise customers, and deliver its solutions globally through an integrated, single web interface that provides secure access to logs and statistics.

ISS is a security provider, protecting digital assets and ensuring safe and uninterrupted e-business. The company’s solutions protect 6,000 customers worldwide including 21 of the 25 largest US commercial banks, the top 10 telecoms companies and 35 government agencies. Founded in 1994, ISS is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with offices throughout North America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

PWC draws on the knowledge and skills of more than 50,000 people in 150 countries.

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