Seccuris and SaskTel have announced a partnership to develop an Information Assurance Portal (IAP) which will provide a comprehensive set of information security services to small and mid-enterprise business customers in Saskatchewan, and across Canada.
Leveraging Seccuris’ information security intellectual property and SaskTel’s world-class infrastructure services, early releases of the IAP will include Threat Monitoring services, Vulnerability Management services, and Risk Based Asset Database and Reporting services, delivered through a self-service process. The IAP will provide customers greater visibility and control over their IT security environments and address security concerns in a more cost effective and scalable manner than is available in the market today. The IAP provides a unique risk-based performance management system that fulfills executive, management, and technical audience requirements.
“SaskTel and Seccuris have developed a strong relationship over the past three years. This partnership to develop the IAP is a natural evolution of our relationship and provides a good business opportunity for SaskTel. Integrating information security services with our own suite of network services provides excellent value for our customers”, says Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO.
Development activities for the IAP have begun, using a joint development team led by Seccuris. The first release of the IAP, targeted for fall 2012, will provide threat monitoring and notification services. Subsequent releases will include new services such as on demand vulnerability management services, risk based information asset management, and business threat and risk assessment services.
“The strength of our partnership with SaskTel, and the combination of our intellectual property and their tier one facilities, provided us with an excellent opportunity to develop a unique way of delivering information security services to a broader market. The IAP will lead to business growth for both SaskTel and Seccuris, enabling both organizations to increase our markets and achieve our strategic objectives”, says Geoff Besko, President and CEO of Seccuris.
In other news, SaskTel has approved the zBoost® line of cell phone signal boosters by Atlanta-based Wi-Ex for use on SaskTel’s wireless network. zBoost cell phone signal boosters can prevent missed or dropped calls and speed up wireless data within vehicles, homes and business locations. The zBoost line allows users to take full advantage of wireless data, voice and Internet services on their smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices that are capable of accessing the wireless network.
“The addition of zBoost to SaskTel’s dealer channel provides us with a great opportunity to enhance in-vehicle and in-building cell phone signal in Saskatchewan,” said Frankie Smith, Wi-Ex director of sales. “There are a lot of users who can benefit from the zBoost line of products and SaskTel provides us with an exciting new opportunity in Canada.”
According to the annual zBoost “State of the Cell Signal” Survey nearly 70 percent of cell phone owners consider their cell phone their essential voice and/or data communication tool. Wi-Ex recently conducted speed tests and found that the zBoost line of cell phone signal boosters can increase data speeds by as much as 180 percent or almost three times as fast, helping prevent dropped calls and slow data.