Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Unilever Selects BT for Global Managed Firewall Service

Unilever has awarded BT a contract for the provision of a managed firewall service. BT is taking over full management responsibilities for Unilever's existing estate of 256 firewalls spread across 68 countries. BT will transform Unilever's regionally managed firewall model into a single, consolidated global management structure in line with the rest of its networked IT services. BT will remotely manage the consolidated system, enhancing security against virus and other network-based attacks by applying a standard set of processes and reporting procedures to each of the firewalls.

The 10.5m pounds ($19.7 million) global agreement will run over a six and a half year period and follows the recent extension to its original seven-year service contract with Unilever.