WISeKey Reaches Agreement With CenturyLink on Cybersecurity Solutions
CenturyLink Further Augments Its Managed Security Services Portfolio with WISeKey Offering;Adds WISeKey to Its List of Approved Suppliers
Geneva –May 11, 2016 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (SIX: WIHN) (‘WISeKey’), a leading cybersecurity company, today announced a new agreement that enablesCenturyLink, Inc., a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company, to resell WISeKey’s cybersecurity solutions – including its Managed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology and services – to businesses.
The new agreement follows acollaboration agreement between WISeKey and CenturyLink that was announced on January 20, 2016,at the World Economic Forum in Davos (http://www.nasdaq.com/article/centurylink-and-wisekey-ink-deal-for-cybersecurity-analytics-cm568705).
WISeKey’s cybersecurity solutions complement CenturyLink’s Managed Security ServicesSuite, arecently enhanced platform that leverages security events, advanced event management technologies and customized tools and algorithms to provide fully managed security services, including incident-response capabilities.
“CenturyLink’s teams are equipped with managed security services expertise and hosting capabilities in many geographical areas, making them very well suited to support businesses and provide them with the attention they need,” said Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s founder and CEO. “We are pleased to partner with such a world-class organization and look forward to a long and mutually successful relationship.”
“WISeKey’s neutral Root of Trust and expertise in large-scale deployment of Internet of Thingscybersecurity identity solutions nicely complementour Managed Security Services Suite,” said Girish Varma, president, Global IT Services & New Market Development, CenturyLink.“We believe our customers will be interested in learning about and leveraging the benefits enabled by WISeKey’s innovative and scalable cybersecurity solutions.”
Mr. Moreira concluded, “Recent cybersecurity violations have woken many governments up to the reality of cyberspace and how it is challenging the traditional conception of Digital Identification for the citizens and cyber sovereignty. With identifications and data being stored virtually anywhere in the world and government employees and citizens using information technology systems that are hosted and operated from anywhere – even outside of their jurisdiction – the expected sovereign rights over identifications, data and communications are frequently lost accelerating the current cyber security violations. WISeKey has been at the forefront of balancing technology, law, policy and geopolitics from its headquarters in Switzerland and its bases in different regions. With connected objects expected to reach 50 billion by 2020, according to several research firms, ensuring the security of the data and its privacy is paramount.”
WISeKey will demonstrate its cybersecurity solutions at the CenturyLink booth (#651) at the SAP SAPPHIRE conference in Orlando on May 17-19, 2016.
WISeKey is one of the world’s fastest-growing cybersecurity companies and a global growth company partner of the World Economic Forum. WISeKey provides specialized technologies for data protection, effective authentication and identification and authentication of people and objects to ensure secured communications and transactions without compromising trust. WISeKey runs its own Root of Trust cybersecurity platform and identity-based data security solutions for international organizations, governments, enterprises, and financial institutions spanning 102 countries. WISeKey is headquartered in Geneva with operations in Vietnam and the US. It intends to aggressively build out its US operations with hubs in California and Maryland. WISeKey has already embedded root of trust based security in over 2.6 billion browsers, sensors and wearables in addition to offering the industry’s trusted suite of IoT security products using the fact that authentication is becoming an increasingly important cybersecurity IoT consideration.
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