BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- Verizon Business' Security Management Program is marking its 10-year anniversary, having reviewed the information security measures of more than 1,000 businesses and government agencies around the world.
A growing number of companies, particularly those with global operations, are using the program's certification as a competitive advantage and as proof that information security is a top priority for these companies. [NOTE: An audio podcast discussing the 10-year anniversary of the Security Management Program and the value it provides customers is available at http://www.podtech.net/home/3849/prestigious-security-seal-of-approval-turns- 10.]
The Security Management Program (SMP), now part of the Verizon Business Security Solutions group as a result of the company's July 1 acquisition of Cybertrust, is aimed at helping companies reduce risk through a synergistic approach to security. The program addresses a broad range of enterprise information security needs from network and system analysis to security policy inspection.
The SMP is also extremely rigorous. Of the 1,000 businesses and government agencies whose information security measures were reviewed, about half received the coveted Cybertrust Certification, which must be renewed annually. Currently, more than 300 organizations with operations in 32 countries are certified.
"Job No. 1 is to help customers protect their critical corporate assets so their businesses operate smoothly," said Kerry Bailey, vice president of Verizon Business Security Solutions. "Through our Security Management Program, Verizon Business gives businesses an edge in achieving their business objectives by helping secure their operations -- whether it's their systems or their applications.