Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has made the announcement of acquiring Trustwave, a privately held leading company specializing in managed security services. The acquisition has made Singtel a global service provider and has enabled the company to provide advanced cloud-based solutions.
Spelling how valuable this acquisition will be, Mr Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Singtel Group Enterprise, said, “Singtel will leverage Trustwave’s strong market position in North America and its deep capabilities to offer differentiated security solutions to our customers. With Trustwave as the core of our cyber security business, Singtel is well positioned to be a leading global Managed Security Services provider. This acquisition enables us to meet the increasing demand of enterprises worldwide for a trusted partner to secure their networks, mobility platforms, devices, IT, applications and databases.”
The acquisition will enable Singtel to reap the benefits from the of Trustwave’s advanced security services. Six more Security Operations Centres (SOC) have been added by Trustwave to the existing SOCs of Singtel in Singapore and planned SOC in Australia. The new SOCs which have been added to the list by Trustwave are four in North America, one in Asia Pacific and one in Europe. The global presence will allow Singtel to perform round the globe and serve 24x7.
Mr Robert J. McCullen, Trustwave Chief Executive Officer and President shared how he feels about the acquisition, “Joining Singtel gives us the ability to leverage its global presence and resources to accelerate worldwide adoption of Trustwave managed security services and technologies. By combining Singtel's robust information and communications technology solutions with Trustwave’s industry-leading security offerings, we can provide cutting-edge services that enhance what we deliver to our valued customers and partners. With the backing of Singtel, we will continue to innovate, deliver and expand our global leadership in cyber security services and technologies.”