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Verizon Business, McAfee Form Alliance

Verizon Business (VZ) and McAfee Inc. (MFE) have announced a global strategic alliance to provide integrated security solutions to businesses and government agencies worldwide.

Through this agreement, Verizon Business will offer McAfee’s entire line of enterprise security products and services while McAfee taps Verizon Business’ data center outsourcing and consulting and managed services capabilities. Additionally, the companies will jointly develop a suite of next-generation, cloud-based managed security services.

“This strategic agreement with McAfee enables us to drive even more complete and integrated IT solutions to enterprises across the world,” said Kerry Bailey, senior vice president of Verizon Business global solutions. “Verizon Business will be able to expand and more fully touch every facet of enterprise security so that enterprises can confidently do business in this digital age. Our newly expanded and next-generation cloud capabilities will enable organizations to better use security as a strategic tool and business enabler.”

Verizon Business now offers the full complement of McAfee enterprise security solutions to its client base through Verizon’s CPE catalog. Starting this fall, Verizon Business will offer McAfee’s PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance services to banks and other organizations that support merchants that handle fewer than 20,000 e-commerce transactions or up to 1 million credit card transactions each per year. Previously, Verizon Business PCI compliance services were focused on larger-volume merchants and associated banks.

Additionally, Verizon Business will provide data center outsourcing services to McAfee. Verizon Business will help McAfee consolidate its data centers, enabling McAfee to further improve the 24/7 management of its Web hosting operations and better position the company to deliver cloud-based solutions.


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