Vodafone is working with BAE Systems to deploy a cloud-based mobile security system that will be made available to the telco’s 1500 largest customers in the coming months. The Mobile Threat Manager scans traffic across all networks between mobile devices in order to safeguard against security breaches and block inappropriate content.
The platform is the product of a new five year partnership between the telecoms provider and the defence company to create a range of security products and services for smartphones and tablets. With a commitment to grow its cyber and security arm, BAE Systems Detica, the pair will also explore the M2M market.
Vodafone has been selected to provide mobile services to BAE’s 35,000 UK employees, with a view to expanding these across its global workforce.
“This partnership is unique, not only in bringing together a defence and security player with a major communications provider, but also in its ability to help global enterprises realise their ambitions around leveraging the future of communications technologies in a secure manner,” said Ian King, CEO of BAE Systems. “These technologies are subject to the vulnerabilities of cyber space and we can provide the mobile marketplace with protection against today’s threats and the advanced threats of the future.”