Vodafone Group has created a new global business unit dedicated to providing enterprise customers with cyber security technologies and specialist advice and support. The new Vodafone Enterprise Security Services (VESS) division will bring together the Group’s current portfolio of security products under the leadership of Simon Church, who will join the company in April as VESS Chief Executive. He will report to Vodafone Enterprise CEO Nick Jeffery.
Church was previously chief executive at NTT Com Security. VESS will offer an expanded range of products, services and support in areas including: cloud-based protection for business-critical applications; network perimeter management; threat detection and response; and security assessments and advisory services focused on customer security policy development, risk management and compliance processes.
It will co-operate with various strategic security partners. This will including expanding an existing partnership with BAE Systems Applied Intelligence to develop new products, services and capabilities.