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Raytheon-MetTel Alliance Tightens Security for Government and Industry Communications Networks


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Raytheon and MetTel have announced a global security alliance aimed at protecting government and commercial communications networks against growing cybersecurity threats, including those that exploit the Internet of Things (IoT). The companies plan to provide cybersecurity offerings and support the migration from legacy technologies to ensure cybersecurity is designed into the government's telecom infrastructure.

This alliance will support the security of federal agencies’ and businesses’ data and systems as they aggressively pursue digital transformation, said John DeSimone, vice president of Cybersecurity and Special Missions for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. 

The MetTel-Raytheon alliance will provide a range of managed security services, professional consulting services, and technologies to detect, assess and defeat potential intrusions on MetTel-owned or managed customer networks. 

Key elements of the agreement include are that MetTel and Raytheon will build and operate Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services for Federal government agencies through the GSA's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract. MetTel was named in August 2017 as a vendor for the $50 billion, 15-year award. And, as part of MetTel's team on the EIS contract, Raytheon will offer cybersecurity experts on a contract basis to Federal agencies for custom consultations, including detailed insight and recommendations for incident remediation and vulnerability testing. In addition, MetTel will employ Raytheon's Automated Threat Intelligence Platform (ATIP) and other managed security services.

In addition to supporting government customers, MetTel will integrate with Raytheon's Virtual Security Operations Center service to provide advanced threat hunting, intrusion analysis, incident notification and triage to safeguard its 10,000 customer locations worldwide.

For more information, visit www.mettel.net and www.raytheon.com.


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