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CITIC Telecom CPC Entering into Partnership with Palo Alto Networks

Becoming First Managed Security Services Partner in North Asia

Hong Kong, Jan 17, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (CITIC Telecom CPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), today announced it will form a strategic partnership with next-generation firewall technology provider Palo Alto Networks. CITIC Telecom CPC is proud to be the FIRST managed security service partner of Palo Alto Networks in North Asia, furthering the company's fully-fledged managed security services for enterprises around the clock.

The partnership also sees the launch of TrustCSI Managed Firewall Services (MFS), which will offer enterprises a complete suite of 24x7 real-time and full-service managed firewall services based on Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewall technology and CITIC Telecom CPC's TrustCSI managed security services.

The challenges with BYOD and complexity of security threats

The partnership and launch of TrustCSI MFS is a timely response to enterprise security requirements, including dealing with mobile devices, instigated by the Bring Your Own Device ("BYOD") trend, and the increasing complexity of security threats.

As cloud computing evolves, enterprises are becoming increasingly exposed to security threats such as malware, spyware, viruses, Trojans, etc. In addition, enterprises have to manage the high-level security risks and complex security threats brought by unmanaged devices or various connectivity to company network anytime, anywhere.

"Enterprises are quickly learning that traditional firewalls are not enough to protect their networks of device management issues from BYOD and other complex security threats, especially as some firewalls have shortcoming in their features or performance," said Daniel Kwong, Senior Vice President, Information Technology & Security Services, CITIC Telecom CPC.

Market leader with users and applications identification capabilities

Palo Alto Networks was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls in 2011. According to Gartner, a next-generation firewall capability is becoming an important element as enterprises move away from having dedicated IPS appliances at their perimeter and remote locations. Palo Alto Networks, as a leader in the quadrant, leads the market in offering new safeguarding features, providing expert capability, and having a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in security products. It also handles the highest throughput with minimal performance loss and options for hardware acceleration.

Backed by Palo Alto Networks' patented App-ID technology, TrustCSI(TM) MFS enable policy-based visibility and control over applications, users, and content. With this technology, enterprises can accurately identify users and applications, as well as control applications, scan content to stop known and unknown threats, and prevent data leakage - all with a single network device. Companies can now truly enjoy one-stop security devices to achieve comprehensive protection.

With TrustCSI(TM) MFS, enterprises can also enjoy the managed security services delivered via CITIC Telecom CPC's world-class Security Operation Centers (SOCs). The SOCs are equipped with advanced correlation and classification Security Information and Event Management ("SIEM") engine, and are ISO 27001, ISO 20000 and ISO 9001 certified. TrustCSI(TM) MFS alleviate overheads associated with direct administration of equipment and staff allowing enterprises of any size and in any sector to enjoy a best-of-breed solution in a managed environment. This can lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and maximize return on investment (ROI). Enterprises can then focus on critical tasks and its core businesses.

"The general consensus is that consumerization and BYOD are creating a device proliferation problem that needs to be controlled. However, the real issue is controlling unmanaged devices, which is a network control problem. Enterprises are unable to control what users do with their own devices and are unable to manage what should be allowed onto devices. This creates key challenges to enterprises. Our technologies can detect and prevent any violation or attack on the latest applications running on the IT environment and provide both performance and features that other firewalls can't," said Sharat Sinha, VP APAC of Palo Alto Networks.

"Combined with CITIC Telecom CPC's knowledge of the region, reliable and secure network technologies, as well as the expertise of its security professionals, enterprises now have a comprehensive answer provided by TrustCSI(TM) Managed Firewall Services," said Sharat Sinha, VP APAC of Palo Alto Networks.

Uniqueness of TrustCSI(TM) MFS

The launch of TrustCSI(TM) MFS enables enterprise IT departments to have access to the full spectrum of security monitoring and management services with next-generation firewall technology, including:

-- Next Generation Firewall - Provide policy-based visibility and control over applications, users and contents, compatible to run in a virtualized environment.
-- Enterprise Directory Integration - Identify users regardless of IP addresses.
-- Real-Time Content Scanning - Detect and block a wide range of threats, limit unauthorized data transfers and control non-work Web surfing.
-- Multi-gigabit, In-line Deployment - Real-time protection that eliminates performance degradation compared to other security solutions.
-- Managed by SOCs - Year-round Security Incident Management and Monitoring via Security Operation Centers; multilingual customer support by dedicated professional team.
-- Instant Incident Notification - Real-time alerts by email and phone to ensure customers are always updated on security events.
-- In-depth Reporting - Comprehensive usage and security reports assist in response decisions and future planning.

"We will strive to continue to optimize the TrustCSI(TM) portfolio and provide enterprises with the security solutions that address their varying requirements. We believe that the new partnership and offerings will support customers with business ambitions in the Asia Pacific region," said Daniel Kwong.

In addition to TrustCSI(TM) MFS, the TrustCSI(TM) portfolio also includes TrustCSI(TM) Information Assessment Service that manages network vulnerability, TrustCSI(TM) Security-AcuView that provides accurate views of security status, as well as TrustCSI(TM) Unified Threat Management that provides first line network security to defense attacks from multiple sources.

Nonetheless, the increasing Cloud trend has brought security challenges to enterprises. With CITIC Telecom CPC's managed security expertise, its SmartCLOUD customers can benefit from secure Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud solutions as SmartCLOUD is well-equipped with Unified Threat Management features. This means that enterprises can now enjoy the benefits of Cloud, while being hassle-free from the security threats.

Driving service excellence in 2013

"Striving for Service Excellence" is always CITIC Telecom CPC's top priority. Looking into 2013, CITIC Telecom CPC has developed "CPC's App" - a FREE mobile app that showcases the subscribed services on-the-go. What's more, CITIC Telecom CPC will make full use of various digital channels, including a new website, to provide easier access and more information to customers. All of these moves are in place to better support those customers expanding their businesses in the region.

About CITIC Telecom CPC

CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), is a trusted Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions provider with multiple branches across Asia Pacific, and a preferred partner by multinational corporations and business enterprises.

CITIC Telecom CPC delivers a range of innovative services, including: TrueCONNECT(TM) - an advanced MLPS VPN service which employs state-of-the-art fully meshed network, TrustCSI(TM) - an integrated suite of information security solutions, and SmartCLOUD - smarter, better and high performance cloud computing solutions which complement the company's managed network and managed security solutions.

As further testament to its commitment in providing premium quality services in the Asia Pacific region, the company became the first VPN service provider in Hong Kong to achieve all three ICT related certifications in ISO 9001 - Quality Management System, ISO 27001 - Information Security Management System and ISO 20000 - Information Technology Service Management System. Learn more at

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks(TM) is the network security company. Its innovative platform allows enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications running on their networks. The core of Palo Alto Networks platform is its Next-Generation Firewall, which delivers application, user, and content visibility and control integrated within the firewall through its proprietary hardware and software architecture. Palo Alto Networks products and services can address a broad range of network security requirements, from the data center to the network perimeter, as well as the distributed enterprise, which includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile devices. Palo Alto Networks products are used by more than 10,000 customers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit

Palo Alto Networks, "The Network Security Company," the Palo Alto Networks Logo, App-ID, GlobalProtect, and WildFire are trademarks of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. in the United States. All other trademarks, trade names or service marks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

Media Contact:

Rowena Leung
CITIC Telecom International CPC
Tel: +852 2170 7536
Email: rowena.leung@

Source: CITIC Telecom CPC

Rowena Leung
CITIC Telecom International CPC 
Tel: +852 2170 7536
Email: rowena.leung@

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