TELUS acquires Digital WYZDOM, Canada's leading digital forensics provider

Acquisition adds digital forensics capabilities to TELUS Security Solutions dedicated to helping customers identify security risks and proactively respond to potential threats

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced the acquisition of Digital WYZDOM Inc. and Digital WYZDOM Forensics Inc. (hereafter referred to as Digital WYZDOM). This acquisition will add a digital forensics service that complements TELUS' existing security solutions portfolio to better serve customers with their forensics and security needs. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

TELUS Security Solutions has selected Digital WYZDOM based on its people, technology, and a shared vision of putting customers first for their security and forensic needs. Digital WYZDOM is a leading specialized and independent security consulting firm that provides digital forensics, network security, E-discovery, intellectual property, and fraud advisory services to organizations and legal counsels across Canada.

"Security breaches in the marketplace are on the rise and the demand for forensics services is expected to grow for the foreseeable future - there are few firms in Canada with credible experts in this field like Digital WYZDOM," said Yogen Appalraju, vice-president of TELUS Security Solutions. "By committing to the forensics market with a best-in-class solution, combined with the power of TELUS' networking, collaboration and mobility solutions for businesses, TELUS is well positioned to support customers in identifying risks and proactively responding to potential threats."

"Joining the TELUS team is a tremendous opportunity for Digital WYZDOM to extend our forensics capabilities to create a more holistic security solution for Canadian businesses," said Daniel Tobok, president, Digital WYZDOM, who will join TELUS as director of TELUS Security Solutions. "The digital forensics industry is growing rapidly as a result of the increasing digitization of all aspects of business, government, and personal records, and now as part of TELUS, we can offer customers everything from incident response, to digital forensic investigations and analysis, to proactive network security analysis to safeguard businesses from intruders and cyber-crooks."

About Digital WYZDOM
Toronto-based Digital WYZDOM is a large independent computer security consulting firm best known for advanced computer forensics, investigating digital security breaches, and incident investigations in the workplace (including theft of intellectual property), for Canada's business leaders. Digital WYZDOM also offers proactive security audits, advisory services to prevent fraud as well as e-Discovery processing services used by law firms. Digital WYZDOM is staffed by the most senior and technically skilled staff in their field including ex-RCMP and ex-police investigators who understand both the workings of police departments globally as well as Canada's legal system.

About TELUS Security Solutions
TELUS Security Solutions offers customers the most comprehensive security portfolio including consulting and managed services, technology solutions, plus partnerships with 16 of the top 20 global security vendors. In addition, TELUS Security Labs - with a staff of 30 researchers and a $3 million budget - is a leading provider of security research to more than 50 of the world's top security product vendors. Whether your priority is handling targeted threats with real-time context, securing your mobile enterprise or removing your security management challenge, TELUS Security Solutions can help you gain visibility, understanding and control.

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading telecommunications company in Canada, thanks to $10.8 billion in annual revenue and 13 million customer connections, including 7.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.5 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and 635,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet Protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to numerous charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

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SOURCE: TELUS Corporation

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Elisabeth Napolano
TELUS Media Relations
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Elisabeth.Napolano@telus.com