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
"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.
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.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation
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