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Havas selects Telefónica for its global cybersecurity

Havas selects Telefónica for its global cybersecurity

Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has selected Telefónica Business Solutions to manage their cybersecurity across their global footprint. The Havas Group employs 20,000 people in over 100 countries in Europe, United States, Latin America, Africa and Asia / Oceania.

Under the agreement, Telefónica Business Solutions will maintain and provide support across the global Havas Group installed base of firewalls and network security. In addition, the contract includes end-to-end integration, support and consultancy to prevent, detect and respond to daily threats.

Cyber-attacks are increasingly more sophisticated and frequent. As a large network operator, Telefónica delivers disruptive innovations that enable customers to proactively detect and respond faster to threats, whilst simultaneously protecting their global footprint.

Frédéric DEGRAS, Chief Information Officer World (CIO) Havas commented, “All firewalls will be updated automatically and in real time. This is a great added value which will limit considerably cyberattacks risks. We choose to partner with Telefónica for its deep expertise in cybersecurity and trust them to deliver high-quality services in our worldwide offices. This agreement will also reduce our global security costs.”

Increasingly companies are re-defining their security strategy to focus on cyber-resilience and to address the evolving threat to their environments.

Anne PERRIN, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Telefónica Business Solutions France remarked,

"We are really excited to strengthen our long lasting-relationship with Havas Group through this new agreement. Thanks to our security capabilities, we will make sure that they get the best and fastest cyber resilience services provided from our global network.”