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By IOT Journal


Raytheon, MetTel Establish Alliance to Secure Government, Industry Communications Networks

Raytheon and MetTel has announced a global security partnership to protect government and commercial communications networks against growing cybersecurity threats, including those that exploit the proliferating Internet of Things (IoT). The companies will provide a range of tactical and strategic cybersecurity offerings and support the migration from legacy technologies to ensure cybersecurity is designed into the government's telecom infrastructure.

With the priorities outlined in Executive Order 13800, this collaborative affiliation is well positioned to support the Administration's IT modernizing and Cybersecurity priorities, to include the emerging security challenges posed by internet-connected devices, including computers, routers and security cameras.

"Security is foremost on everyone's mind today, especially with the constant emergence of new threat forms compounded by the exploding array of devices and network access points," said Ed Fox, vice president of Network Services for MetTel. "The world needs a network that meets the highest government security standards and together, MetTel and Raytheon are committed to delivering that network."

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

• MetTel and Raytheon will build and operate Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Service services to provide to 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.

• 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.

• In addition, MetTel will employ Raytheon's advanced Threat Intelligence platform and other advanced security services.

"Working with MetTel, the Raytheon team will leverage 30 years of expertise and significant investment in cybersecurity engineering, and the automated technology to hunt, detect and remediate advanced cyber threats on government and commercial networks," said John DeSimone, vice president of Cybersecurity and Special Missions for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services.

Raytheon and MetTel will offer industry-leading expertise to Federal agencies with detailed insight and recommendations for specific requirements such as incident remediation and vulnerability testing, among others. As Federal agencies and commercial businesses aggressively pursue digital transformation on a massive scale, this partnership will be ready to support those efforts with industry leading expertise.

MetTel's communications infrastructure supports over 10,000 customer locations worldwide. To safeguard MetTel's service to customers, MetTel will closely integrate with Raytheon's Virtual Security Operations Center service to proactively hunt for threats; provide advanced intrusion analysis; incident notification and triage when necessary.

"As rogue governments, nation-states and independent cyber criminals increasingly focus their attacks on commercial industry targets as well as the public sector, the need becomes apparent for the combined forces of MetTel and Raytheon with proven success in security and network management," Fox added.

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