Raytheon, MetTel Ally to Secure Government, Industry Networks

By Ken Briodagh November 17, 2017

In a recent release, Raytheon and MetTel have announced a global security alliance to protect government and commercial communications networks against growing cybersecurity threats, including Internet of Things (IoT) threats.

The companies said they will provide a range of cybersecurity offerings and support the migration from legacy technologies to ensure cybersecurity is designed into the government's telecom infrastructure.

“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, VP, Network Services, 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 reportedly is set to provide a range of managed security and consulting services, in addition security technologies. The principal elements of the agreement include:

MetTel and Raytheon will build and operate Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services for 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, including detailed insight and recommendations for incident remediation and vulnerability testing.

In addition, MetTel will employ Raytheon's Automated Threat Intelligence Platform (ATIP) and other advanced managed security services.

“As Federal agencies and businesses aggressively pursue digital transformation, this alliance will support the security of their data and systems,” said John DeSimone, VP, Cybersecurity and Special Missions, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “Raytheon will work with MetTel to leverage our 30 years of experience and significant investment in cybersecurity to hunt, detect and remediate advanced cyber threats on government and commercial networks.”

Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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