MITA security tender awarded to 6PM
AlienVault USM selected to extend the security management of the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA)
6PM was recently awarded a tender by the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) to install AlienVault's Unified Security Management™ (USM) platform to help monitor and manage the security of the infrastructure that MITA manages on behalf of the Government of Malta.
AlienVault USM is an all-in-one platform designed to ensure that organisations can effectively defend themselves against today’s advanced threats. AlienVault USM is a unified threat detection and compliance management solution that will be installed across the IT infrastructure to deliver enhanced security visibility. The system correlates the traffic coming in and going out of the Agency. If it detects abnormal communications taking place, it will send out prioritised alerts to the Security IT team about the assets where the threat has been detected.
The public call for procurement was issued by MITA in 2014. 6PM was awarded the tender to implement the solution and maintain it for the next five years.
Brian Zarb Adami, 6PM’s Chief Technical Officer, said: “In view of the recent world cyber-attacks, it is important for institutions such as MITA to be equipped with leading technologies that help protect Malta’s national infrastructure. Our partnership with AlienVault allows us to offer our customers a security solution that enables continuous, secure and efficient flow of business."
Rodney Naudi, MITA’s Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance, said: “Through the agreement with AlienVault, MITA is looking at extending its monitoring and governance capabilities to further minimise the risk associated with information security threats. In particular, MITA is looking at capitalising on 6PM’s expertise with the solution to ensure that we build an intelligent and effective threat vector monitoring solution.”
MITA is the prime Government agency with a mandate spanning from ICT policy to programmes and initiatives in Malta. MITA manages full implementation of IT programmes in Government focusing on enhancing public service delivery and provides the infrastructure needed for the provision of ICT services to Government. MITA is also responsible for the propagation of ICT within society and the economy and to promote and deliver programmes with the intention of enhancing ICT education and the use of ICT as a learning tool. For more information, visit www.mita.gov.mt.
6PM is a leading IT and software solutions company delivering award winning healthcare products as well as professional services and infrastructure enabling organisations to enhance and optimise efficiency. With offices in Malta, UK, Ireland and Macedonia 6PM has provided IT services and solutions to the UK National Health Service, British Airways, Cap Gemini, UK Local Government, British Telecom, Fujitsu and Vodafone amongst many others. 6PM Holdings plc was listed on the Malta Stock Exchange in September 2007. Information about 6PM’s products and services can be found at www.6pmsolutions.com.