Business Wire – Tue Sep 22 02:00:00 CDT 2009
ICASI Expands Global Presence; Welcomes Nokia as Founding Member
World Leader in Mobile Devices Joins Fight Against Multi-Vendor Security Threats
WAKEFIELD, Mass. (BUSINESS WIRE) --
The Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI: http://www.icasi.org) today announced that Nokia, the world's leading maker of mobile devices, has joined the organization as a Founding Member, the highest level of ICASI membership.
Nokia joins current ICASI Founding Members Cisco, International Business Machines (IBM), Intel, Juniper Networks and Microsoft. Nokia brings to the organization world-class expertise in mobile devices, which are the primary means of accessing the Internet for millions of users in many countries around the world. Nokia's membership in ICASI also expands the consortium's global reach.
"To effectively address multi-vendor security challenges wherever they strike, the world needs the commitment and cooperation of technology leaders like Nokia," said Linda Betz, president of ICASI. "Nokia brings a wealth of essential mobile telecommunications and global security expertise to ICASI as we work together to drive excellence and innovation in security response practices."
"For many the mobile phone is an essential part of our everyday life. The next transformation will come when the mobile phone provides truly personalized and useful services that help you get the most out of life," said Janne Uusilehto, head of Nokia product security. "For Nokia, security is an essential part of all phases of the mobile communications development process. Mobile security places various requirements globally on networks, platforms, servers, hardware, software, systems and procedures and Nokia is committed to continuously develop its products and services."
Nokia's expertise complements the broad range of industry and security capabilities of ICASI's other Founding Members: Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate; IBM is the world's largest information technology company; Intel is the world leader in silicon innovation; Juniper Networks is the leader in high-performance networking; and Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
ICASI gives these global information technology (IT) leaders a trusted forum to address international, multi-product security challenges, extending the ability of IT vendors to focus on complex security issues and better protect enterprises, governments, citizens and the critical IT infrastructures that support them.
Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world's leading maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different ways - fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
Founded in 2008 by Cisco, International Business Machines, Intel Corporation, Juniper Networks, and Microsoft Corp., ICASI provides a unique forum for global companies committed to proactively addressing complex, multi-product security threats and to better protecting enterprises, governments, and citizens, as well as the critical IT infrastructures that support them. For more information, visit http://www.icasi.org.
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