Vectra secures Singapore win

Vectra secures Singapore win

Vectra Corporation has won a $2 million, two-year contract to provide information security services for the Singapore Government.

The Adelaide-based service company opened a Singapore office four years ago and has gained several wins in the region. Its latest government contract would further build the company's credibility, according to managing director, Chris Smerdon.

"Our plan has always been to use Singapore as a base into the rest of Asia," he said. "This tender is a testament to the position and track record we now hold in the region."

Having beaten global competitors like Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers to the post, the deal was also proof of opportunities available to specialist players, Smerdon said.

"Issues around conflict of interest have really helped us," he said. "People are aware that there has to be separation between your financial and security or IT auditors."

In other news, Vectra has also signed an alliance with Dell that will see it serve as a strategic services provider for the vendor's servers, SANs and desktops in South Australia.

"Dell sees a big opportunity in services revenue," Smerdon said. "We will provide the implementation and security services it needs to complete its offering."

With the recent acquisition of NSW-based DeMorgan Information Security now integrated, Vectra would look to step up relationships with vendor partners like Symantec and BMC.

"We have integrated additional services from Symantec into our managed services offering," he said. "We've been working with BMC for run-rate business but there's also an opportunity in the area of identity management."

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