Alphawest smartens up security practice

Alphawest smartens up security practice

WA-based services company, Alphawest, has formalised a national security practice.

National infrastructure manager, Ed Jeffers, said the new SmartSecure unit would see it provide a standardised raft of security services to national customers. Previously, these services had differed from one region to the next.

To coordinate the restructure, Alphawest formed an internal council to devise which of its security services could be delivered at a national level. The council consists of 10 staff, with at least one member representing each of the states.

The council has been charged with developing new security services, as well as evaluating vendor partnerships, training and profitability, Jeffers said. It was expected to meet every month.

Security business development manager, Damien Cantelo, said Security Overview was one service that had now been introduced nationally.

Other focus areas included network security, malicious code, enterprise management and emerging technologies.

Several new services were on the cards for early next year.

Alphawest had also appointed additional employees to help fuel the security practice, with 25 staff now dedicated to SmartSecure, Cantelo said. It had also divided its 18 vendors into tier one and two categories.

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