System integrator, Dimension Data, along with security vendor’s RSA and McAfee, have been awarded two Standing Offer Arrangements (SOAs) with the Queensland Government’s ICT Consolidation program.
Under the deal, DiData will supply services incorporating security information and event management solutions using RSA’s enVision technology and patch and vulnerability management with McAfee’s Vulnerability Manager.
Both SOAs and initial contracts form part of the Foundation Infrastructure Project (FIP), which is a key component of ICT consolidation program.
The FIP will build the foundation infrastructure that enables Whole-of-Government consolidation of the Queensland Government’s CBD data centres, networks and infrastructure services to Citec, the Government’s primary ICT service provider.
The systems will be integrated to enable a broad range of risk and compliance reporting, and will also be integrated with the Queensland Government’s Enterprise Management and IT Service Management systems.
In addition, DiData security consultants will develop standards and policies for both solutions, and draft the Queensland Government Enterprise Architecture (QGEA) position papers. The integrator will also supply a catalogue of security services with preferential Whole-of-Government rates to streamline the process for agencies requiring security services such as forensic analysis, incident response and independent vulnerability assessment.
“I’d like to applaud Queensland Government for taking such a positive step towards consolidating its ICT infrastructure, and also for realising the importance of governance, risk and compliance in relation to securing systems, applications and data,” CEO of DiData Australia, Steve Nola, said.