by CIO New Zealand

New security certifications awarded to Vodafone TaaS services

Sep 18, 2018
Big DataDigital TransformationGovernment IT

Vodafone says a number of its Telecommunications-as-a-Service (TaaS) Services offerings to Government have received Security Certification from the Department of Internal Affairs.

The certification means an acceptable risk position is being achieved across a number of Vodafone’s TaaS Services from their Connectivity, Contact Centre and Communications Services Catalogues, as well as their Legacy Connectivity Gateway Service from their Managed Security tower of services.

“This is a great achievement for Vodafone, and allows us to continue to effectively support the New Zealand Government’s efforts to streamline telecommunications services for their agencies,” says Vodafone enterprise director Ken Tunnicliffe.

“Our next steps will be to obtain Security Certification for the remainder of our portfolio of services within the Managed Security tower,” says Tunnicliffe, in a statement.

Vodafone says more than 30,000 mobile users, 13,500 fixed connectivity users and 570 Contact Centre agents access their TaaS Services daily.

Vodafone has a Government-specific suite of TaaS certified services called Ready Government, which can be accessed through the Government TaaS service catalogue.

The TaaS panel is administered by the Government Chief Digital Office at the DIA as lead agency.