Oxford, UK, 17th July 2006: Information assurance specialist Vistorm announced today the appointment of Martin Dipper as General Manager of its Managed Security Services business. Martin is an experienced IT security specialist, with a strong background in managed services, IP and applications technologies. As a member of the Vistorm Operations Board, he will play a crucial part in the growth of the division.
"It's an exciting time in Vistorm's development," said Dipper. "As the frequency and boldness of organised attacks against corporate networks rise, IT directors and chief security officers must take a proactive approach to ensure that all aspects of their infrastructure have the appropriate levels of security. Drawing on a long heritage of providing security services, we plan to develop a new range of Managed Service products that will differentiate Vistorm from the competition. We will focus on three crucial areas - securing corporate networks; delivering secure client services that enable 'anywhere, anytime' remote user connectivity; and information management and intelligence services, providing information to help customers understand and respond to security incidents and events that occur on their infrastructure."
Prior to joining Vistorm, Martin spent 11 years at BT where he ran the Managed Security Services business of Infonet, a business acquired by BT. During his time there he developed connectivity, application and security services for multinational enterprises. He was also VP of Product Management for their Managed Security Services where he operated in a global, cross-cultural, virtual team environment. He established the managed security services strategy and portfolio for BT Infonet, which involved the full lifecycle of product development and service delivery.
Jim Kent, CEO of Vistorm, said: "Managed Services is critical to our plans both in terms of growth and in company profile. Our progress in this area has been good and we now want to drive ahead with our plans to expand the services we offer to new and existing clients. Martin will be instrumental in achieving this and we're delighted to have him on board."
Before his managed security services role at BT, Martin held marketing and management roles in IP and application services. Prior to this, he held marketing and consulting roles at Wang LABS and Microsoft.
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Founded in 1991, Vistorm is a specialist in delivering industry leading security solutions. Partnering with leading manufacturers, Vistorm combines specialist Consulting, Technology and Managed Services capabilities to offer a complete portfolio of secure infrastructure services and solutions.
Vistorm believes that a clear information assurance strategy is fundamental to good corporate governance. In today's business environment, stakeholder value can be too easily and often unwittingly damaged by information-based risks. Information capital needs to be compliant, secure, available, reliable and accurate. Without this assurance, there is a real danger of financial loss or damage to reputation.
Vistorm is headquartered in Daresbury, Cheshire with 200 employees nationwide.
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