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Siemens selects Verizon Business for zero-trust network connectivity

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Verizon Business has announced that it will provide a variety of network connectivity options to Siemens, a German global technology business, in order to maintain the security of its employees’ devices and data. The solutions will provide Siemens employees in smaller office locations with a smooth “plug and play” user experience while emphasizing security and zero trust principles.


Siemens’ zero-trust initiative demands that all employee devices be verified, approved and continually checked before access to mission-critical applications and data is granted or retained. Verizon Business will implement an “internet only” connection, such as a global Managed Wide Area Network based on Cisco Meraki technology, which is vital to the success of the Siemens’ “never trust, always verify” program.


According to Sanjiv Gossain, EMEA Vice President, Verizon Business, an intelligent network may make underlying architectures more agile by controlling traffic and improving operational efficiency. He noted that while every company needs a safe work environment, IT teams continue to face the issue of managing security concerns while creating a user-friendly, digital working experience.


Elmar Spreitzer, Head of IT Digital Foundation, Siemens said: “With Verizon, we found a new partner to provide secure, internet-based network access for our simple office sites. The innovative connectivity solution is designed to meet the requirements of our Zero Trust program where we never trust, but always verify.”


Siemens is one of Europe’s major technology businesses, focused on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. The company also provides intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, as well as smart rail and road transportation solutions.


Verizon’s global IP network consists of long-haul metro and submarine assets that transport IP, data and voice traffic over more than one million route miles, enabling over 500,000 network, hosting and security devices managed globally. This latest news release builds on the company’s network-as-a-service base and supports its development goals for private networks, mobile edge computing and business solutions.

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