Sojitz Corporation places order for advanced network
TOKYO, June 11, 2012 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA]
announced today that Sojitz Corporation, a global trading
company headquartered in Tokyo, has entered into an
agreement with Boeing's Information Solutions division
for advanced network assessment. The contract is
Boeing's first international cybersecurity agreement
and highlights the company's commitment to growing its
cybersecurity business in Asia. The value of the contract
is not being disclosed.
"Boeing recognizes the significant level of trust
placed in us with this award by Sojitz Corporation,"
said Bryan Palma, vice president of the Secure
Infrastructure Group in Boeing Information Solutions.
"Expanding our longstanding relationship into network
security reinforces the priority of cybersecurity in the
"Sojitz is making major investments to strengthen our
network infrastructure and requiring more integrated
solutions to manage the security of these assets,"
said Ken Kuribayashi, Sojitz Aerospace Department general
manager. "This agreement allows Sojitz to take
advantage of Boeing's extensive cybersecurity expertise
by providing the tools and integrated solutions needed to
improve our situational awareness and response
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