Leading ICT Service provider T-Systems Singapore Pte Ltd and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) today announced a joint collaboration on infocomm security initiatives in the region...

Singapore, 13 July 2005 / For Immediate Release

ICT Service Provider to Expand High End Security Consulting Services to Asia Pacific

Leading ICT Service provider T-Systems Singapore Pte Ltd and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) today announced a joint collaboration on infocomm security initiatives in the region.

As part of this collaboration, IDA and T-Systems Singapore will identify thought leadership opportunities, engage in market development and develop infocomm security capabilities over the next 3 years. The first beach head of these initiatives include the recently set up Security Evaluation Lab by T-Systems which targets the rapidly expanding security solutions market in Asia Pacific projected to cross US$4.9 billion by 2008, according to IDC1.

"T-Systems has an established track record in providing leading-edge infocomm services to customers around the world. We are keen to share our experience with customers and partners in this region," said Mr. Thomas Jakob, Chief Executive Officer, T-Systems Singapore Pte Ltd. "This collaboration with IDA strengthens our commitment to Asia as a growing market. T-Systems will consolidate and expand our operations in Singapore with total business spending of up to US$60 million over the next 12 months, and significantly increase our recruitment of ICT professionals to service our customers in the region."

Mr. Jakob added, "Moving forward, T-Systems will increasingly import security expertise and service offerings into Asia, including consulting and solutions, business continuity and disaster recovery services. Combined with a stable infrastructure and large pool of highly skilled resources, we look forward to contributing towards Singapore's efforts in building a vibrant infocomm security hub."

"IDA is pleased to work with T-Systems to strengthen Singapore's infocomm infrastructure and capabilities," said Mr. Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. "This collaboration will serve to develop new capabilities in Infocomm Security to meet the growing demand for security solutions and enhance Singapore's reputation as a trusted infocomm hub."

"Security is a growing concern for governments, organizations and individuals alike. T-Systems has worked with clients like Lucent Technologies and others to gain a vast breadth of expertise in security consulting and solutions," said Dr. Franz-Peter Heider, Executive Vice President, ICT Security, T-Systems International, who is in Singapore to address an audience of industry executives on optimizing infocomm security to compete in a global market.

T-Systems recently unveiled its Common Criteria Evaluation Facility in Singapore, as the first step towards kicking off this wide-reaching initiative. Common Criteria (CC) certification is an internationally recognized security standard (ISO15408) for security products. The ICT service provider will now be able to evaluate products and solutions for security assurance through this facility, which is the first in Asia. Products that will be evaluated here include Access Control Devices and Systems, Boundary Protection Devices and Systems, Databases, Data Protection, Detection Devices and Systems, ICs, Smart Cards and Smart Card-related Devices and Systems, Key Management Systems, Network and Network-related Devices and Systems, Operating Systems and Other Devices and Systems.

Solution providers will now be able to obtain the necessary Common Criteria certifications for security products in Singapore, and have the certification recognized and accepted by their customers worldwide. This will also help developers in the region market their products to countries like Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which mandate the use of Common Criteria Standards.

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About T-Systems in Singapore
T-Systems Singapore Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom's strategic business area for business customers, T-Systems. With global capabilities in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), T-Systems Singapore provides a wide range of IT Services as well as network services through Deutsche Telekom's Telekom Global Network. In 2003, the company took over the operations of DataOne in Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel T&T and recently, the IT operations of the Allianz Group (AGIS) in Singapore.

T-Systems Singapore currently has 120 employees providing support to over 250 customers located in Singapore and throughout the Asia South region.

About T-Systems
T-Systems is one of Europe's leading providers of information and communications technology (ICT). Within the Deutsche Telekom Group, T-Systems is responsible for supporting the business customer segment, ranging from medium-sized and large companies all the way up to multinational corporations and public institutions. The company has 51,000 employees in over 20 countries worldwide and posted revenues of nearly ¬13 billion in 2004.

The company optimizes processes and cuts costs for its customers, thus providing them additional flexibility for their core business. It does this by making targeted use of industry expertise and cutting-edge technology. T-Systems' services encompass all levels of the information and communications technology value chain, spanning from ICT infrastructure and ICT solutions, up to, and including, business process management.

For more information about the company and its services, see www.t-systems.com.

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