Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) Signs Renewal Deal With Unisys For Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) has announced this past week that Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) has renewed its contract for cybersecurity with Unisys, covering information security threat and event management For EPM’s domestic Colombian operations. The renewal means Unisys will provide IT security services to EPM for at least another year, managing, detecting and analyzing security threats and vulnerabilities for over 2,000 EPM firewalls, servers, and devices.
Even though EPM (headquarters in above photograph) is a municipal utility owned by the City of Medellin, it owns other utilities and services over 4 million customers in Colombia, Chile, México, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Panamá.
Unisys has worked with EPM since 2014, providing cybersecurity services, including management of devices and events, such as identification, classification, and remediation of IT security incidents. To provide these services to EPM, Unisys is employing its Security Operations Centers (SOC), its BEaTo benchmark tool, and what Unisys calls its (Unisys Noise Cancellation Advanced Analytics Platform – UNCAAP) to monitor and efficiently correlate over 140 million daily security events for EPM. Unisys already operates an operations center in the Medellin suburb of Rionegro.
“We had to augment our security to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing confidential information on the thousands of operations that are executed daily across our IT infrastructure. In Unisys, we find the appropriate solution set to satisfy that need,” said EPM’s director of IT infrastructure services, Antonio Pérez. “We decided to start with our most critical devices, and today we want continuity in our efforts, in the broadest way possible.”
“In Unisys, we are committed to providing the best solutions and security strategies for EPM.” The results we have achieved to date have warranted the extension of our relationship with EPM, and we will continue to take advantage of the most advanced technologies and services in the market to achieve even better results,” said Carlos Ferrer, vice president and general manager of Unisys for Latin America Central, South, and Andes.