KPN Security big winner in procurement for 330 municipalities
KPN Security is the big winner in the municipal procurement of GGI-Veilig. This became clear when the Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG) announced the definitive list of awards. It concerns the delivery of security products and services to more than 330 municipalities and municipal partnerships.
KPN has been designated a supplier for all three prescribed areas. For example, in the coming five years, Dutch municipalities can turn to KPN for security expertise services and for security products and services, such as firewalls, anti-DDoS, and endpoint protection. Within area 1, for managed SIEM/SOC-services, KPN is the only designated supplier and therefore immediately fulfills the role of Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) across all areas. The quality and architecture of KPN’s Security service was rated as the best in the field.
KPN Security’s strong position
‘The number of digital threats is increasing rapidly’, according to Marieke Snoep, director of Business Market at KPN. ‘We are happy that we can help make the Netherlands more secure. The fact that KPN has been chosen as supplier of security products and services for three areas confirms the strong position we occupy in the market’, adds Snoep. ‘As a leading telecom and ICT-player, we have the technology and the capacity to handle all security matters for municipalities. Municipalities can come to us for all their security issues.’
GGI-Veilig, part of the Municipal Common Infrastructure, is tasked with increasing the digital resilience of municipalities. By collectively acquiring a cohesive products and services portfolio, municipalities save on procurement costs. The procurement has already been done for them. And the costs for using these products and services are lower too. Moreover, by using a joint portfolio, municipalities can collaborate better on their digital resilience.