In response to what it sees as a changing need for enterprise security, Unisys has pooled its resources to form a dedicated e-security services practice.
The e-security services division will concentrate on best-practice policies and consulting including security assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and maintenance, according to a Unisys statement.
The consolidation of the company's security services is designed to complement its larger services practice, said Tony Bereznicki, Unisys' e-security practice director.
According to Bereznicki, security in the past has been based around components and software like firewalls and routers, whereas now it is about protecting "e-environments", where the risks are different.
Starting with four personnel, Unisys is looking to grow its e-security practice across Australia and New Zealand to 15 by the end of the year.
Two of these personnel, Ajoy Ghosh and Arran Pearson, are members of several standards committees involved with establishing international and regional IT security standards. These include the Standards Australia IT 12/4 Security Techniques Committee, and the National Information Infrastructure Industry Forum - designed to protect Australia from cyber-terrorism.
According to Bereznicki, the e-security division will source a lot of its business through existing Unisys Australia customers, but will also partner with other companies if the opportunity arises.