HP Launches Range of E-Security Services

LONDON (04/11/2000) - Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) today launched a range of new services called Global Security Consulting Services, aimed at helping customers define an e-security strategy, review their current e-security products and integrate them into their existing business. The launch was announced here at the Infosecurity show today.

"We estimate that these consulting services will generate four times the revenue of all our products this year," said Roberto Medrano, general manager of HP's Internet security solutions division. "Next year, we estimate that the consulting services will generate six to seven times the revenue of the products."

Although Medrano has high goals for e-security services revenue, he didn't disclose an exact figure. The new consulting services will employ between 100 and 200 people in Europe this year, according to Medrano.

The new consulting services involve reviewing customers' current security practices and "defining new goals," matching security products with business needs and "providing the foundation for implementing the technological, organizational and cultural changes required to securely meet an organization's business goals" according to a statement from HP.

When asked if the new services from HP will generate new business for the local integrators and resellers, Medrano said that "it probably will." Furthermore, HP will not compete with the local integrators on security services; only "complement them," Medrano said.

The Infosecurity 2000 show continues through Wednesday here in London.

HP, in Palo Alto, California, can be reached at +1 650 8571501 or on the Web at www.hp.com/.

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