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Frost & Sullivan Names Verizon as Leader in Australian Managed Security Services

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SYDNEY – October 30, 2011 –

For the fourth consecutive year, Frost & Sullivan Australia has recognized Verizon for its leadership in the Australian managed security services market. The company has received the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Award for Managed Security Service Provider of the Year, one of the analyst firm's annual Best Practice Awards.

The award acknowledges Verizon's leadership in identifying the growing trend toward security-as-a-service, as well as meeting increasing customer requirements for compliance and privacy through Verizon's security services -- including content security, firewall, authentication, and intrusion detection and prevention systems.

Award participants are judged according to their market performance in 2010, based on criteria that include market leadership; year-on-year growth rate; market performance; solutions capability and market penetration across various technologies.

John Karabin, area vice president for Verizon, Australia and New Zealand, said: "To receive this award for the fourth year in a row is an outstanding achievement and a strong testament to the breadth and depth of our offerings in the security services space. We are very proud to continue to help so many Australian and global companies secure their Internet environment."

The Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding performance by companies in the Australian information and communications technology industry.

Verizon offers managed security services; governance, risk and compliance solutions; data loss and prevention solutions; and identity management solutions, all delivered by the company's more than 1,200 security professionals around the globe. More information is available by visiting http://www.verizonbusiness.com/products/security. The company also provides ongoing security insight and analysis via the Verizon Security Blog.

Verizon is a global leader in driving better business outcomes for enterprises and government agencies. Verizon delivers integrated IT and communications solutions via its high-IQ global IP and mobility networks to enable businesses to securely access information, share content and communicate. Verizon is rapidly transforming to a cloud-based "everything-as-a-service" delivery model that will put the power of enterprise-class solutions within the reach of every business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 107 million total connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company with $106.6 billion in 2010 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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