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Deloitte joins forces with Agreon


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3 December 2010: Professional services firm Deloitte, announced today that the lead partner and staff of specialist Identity Management Business, Agreon has joined Deloitte Risk Services’ security and resilience consulting business.

Commenting on the union, Deloitte National Security & Resilience partner Tommy Viljoen said, “Our experience with clients shows that identity and access management, with a focus on information security, is a rapidly growing area. As organisations face increasing fraud and cyber security attacks, Deloitte has responded by growing its specialist group of security professionals.

“Agreon is recognised as a leader in identity and access management and by combining with Deloitte, will create a stronger security and resilience consulting practice nationally.”

The Agreon team brings existing identity management services to our Risk Services practice as a result of

  • Extensive Identity and Access Management implementation experience, including Role Management, Web Services Security and Federation (user identity and authentication across multiple systems and/or organisations)
  • Integration and alignment of access to data, reinforcing better practices around information management and supporting improved Governance, Risk and Compliance practices
  • Additional strength in Financial services, Government and technology.

“This union increases the size of our security business and also provides us with increased capability in our overall security offering to the market. This is important given the rapid uptake by Australian companies of new technologies, such as Cloud and Mobile Computing that allow for greater mobility and flexibility in the workforce and with IT solutions,” said Mr Viljoen.

“This union also supports our drive to continually extend and deploy our innovative solutions to the market such as GreenID, our online verification system and Bamboo, our crisis management Smartphone application that puts real-time control in the hands of our clients. These security and resilience solutions are heavily influenced by changing workforce dynamics as well as changes to actual roles within the workforce,” said Mr Viljoen.

“Our security business now increases from 54 people to 65 people nationally. The eleven people coming from Agreon will be based in Sydney and will work nationally,” concluded Mr Viljoen.

Agreon’s Managing Director, Brian Brannigan said, “Agreon has been helping businesses manage access at the speed of change since 2001 and has grown to become a specialist identity management and consulting practice serving a national market.”

“Client satisfaction is our primary measure of success and we were delighted to receive Oracle’s Zenith Award for Identity Management Partner of the Year in 2009. This award, our deep security capability, and the ability to leverage Deloitte’s tried and tested global methodologies will lead to even stronger client satisfaction in this buoyant national market,” added Mr Brannigan.

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Jane Kneebone
Company:
Deloitte Australia
Job Title:
Director, Corporate Affairs & Communications
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Tommy Viljoen
Company:
Deloitte, Sydney
Job Title:
Partner, National Security and Resilience Leader
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Tel: + 61 2 9322 7713
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tfviljoen@deloitte.com.au
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Ron Loborec
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Deloitte Australia
Job Title:
Managing Partner
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rloborec@deloitte.com.au
Name:
Brian Brannigan
Company:
Agreon
Job Title:
Principal
Phone:
Tel: +61 2 9929 8932
Email
brian.brannigan@agreon.com

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