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PCCW Global wins GTB Innovation Award for network security

PCCW Global uses Big Data and machine learning to protect enterprise networks

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, June 4, 2015

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has won the GTB Innovation Award for Business Service Innovation for its MOREAL Threat Management Service (“MOREAL”). MOREAL offers enterprises self-learning network security and threat identification.

This market-leading initiative combines the network coverage of PCCW Global with the security-as-a-service expertise of innovative security company Crypteia Networks. PCCW Global acquired Crypteia Networks in October 2014 and has integrated Crypteia’s real-time cloud security capabilities into its managed security services portfolio.

Enterprises in 140 countries can now protect themselves from malicious attacks by adopting MOREAL, thereby benefiting from access to a truly global threat database. The solution combines real-time network analytics and machine learning with enterprise networking expertise to deliver a unique approach to network security – its non-intrusive methodology allows enterprises to collect and analyze network-generated logs and other alarms in order to detect network security threats without the need to purchase new equipment or make costly changes to existing network devices and architecture.

Global Telecom Business’ annual awards recognize successful collaborations in the telecoms industry and projects that demonstrate innovation in their industry sector. First launched in 2007, the GTB Innovation Awards gathers mobile operators, carriers, service providers, equipment manufacturers, application developers and industry bodies to share their innovations.

Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said, “Network security is one of the most critical challenges facing enterprises today. When a network is compromised, an organization risks its revenue, reputation and long-term trust. Our work with Crypteia Networks has been focused on mining existing network data and turning it into actionable intelligence. This means recognizing known, unknown and even threats that have already comprised a network in real-time.”

Mr. Alan Burkitt-Gray, Editor of Global Telecoms Business, said, “Security is an increasingly important concern as attacks are becoming more frequent, sophisticated, and damaging. It is good to see that PCCW Global and Crypteia Networks have responded with an innovative solution that mines data from existing network elements, continuously scans for threats in real-time, self-learns, and then provides actionable threat identification for both existing and emerging threats.”

MOREAL is a cloud-based network security solution for enterprises that is able to predict, discover and identify network security threats. It identifies existing and potential threats through data mining the activity logs of different network elements in order to evaluate patterns and behaviours consistent with a security threat.

Most security services rely on recognizing known threats rather than new or constantly changing threats. This is why MOREAL is an extremely powerful tool for enterprises, as it leverages existing data in the network and makes it accessible to the enterprise via a simple dashboard while continually evolving to combat emerging threats.

About PCCW Global

PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited. Covering more than 3,000 cities and 140 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet solutions, IP solutions, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, managed services and solutions, international voice and VoIPX services.

PCCW Global maintains regional centers in Hong Kong, South Africa, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Greece, France, Belgium and the United Arab Emirates. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.

About HKT

HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider. It meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.

Together with the highly successful media business of its parent company, PCCW Limited, HKT offers innovative media content and services across the PCCW Group's unique quadruple-play platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile.

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Ho
Group Communications
PCCW Group
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