READING, England, March 6 /PRNewswire/ --

- Industry Expert Will Focus on Delivery of Security Solutions

Verizon Business has appointed John Madelin as director of professional services for its EMEA Security Solutions practice. In this key role, Madelin will focus on enhancing the company's delivery of security solutions to Verizon Business' enterprise and government customers in the region.

Madelin has 15 years of experience in a variety of senior roles in the security field, including expertise in network security, cryptography and identity management. Before joining Verizon Business, Madelin headed up BT's UK business continuity, security and governance practice. He was previously commercial vice president EMEA at Entrust Technologies, and director of corporate and business development at RSA Security.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome an executive of John's calibre to our team," commented Kerry Bailey, vice president, Verizon Business Security Solutions. "John is a well-known and respected figure in the security industry, and will play a critical role in consolidating our professional service expertise to support the evolving security needs of our customers."

Madelin said, "This is an exciting time to be joining Verizon Business. Developing effective security strategies for the extended enterprise environment is a critical concern for C-level executives in both public and private companies. As recent high-profile security breaches demonstrate, the penalties for getting it wrong can be very high. Verizon Business Security Solutions has a unique combination of security expertise and network knowledge, and I look forward to helping the team deliver these benefits to enterprise and government security customers."

Madelin is a sought-after speaker on the strategic implications of network security and identity management, and is a founder member of the AXIS forum, a network of C-level executives engaged in understanding the enabling implications of security technology. He is also a member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals.

Verizon Business Security Solutions offers a comprehensive portfolio of security services that includes threat and vulnerability management, identity management, security and compliance programs, and security strategy and consultation. More than 1,100 security professionals around the globe deliver these offerings through a range of managed services, professional services and products.

About Verizon Business

Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large-business and government customers worldwide. Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced communications, security and other professional service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world. For more information, visit

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