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Telindus has recently won the tender GGI-Veilig from the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG). This concerns products and services with which municipalities can improve their digital resilience.

The framework contract that has now been awarded by the digital implementation organization of the interest group VNG Realisatie concretely includes the tender for additional security products and services. Together with two other contracted suppliers, KPN and Protinus, Telindus will be able to supply more than 300 municipalities with mail filtering, end point protection and enterprise mobility management, among other things.

Together with parent company and partners

Telindus can provide these products and services in collaboration with parent company Proximus from Belgium and with other partners. The implementation of these services must be carried out according to an integrated approach in which security is fully integrated and anchored in all layers and components of the IT infrastructure. According to Telindus, this approach would be fully in line with the background of the tender for GGI-Veilig.

I am very happy and proud of the fact that Telindus has won this tender and will contribute to the digital resilience of municipalities. This confirms the course we set some time ago, where we and our partners offer advanced and innovative security solutions that make IT platforms secure and flexible. We look forward to working with municipalities to create a reliable ICT infrastructure that will enable them to optimise their services and guarantee integrity, according to Telindus Managing Director Joris Leupen in a reaction.

Meet basic requirements and save costs

According to the autonomous specialist in the field of smart and secure IT platforms, many developments have taken place over the past few years in the security areas that have now been awarded, which may also affect the organisations of Dutch municipalities. These developments include an increase in phising, more mobility of employees, more and more mobile devices on the network and the explosive growth of sensor data via IoT applications.

By concluding framework agreements such as GGI-Veilig with the industry, Dutch municipalities can be relieved of all these increased developments by offering an integrated range of solutions and services. These services must also allow them to comply with the requirements that the Government Information Security Baseline (BIO) imposes on them. By collectively tendering out their security needs, municipalities can also significantly reduce the costs of these products and services.

In addition, by outsourcing these services to market parties, municipalities no longer have to fear losing control of their IT infrastructure. This was recently confirmed by research by Telindus.

Value of 259 million euros

The framework contract awarded to the Dutch municipalities has a term of five years. The contract can then be renewed several times. The framework agreement has a total value of EUR 250 million.

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