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March 26, 2014

Wheelings & Dealings: TELUS Enhances Ability to Protect Customers against Web-based Threats by Acquiring Enode

TELUS (News - Alert), Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, recently announced the acquisition of a Quebec City-based security IT firm, Enode.

Officials said that Enode specializes in providing businesses and government agencies with cutting-edge technologies and services for security and risk management.

With this acquisition, TELUS will be able to strengthen its Security Solution's end-to-end provision of IT security for businesses in Quebec and across Canada. It will also be able to protect its customers' digital data from security threats.

Enode's team of skilled professionals will join the 180-strong TELUS Security Solutions team. Also, the innovative services of Encode will now be powered by TELUS on a national scale, which draw upon the power of TELUS' networks and technology.

"TELUS has been a major partner of Enode for many years, collaborating in the success of several major projects in Quebec. We are delighted to take our long-standing partnership a step further and join this well-regarded national team, which shares our passion for innovation as well as our commitment to excellence, our customer-focused approach, and the creation of real value for the businesses we serve," said Martin Berthiaume, president and CEO of Enode, in a press statement.

With its innovative data centers, significant financial investments in IT, and its managed cloud-based services, TELUS has been able to carve a niche for itself in the industry.

Yogen Appalraju, vice-president, TELUS Security Solutions said, "The number of organizations victimized by security breaches continues to rise every year. By expanding our capacity with the acquisition of Enode, we are strengthening our ability to protect our customers against web-based threats for many years to come."

Recently, TMCnet reported that TELUS President and CEO has appointed Rod Phillips, Postmedia Network Canada Corp. Board Chair, as the new Chair of the TELUS Toronto Community Board.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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