CANBERRA, Australia, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon has been selected by the Australian Federal Police to supply a managed gateway service that will boost the security, reliability and overall efficiency of the agency's IT systems. Under the terms of the deal, Verizon will supply the AFP and its client agencies -- the Australian Crime Commission, the CRIMTRAC Agency, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Center and the Commonwealth Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions -- with a dual Internet gateway service. It will provide intrusion detection and firewall management, anti-spam and anti-virus management, VPN management and DOS Protection with IPv6-capable bandwidth. With management fully outsourced to Verizon, Verizon will also staff a local contact center that will provide 24/7 support. The three-year, AU$15 million ( $14 million) agreement is in line with the Australian federal government's gateway reduction program, led by the Department of Finance. Under the program, the government is reducing its Internet gateways to eight from 124 over four years, from 2010 to 2014, to achieve a savings of AU$25 million. "The AFP congratulates Verizon on winning the tender and looks forward to a professional and constructive partnership with Verizon," said the AFP's former chief information officer, Assistant Commissioner Rudi Lammers. In 2011, Verizon signed a five-year agreement worth more than AU$50 million ( $46 million) with the Australian Department of Defense for a fully managed, dual Internet gateway solution and professional services support. Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale products and services offered over the company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon Enterprise Solutions helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit verizonenterprise.com to learn more. About Verizon Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with nearly 99 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 181,900. For more information, visit about.verizon.com. VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts and other information are available at Verizon's online News Center at newscenter.verizon.com. The news releases are available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit newscenter.verizon.com/corporate/feeds.