Deutsche Telekom will launch a new security-focused business unit in April as it looks to make consumers and businesses more secure.

Telekom Security will develop products for both consumer and enterprise customers, which are expected to become available in the summer, and marketed under the operator’s Magenta brand.

DT said products would include a cloud-based solution for the fixed network, a solution for smartphones and a plug-and-play network-encryption solution for SMEs.

The new business unit, which will consolidate security departments from DT’s other arms, will be led by Dr Ferri Abolhassan, Managing Director of T-Systems' IT Division.

He said: "The central idea behind all of these solutions is that we need to make security easy, i.e. easy to use and easy to understand.

"We want to outperform the market with our new products and increase our market share...with products for all customer segments, from consumers to large corporations, and throughout a spectrum ranging from secure smartphones to complete secure IT infrastructures.”

Last month, T-Systems teamed up with data security company Covata to win a contract with a German health insurance firm.

Patrick Molck-Ude, MD of T-Systems’ Telecommunications division, told European Communications in November that enterprises need to be prepared for the number of attacks on their networks and IT systems to increase.

Security is becoming a differentiator for the consumer market as well.

Last year, Telefónica added a home security service to its offering in Spain as it looks to entice customers with what it claims to be the world’s first “quintuple-play” product.

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