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June 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

TOKYO, June 11 (UPI) -- Boeing announced that a Japan trading company has become its first international cybersecurity services client.

The monetary value of the contract with Sojitz Corp. wasn't disclosed. Boeing said the arrangement emphasizes the company's goal of expanding its cybersecurity business in Asia.

"Boeing recognizes the significant level of trust placed in us with this award by Sojitz Corporation," said Bryan Palma, vice president of the Secure Infrastructure Group in Boeing Information Solutions.

"Expanding our longstanding relationship into network security reinforces the priority of cybersecurity in the Japanese market."

Ken Kuribayashi, the general manager of Sojitz's Aerospace Department, said the company is making major investments to bolster security of its information and that Boeing provides an effective solution.

"This agreement allows Sojitz to take advantage of Boeing's extensive cybersecurity expertise by providing the tools and integrated solutions needed to improve our situational awareness and response capabilities."

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