Verizon to Sell Activis Managed Security Services

HARTFORD, Conn., June 14 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Activis, a world leader in managed security services with their US offices in Hartford CT, announced a strategic alliance with Verizon to provide security solutions to their ISP and wholesale customers. Verizon will resell the full range of Activis solutions, which include the complete management of firewalls, virtual private networks, an e-mail content management and filtering tool and a vulnerability scanning service. This alliance will allow Verizon to offer its customers a total security solution including procurement, consulting, network design, vulnerability assessment and testing as well as monitoring and management, and will enable both companies to leverage their products and services to provide global solutions to Verizon’s Managed Service Provider clients.

David Sperandeo, VP of Channel Sales — North America, Activis, said: “We are pleased to be providing Activis’ full range of managed security solutions to Verizon, who are clearly leaders in communication services. This will immediately give Verizon the opportunity to add value to its sales proposition without a huge investment in training or equipment.”

“Adding Activis’ vulnerability scanning service and other managed security services will allow us to assist the small to mid-range ISP to compete effectively with the big guys,” said Eric Solomon, Verizon national sales manager–enhanced IP solutions. “With increased attacks from spam and hackers, network security is a vital concern to Internet service providers who are managing vast networks for public and private use.”

About Verizon

Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States, with nearly 109 million access line equivalents and more than 28 million wireless customers. Verizon is also the largest directory publisher in the world. A Fortune 10 company with approximately 260,000 employees and more than $63 billion in annual revenues, Verizon’s global presence extends to 40 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For more information on Verizon, visit .

About Activis

Activis offers managed security services to enable customers to secure their IT infrastructure, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Activis is part of Articon-Integralis AG, the European market leader in the IT security solutions sector. Activis security services operate worldwide with security management centers (SMCs) established in Germany, the UK and the USA. Activis offers 4 tiers of firewall and VPN management services ranging from basic monitoring to a fully managed and monitored service offering. Additionally, Activis provides a range of content management (e:)scan) and Vulnerability Scanning Services (VSS). Activis provides a worldwide-managed security service marketed through distributors, OEMs, ISPs and value added resellers, offering customers the highly secure service infrastructure of a partner with long-term expertise in security solutions and services. Additional information about Activis is available at .

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