ServGate to Offer IBM Managed Security Services With EdgeForce Integrated, Modular Security Platforms

ServGate Technologies Inc. – a leading provider of integrated, modular network security platforms – today announced that it will offer IBM’s enterprise-class managed security services to new and existing customers of ServGate EdgeForceâ„? systems.

These services will enable customers to benefit from monthly vulnerability testing and analysis, have access to IBM’s security alerts and advisories, and tap into IBM’s incident management services. This gives ServGate customers the benefit of IBM’s experience, and its unique ability to rapidly scale with world-class on-demand skills and expertise.

The services include the following:
IBM Vulnerability Testing: Based on IBM’s Network Security Auditor tool, ServGate customers will be eligible for monthly testing of network vulnerabilities and potential actions to close threat exposures, including:
Robust network-based testing and discovery of vulnerabilities
Detailed technical review reports and critical-nature classifications
Review of remediation options and preventive actions
IBM Incident Management: In the event of a serious security incident such as Denial-of-Service (DOS) attacks and unauthorized or disruptive network access, security professionals will be available to ServGate customers
24x7x365 to provide advice and assistance during an incident in order to minimize its impact, including:
Network and system continuity
Financial, brand and customer protection to the ServGate user
Real time event investigation and threat prevention advisable actions
Security Alerts and Advisories: Communications from IBM’s security experts about fast-moving, sophisticated threats and security incidents via ServGate’s portal
Security Workshops: A series of regional events conducted with IBM security experts for knowledge sharing and training to help defend against the latest malicious exploits and bolster network security plans

“The security market, especially among the underserved SMB segment, is about trust, and in adding IBM’s managed security services, strengthens ServGate’s reputation as the legitimate, proven leader for consolidated network security platforms,” said Dirk Christiansen, vice president of worldwide marketing and business development, ServGate.

About ServGate
ServGate is the leading provider of integrated, modular network security platforms for small and medium businesses and the distributed enterprise. EdgeForce systems consolidate in a single hardware platform multiple security services — including McAfee-ž -based virus and spam protection, URL filtering, attack protection, web caching, firewall, VPN and more — in a modular and scalable format, reducing the cost and complexity associated with sourcing, implementing and maintaining disparate security applications from multiple vendors. ServGate’s Full Context Inspection technology provides the deepest level of blended protection possible in a security device by analysing and screening the entire components of network traffic.

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