New model for cloud-based security from Verizon Business

Verizon Business unveiled a new global, cloud-based SaaS portfolio that offers enterprises the ability to add security services and avoid purchasing expensive equipment.

Verizon’s offering is delivered via the company’s global IP network. Customers can secure new locations with the latest security technology by using a centralized management console that allows for real-time provisioning and administration.

These new offerings are ideal for geographically dispersed multinational companies that need to deploy security protection quickly and want to avoid the time and expense of buying, shipping and deploying equipment around the globe. The services are also well-suited for companies in the retail, financial and health care sectors that have multiple locations, as well as mid-tier firms.

New cloud-based security services will be rolled out in three phases:

  • Beginning in June, Verizon public IP, as well as Private IP customers with Secure Gateway, can leverage the new cloud-based MSS to gain anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-malware and URL filtering services. These “clean pipe” services will be integrated into Verizon’s networking offerings at no additional charge to customers.
  • Beginning this fall, Verizon will offer cloud-based support for network firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention systems. These services will be available separately and can be used to protect Verizon networking offerings as well as connections from other providers.
  • Beginning early next year, Verizon will make its enterprise-level DoS detection and mitigation services available in the cloud. This will offer mid-to-large organizations more control and flexibility via the company’s online portal.

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