Verizon Business, McAfee Form Strategic Alliance

Verizon Business, a provider of IT, communications, security and network solutions, and McAfee, have announced a global strategic alliance to provide integrated security solutions to businesses and government agencies worldwide.

Through this agreement, Verizon Business will offer McAfee’s entire line of enterprise security products and services while McAfee taps Verizon Business’ data centre outsourcing and expert consulting and managed services capabilities. Additionally, the companies will jointly develop a suite of next-generation, cloud-based managed security services.

Gavin Struthers, director of Channel and Operations at McAfee Asia Pacific, said, "Today’s complex threat landscape and tough economic conditions call for partnerships like this, where companies work together to deliver the best support for their customers."

Multi-Faceted Agreement Benefits Enterprises

Starting this fall, Verizon Business will offer McAfee’s PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance services to banks and other organisations that support merchants that handle fewer than 20,000 e-commerce transactions or up to 1 million credit card transactions each per year. This group of retailers, known as Level 4 merchants, is at the greatest risk for a breach and represents 99 percent of all merchants and approximately one-third of all credit card transactions.

McAfee customers will have access to Verizon Business’ network of 1,200 security professionals who can help design, implement and integrate holistic security solutions worldwide. Together, McAfee and Verizon Business will offer a comprehensive portfolio of managed security services (MSS) to enterprises, leveraging the strength of Verizon Business’ MSS offerings and McAfee’s technology.

Verizon Business will provide data centre outsourcing services to McAfee. Verizon Business will help McAfee consolidate its data centres, enabling McAfee to further improve the 24/7 management of its Web hosting operations and better position the company to deliver cloud-based solutions.

Next Generation of Cloud-Based Security Products

The new security services will be managed by Verizon Business and operated in the cloud. The services will include a broad selection of security technologies, including firewalls, intrusion prevention services, anti-malware, content control and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) virtual private network (VPN).

Verizon and McAfee will offer these new solutions in North America, South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 22:05:43 IST