Verizon Business Rolls Out Next-Gen Managed Security Services Platform

In its latest initiative to help large and mid-sized businesses protect their vital assets from cyber threats and other online attacks, Verizon Business is now offering its next-generation managed security services (MSS) platform, complete with new options for service to better meet the security demands on today's enterprise.

This newly enhanced platform is designed to safeguard corporate networks by proactively identifying vulnerabilities and prioritising threats across the extended enterprise – resulting in better visibility, enhanced security and reduced risk. As a result, businesses can identify the threats that can do the most damage, and take action quickly. The platform is available immediately to customers throughout the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Going beyond first-generation threat and vulnerability strategies to address underlying risk, Verizon's new platform enables the management of multiple security platforms, changing business requirements and increased security compliance requirements.

A unique proprietary system – the State and Event Analysis Machine (SEAM) – enables Verizon Business and its customers to identify the threats that are potentially most harmful by gathering information from the company's expansive global IP network as well as customer network- and premises-based security devices. The system uses this data to correlate risk from three key sources: threat information received from security devices in real time, vulnerability and technical asset information gathered from periodic scans, and asset criticality information received from the customer.

In addition, an enhanced online portal provides customers with critical information about their entire security infrastructure, including details that enable security executives to see their company's network security status at any given time. The portal's features include central change management control, dynamic querying and reporting, and twelve-month trending and benchmarking information. With this data, companies can better track, plan and execute their security programs.

Flexible Service Levels

Verizon Business MSS customers can choose from one of three new cost-effective service tiers to address individual requirements, including providing effective security solutions across multiple networks in different parts of the world, each with country-specific requirements. The tiers are:

* Basic Monitoring: Allows customers to outsource only the monitoring of security devices to Verizon Business while leveraging in-house staffing and retaining management control.

* Premium Monitoring: Provides continuous monitoring of security devices with analytical support from Verizon Business. Security logs and alerts generated by security devices are analysed, correlated and classified by the Verizon proprietary SEAM Engine and interpreted by security analysts located in one of the company's global security operations centres.

* Premium Monitoring and Management: Provides the monitoring capabilities that are part of the Premium Monitoring service, and also proactive management of all devices. This includes installing security patches, managing security policies and restoring devices.

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Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 21:57:55 IST