MegaPath, the leading provider of Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions and other managed IP services to businesses nationwide, today announced the availability of SecureConnect, a network-based Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution that helps businesses safeguard information assets. SecureConnect protects business information and systems from both internal and external threats through the use of Attack Mitigation, Anti-Malware, Web Filtering, and VPN capabilities. As such, it provides an ideal complement to MegaPath’s MPLS VPN, Internet connectivity and remote access services.
“Security threats are growing increasingly more sophisticated and widespread, often costing enterprises millions to recover lost or compromised business critical information,” said Jim Cragg, President and Chief Operating Officer of MegaPath. “SecureConnect Managed Security Services deliver comprehensive, accurate and highly-scalable threat protection that provides a competitive advantage to companies of all sizes.”
According to IDC, UTM security systems will comprise a majority of the $3.45 billion combined firewall/VPN and UTM appliance market by 2008, outpacing traditional stand alone firewall/VPN appliances, with 58 percent of the overall share. MegaPath’s SecureConnect UTM services allow organizations to deploy a turnkey solution that protects against the increasing sophistication, proliferation and severity of security threats, while providing the expertise needed to protect valuable customer and proprietary information. The end-to-end solution also helps organizations to comply with regulatory and legislative security mandates, such as PCI/CISP, HIPAA, GLB, SOX, and other regulatory and legislative initiatives.
“As Jamba Juice continues to add franchise locations and network endpoints, protecting business critical data and proprietary information from internal and external security breeches is paramount,” said Robert Notte, Vice President of IT at Jamba Juice. “MegaPath’s SecureConnect United Threat Management platform addresses Jamba Juice’s need for a reliable low cost solution to secure our business data.”
MegaPath’s SecureConnect UTM offering consists of the following Managed Security Services:
- Attack Mitigation – This Firewall and Intrusion Prevention Service can be deployed separately or in tandem for complete, wire-speed protection against internal and external threats such as worms, viruses, denial of services and other blended attacks that easily pass through traditional firewalls.
- Anti-Malware – This Anti-Virus and Spam Tracker service is designed to minimize network disruptions from virus and worm outbreaks and improve user productivity with real-time detection and management of spam. The Anti-Virus service provides multi-layered network-based and client-based malware protection with signature and rule-based blocking to quarantine viruses and isolate infected files. The Spam Tracker service identifies spam from well known spammers characterized by real-time black hole lists and can be easily configured to send all incoming spam to an end user’s bulk email box.
- Web Filtering – This Content Filtering and White List/ Black List service is designed to help organizations let their employees leverage the Internet to be more productive, while enforcing acceptable Internet useage policies. With a URL database of over 100 million rated websites with 76 categorized ratings, the Content Filtering service allows an organization to govern which types of web content employees can access, eliminating inappropriate use of company resources and liability from illegal activities. The White List / Black List feature further allows customers to regulate which specific websites are and are not accessible by employees.
- Virtual Private Networks (VPN) – This remote access VPN service can be used in conjunction with MegaPath’s MPLS VPN and mobility services to enable organizations to cost-effectively and securely connect remote workers, branch offices and retail locations to corporate information and resources. MegaPath technicians handle every detail in the design, procurement, and installation of the VPN to provide a custom security solution for enterprises of any size.
MegaPath SecureConnect UTM Managed Security Services include SecureConnect Care, a suite of online resources and a team of security professionals dedicated to ensure the security and continuity of each customer’s business operations. MegaPath’s Network and Security Operations Centers (NOC/SOC) are staffed 24/7 to quickly address issues and respond to customer requests for service modifications. A Threat Response Team continuously monitors for network vulnerabilities and develops appropriate detection signatures when a threat has been identified. On the MegaPath website, customers will find the SecureConnect Resource Center with a Customer Web Portal that allows users to view reports, update their account information and configure their Firewall and White/Black List Services to meet their individual organization’s security policies.
MegaPath is the leading provider of managed IP communications services in North America. MegaPath leverages its wide selection of broadband connectivity, Virtual Private Networks, Voice over IP and security technologies to enable businesses to lower costs, increase security and enhance productivity. Businesses of all sizes can easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, branch offices, retail locations, mobile workers, and business partners.