AT&T Continues Drive to Strengthen Security for Businesses
DALLAS, April 8, 2014 — AT&T* today announced the launch of AT&T Cloud Web Security for businesses of any size. The new offering will provide real-time protection against viruses, malware, and compromised web sites --- all without the need for on-site equipment. This enhancement to AT&T’s portfolio of managed security solutions will help organizations deploy new secure, cost-effective cloud service and web applications.
AT&T Cloud Web Security is built on Blue Coat Systems’ Security Policy and Enforcement Center. It enables customers to enforce consistent global security policies across wired, roaming, and mobile environments.
Reduced budgets, staff/skill shortages, and growing compliance and regulatory demands are forcing IT organizations to do more with less. Cloud-based security solutions from AT&T will allow customers to get more value from their IT staff to secure enterprise and employee assets.
AT&T Cloud Web Security also provides these benefits:
- Reduced cost and complexity – As a user-based subscription, AT&T Cloud Web Security enables customers to pay only for what they need and scale their web threat protection on-demand, eliminating the need to buy, deploy and maintain on-site hardware or software.
- Real-time, dynamic malware protection – AT&T Cloud WSS uses a combination of sophisticated, real-time analysis, malware scanning and shared threat intelligence from 75 million users to block suspicious and malicious web content. By blocking communications to command and control servers, the service also enables IT to quickly identify and quarantine infected systems.
- Customized web application controls – Protect your network while enabling employees to use the applications that allow them to be more productive. Customers can set policies to manage application use based on a wide range of criteria, including user, group, applications, operations, postings, and media transfer controls.
- Powerful, intuitive policy management and reporting – Industry-leading proxy and policy technologies allow administrators to quickly and easily enforce broad-based or detailed policies for network access and use – from small groups to hundreds of thousands of users – all in one simple configuration.
“Six months ago, we told our customers we’d deliver better end-to-end protection, making major improvements to our network-based defense, cloud security, secure mobile business, and threat management solutions,” said Andy Daudelin, VP, Security Services, AT&T Business Solutions. “Since then, we announced significant enhancements in each of these areas, but we’re not stopping here. The launch of this new on-demand cloud security solution is an important milestone in our commitment to deliver improved security, analytics, and threat visibility to our customers.”
AT&T was recently named a Leader in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Managed Security Solutions Provider, and has been a Leader for the last 6 consecutive MSSP MQ reports1.
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1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Global MSSPs, Kelly Kavanagh, February 26, 2014. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from AT&T. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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