Verizon and McAfee have joined forces to offer comprehensive, integrated security solutions and services to businesses and government agencies around the world. Their cloud-based Managed Security Services will offer customers a number of benefits, such as strong security included with IP connectivity, tighter security integration with other protected assets, and enhanced flexibility.
The agreement between Verizon Business and McAfee extends significant value to enterprise clients by providing comprehensive world-class security solutions and services, including new cloud-based offerings. Building on both companies’ success in technology and security, McAfee and Verizon Business can deliver solutions that effectively meet enterprise and government security challenges ahead, especially as more communications functions move to the “cloud,” or network, to take advantage of faster implementation, enhanced security, and lower costs.
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. Verizon Business combines professional expertise with the world’s most-connected IP network to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security, and network solutions. Many of the world’s largest businesses and governments rely on Verizon's professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business.
Data Discovery, Identification, and Security Classification (DDISC) services address a key security issue for businesses: the heightened risk they face because they often do not know where all their data resides in today’s highly connected business world, or even what the data contains.
The DDISC services — which are immediately available in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region — discover, identify, and classify data stored on a business’ servers and extended network linking customers, partners, and suppliers. As part of the services, expert Verizon Business IT security consultants review the relevance and sensitivity of the data, and compare it with the enterprise customer’s business goals. This information is then used to determine whether the company is handling and securing its data appropriately.
Verizon’s network is engineered smartly — designed to meet your varying bandwidth requirements. With a highly reliable and scalable network, you can turn up bandwidth when and where you need it most. This flexibility means you can tune and customize network usage based on the actual ebbs and flows of your business.
Customers will now have an even broader portfolio of premise-based and cloud-based Managed Security Services, for more choice and flexibility in tailoring the right solution to meet their needs.
Verizon Business now offers the full complement of McAfee enterprise security solutions through its customer premises equipment (CPE) catalog, and has expanded PCI compliance offerings to better serve our customers. Together, Verizon Business and McAfee offer next-generation, cloud-based security products that include firewalls, intrusion prevention services, anti-malware, content control, and virtual private network (VPN).