It’s an insecure world out there. We’re not talking geopolitically – although that’s bad enough in itself – but about the dangers that you and your company face when it comes to protecting your data and keeping bad people from doing bad things to your network.
Those dangers are the drivers behind the enhanced managed security solutions portfolio that Sprint announced recently. They are offered in partnership with CompuCom, which is operating as a managed security service provider, working behind the scenes to deploy these solutions while Sprint maintains its role as primary point of contact for billing, support, and customer care.
It’s all about making sure proprietary and confidential business information stays that way, and that the perimeter you set up around your network isn’t breached by unseen enemies.
There are five specific new solutions, over and above the many security services that Sprint has offered for years. They are:
• Secure Unified Threat Management, a fully managed solution in which a number of services work together as a single system to protect against network threats and provide visibility into those threats. This encompasses firewalls, VPNs, intrusion detection and prevention, anti-virus and anti-spyware, anti-spam, web filtering, application control, and data loss prevention.
• Secure Log Management and Compliance, designed to identify and mitigate threats at the network, host, and application layers and meet industry and government recordkeeping compliance requirements.
• Secure Vulnerability Monitoring, a service that finds and tracks vulnerabilities in system resources and the applications running on servers, networks, and desktops. Network devices are regularly scanned, with the appropriate corrective measures taken to deter security incidents.
• Secure PCI-DSS Scanning and Assessment, a comprehensive evaluation of business security needs and the development and implementation of an effective compliance strategy.
• Secure Managed Host-Based Antivirus/AntiSpam, providing expert remote monitoring and management of a company’s servers, hosting, anti-virus and anti-spam, and other web filtering applications. Its goal is optimization of server performance and availability.
These new offerings are designed to enhance Sprint’s ability to serve as a one-stop shop for all network security needs. They build on the existing range of firewall, intrusion detection and prevention, web protection, message security, WAN acceleration, DDoS deterrence, and remote access security solutions.
It’s a shame, really, that all of these security tools are necessary, but they are. As the old saying goes, “It’s a jungle out there,” and none of us wants our company and its data to end up as lunch for the predators.