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Verizon adds managed services

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Verizon Business plans to add two new managed security services to its expanding portfolio, designed to help prevent malicious requests that could compromise a company’s database and can also support new tools that track data as it flows throughout the enterprise. 

“These new managed offerings will support the holistic approach we are taking to protect business data, no matter where it resides in the enterprise,” says Kerry Bailey, vice-president of Verizon Business Security Solutions. “Our strategy is forging new ground in meeting the security challenges posed by today’s extended and evolving global enterprise.”
Once neatly contained in internal databases, critical data now flows in and out of extended enterprises to partners, customers and suppliers all around the world. The extended enterprise environment makes it difficult, if not impossible; to know where confidential corporate data resides at any time. Keeping data safe has become complex, costly and time-consuming for businesses.
“A data breach can have an enduring impact on a business, both to the company’s bottom line and the integrity of its brand,” says Bailey. “Customers are demanding effective overall solutions, and our combined global managed security, network and professional services capabilities make us well-positioned to deliver on that data-protection strategy.”
According to industry experts, the repercussions of data loss on a business can be enormous and long-lasting. Industry estimates found that more than 162-million records were reported lost or stolen in 2007, more than triple the 49,7-million reported in 2006.
Verizon Business’ approach to the delivery of data-protection and data-loss prevention (DLP) services will bring together resources and services from the company’s leading professional services capabilities as well as new and existing offerings from its managed security services.
The new managed services are:
* Management and monitoring of software and appliances for database auditing and prevention/database activity monitoring; and
* Management and monitoring of data-loss prevention technologies.
Existing services addressing data protection and data loss prevention include professional services and managed security services.