Sunday, August 3, 2008

Qwest Offers End Point Security for Teleworkers

Qwest Communications International introduced two new services to help enterprises unify the management of endpoint security so that employees can work beyond a traditional walled environment without compromising office security or compliance. The new Qwest Comply and Qwest Teleworker services, which are part of the Qwest Mobility suite of services, help customers integrate all endpoint enforcement, remediation, VPN client integration and desktop encryption in a single, location-agnostic solution. Qwest is partnering with Fiberlink, a provider of secure mobility for the enterprise. Key features of the Fiberlink platform include a software agent for all connectivity options, and a web-based management center for IT policy configuration and enforcement, management of mobile security applications and compliance controls. On-demand access options are provided through the Fiberlink aggregate footprint, which includes more than 71,000 global WiFi hot spots and more than 1,500 hotels worldwide.

Qwest Comply simplifies the management of industry and/or enterprise policies and security applications. It monitors and flags applications that are out of company compliance and then fixes missing or out-of-date software, bringing it into compliance. Qwest Mobility will encrypt all hard-drive data making it unusable by thieves and locks down sensitive data to mitigate risk.

Qwest Teleworker simplifies access virtually anywhere while protecting company assets. Qwest Teleworker includes all the features of Qwest Comply plus the added benefit of enabling access to company networks whether the employee is at home or on the road. It also controls connectivity and helps manage security software on laptops for virtually anywhere, anytime productivity with optional VPN client integration.