Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Verizon Business Launches Risk-Correlation Service

Verizon Business expanded its Managed Security Services suite with the launch of a fully automated, managed-security solution that automatically calculates risk and displays the results via an online scorecard. The service prioritizes current and emerging threats -- allowing enterprises to more effectively and efficiently remediate high-risk vulnerabilities, better plan security strategy and allot security-related spending.

The global service is immediately available to managed security services customers throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific.

The Verizon Risk-Correlation Service uses the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), the industry standard that enables enterprises to rate IT vulnerabilities including whether an attack is aiming to compromise a device's confidentiality, integrity or availability. Determining whether the intent of an attack is to cause a system-wide outage or steal confidential customer information provides valuable insight that helps identify the best remediation approach.

Verizon Business said its scorecard provides "likelihood" and "impact" scores, so customers can see the likelihood of a threat occurring and the risk to their business if the attack is successful. Additionally, the scorecard includes a confidence score. The higher the confidence score, the more information Verizon Business has obtained about the asset and threat, allowing it to make intuitive threat forecasts for customers.