Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Verizon Business and McAfee Form Strategic Alliance

Verizon Business and McAfee announced a global strategic alliance to provide integrated security solutions to businesses and government agencies worldwide. Specifically, Verizon Business will offer McAfee's entire line of enterprise security products and services while McAfee taps Verizon Business' data center outsourcing and expert consulting and managed services capabilities. Additionally, the companies will jointly develop a suite of next-generation, cloud-based managed security services.

The next-generation, cloud-based managed solutions that are being developed under the agreement will leverage Verizon's leading managed security services platform, global IP infrastructure, advanced security operation centers, expansive footprint of data centers and McAfee's world-class security technology powered by its global threat intelligence.

The new security services will be managed by Verizon Business and operated in the cloud. The services will include a broad selection of security technologies, including firewalls, intrusion prevention services, anti-malware, content control and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) virtual private network (VPN).

Verizon and McAfee will offer these new solutions in North America, South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

"This strategic agreement with McAfee enables us to drive even more complete and integrated IT solutions to enterprises across the world," said Kerry Bailey, senior vice president of Verizon Business global solutions.

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