Verizon Business Offers New Managed All-in-One Device to Help Companies Address Complex Security Challenges

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Further bolstering its ability to help businesses around the world defend against increasingly sophisticated and rapidly evolving cyber threats, Verizon Business now offers security monitoring and management services for Fortinet's FortiGate(TM) systems, one of the leading unified threat management (UTM) platforms on the market today.

The new platform - which is immediately available in the United States, as well as many countries in Europe and Asia-Pacific - provides an additional choice for customers seeking all-in-one protection for their extended enterprise.  The newest option from Verizon Business brings together firewall, antivirus, anti-spam, virtual private network (VPN), Web content filtering and intrusion prevention (IPS) protection into a single, high-performance appliance.  

The Fortinet platform enables customers to cost-effectively defend against current and emerging network threats without slowing their networks, while providing integrated hardware, software and services to ensure robust security and high performance.  The platform is ideally suited for mid-sized businesses and enterprises with a remote workforce

"With the extended enterprise becoming inherent to everyday business, organizations are opening themselves up to more risk," said Kerry Bailey, vice president of Verizon Business Security Solutions.  "As a vendor-neutral security solutions provider, Verizon Business is committed to delivering leading-edge technology that best suits specific customers and their unique needs.  Expanding our existing UTM offerings to embrace Fortinet demonstrates that commitment."

Range of Global UTM Solutions Available

Verizon Business works closely with customers to identify where UTM devices fit into their overall security architecture and which capabilities will best protect their businesses. Customers can elect to have Verizon Business monitor or manage their UTM devices, or both.  By out-tasking support of these complex devices - which can encompass firewall, virtual private networking and intrusion protection services - enterprises can greatly complement their in-house capabilities.

Earlier this year, Verizon Business globally launched its UTM monitoring and management service on two platforms: the Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliances) and the Juniper Networks Secure Services Gateway (SSG) Family. 

As with other offerings in its robust global security portfolio, Verizon Business' UTM offering can be fully integrated with other products and solutions, providing customers with a comprehensive view into their security environment. 

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Enterprises and government agencies rely on Verizon Business to help them manage security risk and protect critical company assets.  Verizon Business Security Solutions, a leading global provider of managed security services, offers a comprehensive portfolio of security services that include threat and vulnerability management; identity management; security and compliance programs; and security strategy and consultation.  The company's more than 1,100 security professionals around the globe deliver these offerings through a range of managed services, professional services and products.  More information is available by visiting http://www.verizonbusiness.com/us/security.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), operates the world's most connected public IP network and uses its industry-leading global-network capabilities to offer large-business and government customers an unmatched combination of security, reliability and speed.  The company integrates advanced IP communications and information technology (IT) products and services to deliver leading enterprise solutions including managed services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services.  These solutions power innovation and enable the company's customers to do business better. For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.