Verizon Enhances Security for iYogi's Global Tech Support Platform

For global independent tech support provider iYogi, processing thousands of daily electronic payments is the lifeblood of its business.  To enhance protection of its network and online payment system, this fast-growing company has chosen Verizon to deliver fully managed end-to-end security services.

The company provides personalized computer support for hundreds of thousands of individual and small-business customers in the U.S, U.K., Australia and Canada.  As iYogi's global footprint has expanded, so has the volume of transactions it manages on a daily basis.

Vishal Dhar, iYogi's president of marketing and co-founder, said: "We have built our delivery platform for tech support in line with the best global technology standards, given that our business is built around the quality of service we offer our customers, and we strive to follow best practices in every area of our operations. When we started looking for the best available security solution, we turned to our existing partner Verizon, which is a leading global provider of security services.  Together with Verizon, we are confident we can achieve the highest levels of security compliance and performance -- and in doing so, our customers can be confident about the security of our systems and their own transactions."

Verizon professional consultants are delivering a comprehensive range of managed security services to iYogi, including compliance to PCI DSS and ISO/IEC 27002, vulnerability assessment services, and investigative response services, which enable iYogi to receive timely notifications of potential security threats, vulnerabilities and effective mitigation of risks to iYogi.

These build on the existing Verizon integrated IP networking and applications management solution, which connects iYogi's global operations with the company's core business application servers, co-located in Verizon's Los Angeles data center.  Verizon's secure and fully redundant facilities help iYogi minimize any potential customer service interruption - and therefore ensure service availability to its customers, whenever and wherever they need it.

Verizon offers managed security services; governance, risk and compliance solutions; data loss and prevention solutions; and identity management solutions, all delivered by the company's more than 1,200 security professionals around the globe. More information is available by visiting http://www.verizonbusiness.com/products/security.

The company also provides ongoing security insight and analysis via the Verizon Security Blog.

Verizon is a global leader in driving better business outcomes for enterprises and government agencies. Verizon delivers integrated IT and communications solutions via its high-IQ global IP and mobility networks to enable businesses to securely access information, share content and communicate. Verizon is rapidly transforming to a cloud-based "everything-as-a-service" delivery model that will put the power of enterprise-class solutions within the reach of every business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.

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