AT&T Accelerates Cyber Security Push
DALLAS, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Security is serious business for AT&T*. The company today announced an expanded set of managed security solutions (MSS) and new capabilities, including the industry's first all-in-one mobile security solution to be launched later this year. AT&T, which manages 24,000 security devices and one million seats for cloud-based security services, will discuss the expansion of its cyber security portfolio at the 15th Annual AT&T Cyber Security Conference in New York City.
Andy Daudelin, VP Security Services, AT&T Business Solutions will outline the company's aggressive growth plan to provide customers with end-to-end protection in today's most critical areas of security including network-based defense, cloud security, secure mobile business, and threat management. At the heart of these efforts is the recognition that customers are looking for comprehensive solutions that can be integrated across business environments, and provide improved visibility into the state of their own networks and impending threats.
Recent and upcoming enhancements to the AT&T portfolio of security solutions include:
- AT&T plans to launch a new cyber security solution that combines network and device-level security controls with highly-secure virtual private networking, application security and a full suite of mobile device management capabilities. The solution, expected later this year, provides businesses with comprehensive security for their mobile ecosystems, even if they're not AT&T wireless customers, and represents the industry's first all-in-one mobile security solution.
- AT&T has added Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) security assessments to its portfolio of consulting services to help organizations evaluate their ability to detect, resist, and respond to targeted cyber security threats. AT&T security consultants are certified in a variety of security competencies including: Security and Risk Management, Audit and Controls Review, Industry Regulations/Best Practices, Vendor Specific Certifications, and Security Investigations and Forensics.
- AT&T has doubled its network capacity to manage the growing volume of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and recently added a DDoS protection option for customers deploying critical Web applications, including Content Delivery Networks (CDN). These enhancements provide customers with greater protection against DDoS attacks by dispersing and absorbing immense volumes of malicious traffic before they reach customer networks.
"Security is at the very core of what we do as a company," said Daudelin. "From the security controls built right into the backbone of our network to our proprietary threat intelligence, we work to make security an enabler, not a limitation of business transformation. That's one reason why we have a 98 percent retention rate among our security clients."
With hundreds of security experts and multiple security operations centers deployed in the United States and globally, AT&T utilizes patented analytic capabilities to process 265 billion flow records and 6.5 trillion packets each day. The company also maintains a malicious entity database with more than 1.2 million threat signatures and tracks hundreds of millions of security events daily. It is a leader in innovation through AT&T Labs, whose employees have thousands of patents issued or pending worldwide, with more than 100 patents in security and privacy issued in 2012 alone.
AT&T was recognized as a leader in the most recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for MSSPs in North America, and also received a positive rating in the Gartner MarketScope for Managed Security Service reports in both Europe and Asia/Pacific**.
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*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America, Kelly M. Kavanagh, November 15, 2012; MarketScope for Managed Security Services in Europe, Carsten Casper, October 24, 2012; MarketScope for Managed Security Services in Asia/Pacific, 2012, Andrew Walls, October 9, 2012.
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