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MCI Strengthens Remote-Access Security Services

MCI has redoubled its commitment to securing connectivity for enterprise users who access networks remotely.

In two separate moves this week, the Ashburn, Va.-based carrier strengthened its remote-access security offerings for mobile and remote users, and teamed with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN firm Aventail to roll out a new managed remote access IP-VPN product suite.

The remote-access upgrades include features such as network antifraud protection, secure authentication and enhanced Denial of Service (DoS) support; the new SSL VPN product incorporates a fully managed remote-access service for enterprise customers interested in IP-VPNs.

Both services were expected to be available to channel partners immediately.

According to Nancy Gofus, a senior vice president at MCI, the remote-access offering was designed to provide traveling and remote workers with simpler, more secure access to corporate resources.

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