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VZB to Manage All-in-One Security Devices

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- To help companies around the world better defend against the rising number of security threats, Verizon Business will monitor and manage a range of products that combine numerous critical security functions into a single piece of equipment.

The offering, known as unified threat management (UTM), was announced today and is immediately available in the U.S. and in many countries in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

UTM offers businesses an efficient approach to security and is particularly well-suited for mid-sized businesses and remote locations within an enterprise. UTM provides companies with a multifaceted defense against a range of network security threats and includes firewall protection, detection and elimination of viruses and spam, content filtering, intrusion prevention and intrusion detection.

As more organizations cope with the inherent security risks associated with doing business in an extended enterprise environment, Verizon Business’ UTM offering also can help protect data flowing across partner, supplier and customer networks.

“Unified threat management is gaining traction in the corporate marketplace,” said Kerry Bailey, vice president of Verizon Business Security Solutions. “We have the expertise to manage these inherently complex devices, allowing our customers to streamline their approach to security and focus on their core business. Delivering support for UTM underscores our ongoing commitment to provide enterprises with leading-edge technology that safeguards critical company data in a world without boundaries.”

Verizon Business