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AT&T Offers Managed Web Security Service

AT&T said today it has begun offering a network-based security service that helps monitor Web content and messaging traffic, scanning and screening for viruses, spyware and other malware.

AT&T's offering doesn't really bring anything new to the table. Similar services are available from Postini and ScanSafe. However, the move may apply pricing pressure to the other providers and may compel vendors such as Websense and Secure Computing to find ways to make their software-based Web security products easier to deploy and manage.
Andrew Conry-Murray
NWC Reviews Editor

AT&T Web Security, available now, delivers these capabilities and more as a network-based managed service, letting enterprises deploy and upgrade security capabilities without owning and running the applications or underlying hardware/software.

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