AT&T Offers New Security Alerting and Notification Service for Threats Entering Customer Networks
My Internet Protect is Newest Addition to AT&T Internet Protect Service Family
San Antonio, Texas,-AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) recently announced the availability of My Internet Protect, a security knowledge mining, alerting and notification service for identified threats that enter a customer’s network. The newest option in the AT&T Internet Protect® service family, My Internet Protect provides enterprise businesses with the ability to analyze and benchmark Internet traffic on their own network.
As networks are becoming more complex, vulnerable targets and applications are susceptible to security breaches. My Internet Protect is designed to look for traffic anomalies, based on the customer established base profile that are related to potential security threats targeted at private network IP addresses owned by the customer. My Internet Protect is available to AT&T Internet Protect customers who subscribe to AT&T’s Managed Internet Service (MIS) or Global Managed Internet Service (GMIS), and does not require additional hardware or software to be installed at the customer’s location.
My Internet Protect is available to companies in the United States with locations around the world. It is the most recent addition to AT&T’s enterprise security portfolio, which is focused on providing companies with in the cloud security services to help remove the dependency on hardware and software while supporting a defense in depth architecture with security features built into different network layers and supporting processes.
“With My Internet Protect, we can now offer our customers the ability to not only monitor and respond to security threats on the AT&T network, but also threats aimed at their own private network,” said Stan Quintana, executive director - AT&T Product Marketing Management. “This new service feature provides customer-specific alerts on detected traffic anomalies and identified distributed denial of service attacks.”
In a recent AT&T study of 1,000 information technology executives in 10 U.S. metropolitan/regional areas, more than half of those surveyed (56 percent) view cybersecurity as their top concern. The study also found that when it comes to cyber security, companies have undertaken activities such as educating employees (66 percent), defining corporate security policies (65 percent), and contracting with an outside service provider to help them manage their security infrastructure (29 percent).
AT&T Internet Protect is accessible through the AT&T BusinessDirect® Portal and uses AT&T’s IP backbone as a proxy of general Internet traffic to help predict and profile known and developing malicious activities. AT&T Internet Protect provides network managers with essential security information, such as identified immediate network threats, recent patch releases and other security need-to-know facts.
A recent Managed Security Services Product Assessment published by Current Analysis, notes “AT&T has capitalized on its network capabilities with its security service, providing a solid combination for clients that are looking for a one stop shop for their security and communications solutions. The company’s significant network size also provides it with Internet network insight that may not be available to non-carriers using only end user probes.”1
AT&T delivers a suite of Security and Business Continuity Services to help assess vulnerabilities help protect infrastructure, help detect attacks, respond to suspicious activities and events, and design enterprise networking environments for nonstop operations. More information on AT&T security offerings can be found at www.business.att.com/security.
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