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Press Release -- December 15th, 2011
Source: Megapath
Tags: MPLS, Video

MegaPath Increases Protection of Voice and Data Communications with Upgraded Cloud-Based Managed Security Services

Improved Security Services "Cleans the Pipes" and Thwarts A Wider Range of Malicious Threats Targeting Small, Medium and Large Businesses Before Reaching Network

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 15, 2011 MegaPath Inc., one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, and security services in North America, today announced extended managed security capabilities to help increase the network performance and productivity of small, medium and large enterprises.

MegaPath’s Managed Security Services control in-the-cloud signature updates, scanning, and cleaning, resulting in a steady flow of clean data to businesses. The company identifies dangerous content at the network edge, preventing it from impacting the last-mile connection, preserving bandwidth and promoting network availability. By the time data reaches MegaPath’s customers, a wide range of malicious threats have been eradicated.

"Protecting against the sheer volume of IT security attacks can be a daunting endeavor—regardless of how big your IT organization is," said Amy Larsen DeCarlo, principal analyst, security and data center services, Current Analysis. "The more organizations can keep threats from reaching their network, the better and more secure their operations will be."

According to a recent study conducted by MegaPath, 63 percent of businesses are likely to rely on an outside security provider to manage both internal and external threats to network integrity. Organizations of all sizes rely on MegaPath to deliver comprehensive Unified Threat Management (UTM) security services which provide layered security that includes: firewalls, anti-virus and anti-spyware protection, intrusion prevention, Web filtering and more. All of MegaPath’s UTM services can be fully implemented in the cloud, on the customer’s premises, or in a hybrid configuration to deliver unprecedented, defense-in-depth security.

"Cloud based security options are a growing alternative that a lot organizations are looking to expand," said S.L. Sweet, director of product management, MegaPath. "We have taken deliberate steps to make sure our privately managed MPLS network offer clean data pipes that are secure to the core and answer one of the most vital questions asked by businesses—who’s protecting my business?"

MegaPath Managed Security Services feature advanced reporting options, including statistics on top viruses detected based on source and destination, firewall logs, IPS alerts and most denied address destinations, based on content filtering options. These reports are provided to users on a weekly basis for ongoing monitoring to ensure the effectiveness of MegaPath configurations and services.

Additionally, MegaPath’s Managed Security Services are delivered in a SaaS format, which means there is no hardware to acquire, no OEM support contracts to purchase, and services can be provisioned on demand in a matter of minutes—not weeks. Customers can choose between self-service or fully managed service level agreements (SLAs). Learn more about MegaPath’s Managed Services through its Solutions Video Series: http://www.megapath.com/about/media/evs-security/.

About MegaPath Inc. 
MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country providing both commercial and wholesale services. The company provides a full range of data, voice, and security services for small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises nationwide and wholesale solutions to the carrier and service provider markets through one of the largest end-to-end networks in the country. MegaPath helps businesses of all sizes easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees, and business partners to lower costs, increase security, and enhance employee productivity. To learn more about MegaPath’s managed IP data, voice, and security services, please visit www.megapath.com or call 1-877-MegaPath (1-877-634-2728).

Media Contact:
Tony Welz
Welz & Weisel Communications
703-877-8101
tony@w2comm.com

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