Interoute places security services in its pan-European Cloud

The cloud service provider (CSP) says that, with the new threat mitigation services built into the core of its network, organizations can now secure their messaging systems, halt malicious content and DDoS attacks that are intent on disabling their websites or breaching their networks.

According to the firm, the recent spate of cyber attacks on various organization’s networks has acted as a reminder that businesses cannot predict the scale, time or type of attack.

Jeff Finch, Interoute’s security services product manager, said the unpredictability and continuously changing nature of threats mean that organizations need to be prepared and have flexibility in the solutions they deploy.

“Interoute understands this need for agility and is providing flexible services to suit the shift in the threats”, he explained.

So how does the cloud-based threat mitigation service work?

Finch says that, as it is offered as a service, clients can pay monthly for the threat mitigation services - which include DDoS mitigation, intrusion prevention and email filtering.

Moving the security services onto a cloud-based platform, he claims, results in a quick and easy set up and significantly lowers the cost of ownership.

Clients can simply log into Interoute’s pan-European cloud via its online portal - The Cloud Store - to monitor and assess the threats, as well as report on incidents as they happen, he says.

Last year, Interoute says it changed the way enterprises obtain network services, providing businesses with the flexibility to move, add and change their minds at any time without penalty.

Now, a year later, the firm adds that, with the addition of security services to its pan-European cloud, it brings the same flexibility to procuring security services.

The CSP’s gameplan includes developing its security portfolio to include certification and encryption capabilities, as well as developing next generation application firewalls, secure email encryption, archiving and managed endpoint protection within the first half of 2012.

All of these services, says Finch, will be delivered from Interoute’s pan-European cloud, which covers 60,000 km of lit fiber, 8 hosting data centers and 32 collocation centers, with connections to 140 additional third-party data resources across Europe.


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