Data and voice communications provider, MegaPath, has entered the growing Managed Security Services market this week, announcing a suite of Security as a Service (SaaS) offerings.
MegaPath was founded in 1996 and merged with Speakeasy and Covad Communications in 2010. MegaPath Managed Security Services customers aren’t required to be MegaPath connectivity customers, as it offers on-premises security services, allowing customers to leverage the Internet connection of their choice.
The new Managed Security Services leverage Fortinet’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions to deliver protection, while helping customers to control capital expenses and IT management resources. Customers can select a MegaPath Internet connectivity service and then select the SaaS service to address their specific security requirements, corporate guidelines and compliance needs.
The company is targeting heavily regulated industries, including retail, healthcare and financial services, where businesses must maintain compliance with industry regulations. MegaPath’s managed logging provides users with real-time collection and correlation of security events along with a daily automated review function. It also allows users to configure alerts for PCI-related events. The SIM capabilities deliver increased correlation of events across multiple devices and sites, and allow users to view an audit trail for any questionable events.
In addition to its Compliance Services, MegaPath’s Managed Security Services offers Attack Mitigation with firewall and intrusion prevention with rogue wireless detection, Web Filtering with content filtering and white/blacklisting, Anti-Malware with anti-virus, anti-crimeware and anti-spam, and Application Security with advanced application control and data leak prevention. MegaPath’s cloud-based service requires no additional hardware or OEM contracts and is backed by aggressive SLAs. Customers can also choose a premises-based UTM appliance or take advantage of a hybrid approach, which combines on-premises protection, private networking between the organization and enhanced cloud-based security services for even greater protection.