VDC Offers Unprecedented Security Landscape View
Verizon's new VDC offering addresses the needs of large enterprises to manage and protect a highly complex network environment, and to continually obtain timely, reliable information and intelligence about emerging security threats. This is often difficult for those without visibility into their own Internet traffic patterns and access to external security resources.
The VDC service analyzes an organization's Internet traffic data using advanced processes and tools and a variety of analysis techniques to map and characterize this traffic.
This new leading-edge offering is designed to discover so-called "unknown connections," which have been linked to 27 percent of successful attacks according to Verizon Business' "2008 Data Breach Investigation Report." The new service also helps detect the actual source of attack activity and has successfully been used by Verizon in helping to find the origin of a customer's data breach.
The service also detects suspicious connections involving network usage by an enterprise's current and former business partners, a category that the Verizon data breach report found responsible for 39 percent of the worst computer-crime cases, and is the fastest-growing category of risk to enterprises.
Other areas the service analyzes are: telecommuters' connections to an enterprise's virtual private network (VPN), which can be compromised even though it is set up to protect against security breaches; violations of the customer's corporate IT and security policies, which many times point to unapproved usage of services; configuration issues resulting from improperly configured devices or other anomalies; and a history of previous attacks that provide insight into the origin of the threat.
All findings are communicated directly to the client by a dedicated expert who helps guide the interpretation, analysis, remediation and other recommendations.
Delivering Solutions Through Key Practice Areas
Verizon Business excels in delivering solutions across key practice areas that address a wide range of business and technology issues for today's extended enterprise, which includes employees, customers, partners and suppliers.
The professional services team provides recommendations for accelerating the transition to new technologies, applications and delivery methods; provides supplemental staff to expand in-house resource and capabilities; and addresses growing security compliance requirements.
Verizon Business delivers a standardized set of more than 50 professional-service capabilities in 30 countries around the globe. The services are delivered through more than 2,700 specially trained and experienced consultants in five key practice areas: Security Services, IT Services, Network Integration and Engineering, IP Communications and Contact Center Services.
The company provides a complementary set of managed network, managed hosting and managed security offerings, and manages and maintains more than 4,000 customer networks and more than 270,000 communications devices around the globe. Its global infrastructure, including one of the most expansive and the most connected* global IP networks in the world, provide a unique foundation from which to serve multinational customers.
For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com/solutions/professional.