Integra Telecom Introduces Cloud Security Services
The company is incorporating the Cloud Firewall Service as a core infrastructure component throughout its fiber network.Integra Telecom, a provider of fiber-based, business-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions, introduced a cloud security services suite of managed, networked-based security products for companies that rely on the Internet for their business and need to protect their network from unauthorized and malicious access and content. The first available product is Cloud Firewall Service, a network-based unified threat prevention service that provides secure inbound and outbound Internet access without the need for on-premise equipment or additional staff. Based on Palo Alto Network's firewall, Integra's Cloud Firewall Service is designed to prevent unauthorized access to network infrastructure, prohibit access to inappropriate Web content, restrict downloads of infected files and ensure secure use of an organization's corporate IP-VPN network. Unlike network firewalls that depend upon "port blocking" schemes for network protection, the Integra firewall can identify and control applications and content, as well as points of access.
The company said this enables a wider breadth of capabilities - including application visibility and control, URL filtering, IPS/IDS, antivirus, anti-spyware, and file/data content filtering - that provide consistent enforcement of security policies to all customer facilities, including staff working in-office or at remote locations.