AT&T upgrades Internet Protect

By | November 2, 2004

AT&T on Monday announced it will add virus and worm protection features to its Internet Protect service. It helps businesses to protect themselves from a variety of security threats without deploying firewalls at each location.

The enhancements added to AT&T network-based firewall help stop worms and viruses in their early stages before they infect the corporate network.

“Once again, we are leading the industry by making early detection, intrusion prevention and cyber-attack mitigation available in the network, turning the network itself into a front-line security device,” said Kathleen Flaherty, chief marketing officer. “By using the network as a key security component, our customers can reduce the complexity of the overall security system. And reduced complexity can help make their operations much more secure.”

The features, which will be added early next year, integrate worm and virus mitigation into AT&T´s network-based firewall. These features can help prevent cyber-attacks within its global Internet protocol (IP) from proliferating and infiltrating a customer´s information technology infrastructure.

“Our continued investment in the performance of our global IP network enables us to deliver on the promise of a truly networked enterprise, easily accessible and highly secure, to our customers´ key constituencies–their employees, customers, partners and suppliers.”, the company said.

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