subsentio announces new partnership with internet security systems to deliver network security services to rural telcos

By | February 6, 2006

Subsentio, the leader in comprehensive real-time network security, today announced a new alliance with Internet Security Systems (ISS) to provide a host of security services exclusively for independent rural telcos. The services–intrusion detection and prevention, URL filtering, and anti-spyware–will allow rural telcos to secure their customers´ networks from worms and spyware, reduce operating expenses and network downtime, and protect their marketshare from competition.

At the 2006 National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) Annual Meeting & Expo and Rural Telecom Summit, Subsentio is launching a national rollout of ISS´ market-leading Proventia Intrusion Prevention Appliance to rural telcos. Proventia intrusion prevention appliances deliver preemptive protection for networks, stopping malicious Internet attacks before they impact an organization, effectively preserving network availability, reducing the burden on IT resources and preventing security breaches.

As more and more of their customers clamor for IP core networks and services, rural telcos are facing numerous challenges: securing their networks from worms and spyware, the expense of cleaning and maintaining their customers´ PCs and bandwidth, and lost marketshare due to network outages and poor performance. The new solution from Subsentio and ISS will preemptively detect and prevent security breaches, allowing rural telcos to concentrate on capturing new revenue, reduce their operating expenses and network outages, and protect their marketshare from cable companies and other Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

“As they transition to the ´new world´ of IP services, rural operators will now be able to overcome their customers´ concerns about security breaches and bandwidth problems,” said Steve Bock, President of Subsentio. “The solution from Subsentio and ISS will provide rural telcos with an efficient, affordable solution that frees them to market advanced IP services in their regions.”

“Subsentio has a reputation for delivering world-class network security services and systems integration, and has played a key role in helping rural telcos to protect their infrastructures,” said Sergio Gemo, vice president of channels at Internet Security Systems. “Our alliance with Subsentio will provide rural telcos with unparalleled network security support and expertise.”

“After twenty years administrating networks, I can say that Subsentio is as good a company as there is to work with. Their integration expertise, network security knowledge and ongoing technical support have shown me that they don´t see my business as a ´one time sale,´ but rather as a long term partner,” said Mark Iten, Network Administrator for OTZ Telephone Cooperative. “The companies that they have aligned with have also been of the same high quality, so I foresee more of the same in their partnership with ISS and plan on continuing our progress with them in the future.”

The solution from Subsentio and ISS is also available in a service bureau arrangement, monitored from Subsentio´s Denver, CO Network Operations Center.

Operators interested in viewing a demonstration of this new solution can visit the Subsentio booth (# 818) at the NTCA 2006 Annual Meeting & Expo and Rural Telecom Summit, February 6-8 in San Diego, California.

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