Consolidated gets proactive about business cyberthreats with cloud security offering

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Probably more secure than what's pictured above, Consolidated is boosting protection from cyberthreats for its business customers with a new cloud-based offering.

Consolidated Communications has introduced its new Cloud Secure service, a response to the growing need of its business customers to protect themselves against cyberattacks.

Available to businesses across its 11-state service area, Consolidated said that Cloud Secure prevents an ever-growing list of attacks from affecting businesses.

Because it’s a cloud-based service, Consolidated enables a business to allocate their internal IT resources more efficiently.

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Cloud Secure offers businesses a number of key features, including threat prevention, URL filtering, cloud-based malware analysis, and network security on any device

Consolidated has continued to ramp up its cloud offerings over the past year. Customers can choose from multiple services such as unified communications, cloud compute, data protection, cloud-based Wi-Fi and Cloud Secure.

Offering cloud-based services comes at a time when Consolidated continues to ramp up its business service revenues, a segment that will likely expand even further when it completes its acquisition of FairPoint this year.

While Consolidated has not specified its fourth quarter earnings date, the service provider reported third quarter commercial and carrier data and transport revenue grew  5.2% year-over-year.

Due to growth in Metro Ethernet, Consolidated’s data connections revenues were $49.7 million, up from $47.2 million in the third quarter of 2015. Total commercial revenue was $78.2 million.