MegaPath debuts new cloud-based security service

MegaPath continues to put its recently acquired Covad and Speakeasy assets to work with its latest Managed Security as a Service (SaaS) offering.

Business customers that sign up for the new SaaS service can either opt to have a complete managed solution delivered from the cloud, on-premise or as a hybrid cloud/on-premises solutions. These services include everything from Attack Mitigation with an advanced firewall and intrusion prevention with rogue wireless detection, Web Filtering with content filtering and white/blacklisting, Anti-Malware with anti-virus, anti-crimeware and anti-spam, and Application Security with advanced application control and data leak prevention.

Leveraging Fortinet's (NASDAQ: FTNT) Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions, MegaPath claims they can not only help protect ensure businesses' network security, but also "control capital expenses and IT management resources."

The on-premise option allows a customer to leverage any Internet connection type (DSL, T1 or Ethernet over Copper) from MegaPath.

Compliance is a major focus of the new service. While it has yet to announce a specific customer, MegaPath has targeted the new services at heavily regulated industries such as retail, healthcare and financial services, where businesses must maintain compliance with industry regulations.

Cloud-based security services may still be a growing concept, but given the complexity of new cyberattacks coming onto the scene it's likely that businesses that need comply with stringent regulations will want to work with a partner like MegaPath that can develop a customized SaaS service that meets their industry's compliance needs. MegaPath certainly isn't alone in its desire, however, as aggressive telcos like Verizon and Qwest are also offering similar cloud-based services to its respective vertical market customers.  

For more:
- see the release

Related articles:
MegaPath targets SMBs with new symmetrical Ethernet service
Megapath, Covad, Speakeasy complete 3-part merger
MegaPath's triple tier strategy
MegaPath conducts free VoIP phone promotion

Suggested Articles

Comcast Business has notched a 10-year, $9.3 million contract from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to deploy Ethernet gateways.

Windstream's network is holding up to the increased demand related to employees working from home and students not being in school due to COVID-19.

WOW CEO Teresa Elder was admitted to a Denver hospital on Friday after testing positive for COVID-19.