Terremark brings security services to Sao Paulo, Brazil

Terremark, Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) data center and cloud services subsidiary, on Wednesday launched a set of managed and professional security services in Brazil and in other Latin American countries.

The service provider is now offering security services out of its data center in Sao Paulo as part of its broader expansion effort in the region.

In May, Terremark announced that it expanded the capacity of its Sao Paulo data center. The facility has 70,000 square feet of raised floor space to support 150,000 servers.

With this new service set, Terremark said it will be able to help both large enterprise and government agency customers better manage and protect their data.

Among the services it will offer will be managed security, application vulnerability scanning, vulnerability management and Security Management Program services. Verizon's Research Intelligence Solutions Knowledge (RISK) team will provide another layer of monitoring potential threats.

Cindy Bellefeuille, director of security and compliance product management at Verizon, told ZDNet that although Brazil is a key target with an abundance of large businesses, the company "now [is] formally launching and planning to provide services on the ground."

Launching the service initially in its Network Access Point (NAP) do Brasil facility makes sense, as the country is Terremark's largest market. The provider will expand the service into other regions such Colombia and Dominican Republic in the coming weeks.

For more:
- see the release
- ZDnet has this article

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