Verizon, McAfee target security in the cloud opportunity

By partnering with security expert McAfee, Verizon is responding to the idea that most businesses don't have the resources or the time to manage their respective IT security needs. Under the terms of the agreement, Verizon will provide integrated security products to business and government agencies worldwide.

Verizon Business customers will be able to get access to McAfee's security product and services suite while McAfee taps Verizon Business' data center outsourcing and expert consulting as well as managed services capabilities. What's more, the two companies will develop a new set of next-gen, cloud-based managed security services.

"This strategic agreement with McAfee enables us to drive even more complete and integrated IT solutions to enterprises across the world," said Kerry Bailey, senior vice president of Verizon Business global solutions in a release. "Verizon Business will be able to expand and more fully touch every facet of enterprise security so that enterprises can confidently do business in this digital age. Our newly expanded and next-generation cloud capabilities will enable organizations to better use security as a strategic tool and business enabler."

For more:
- see the release here

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