Verizon taps Vidder for software-defined managed security offering

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The company claims it can reduce cost and complexity via a single layer of software-defined enforcement for IT, and a transparent experience for users.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions has introduced a new Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) offering, a service that provides connectivity at the application layer instead of using traditional network-based access controls.

Leveraging Vidder’s PrecisionAccess technology, Verizon’s SDP service can help enterprises prevent credential theft, malware propagation and server exploitation attacks across data center and cloud environments.  

Additionally, enterprises benefit from the agility and economics of complementary network services from Verizon, such as SD-WAN and Secure Cloud Interconnect.

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Vidder’s PrecisionAccess solution provides trusted and unified access control across internal networks, clouds and external users. By continually ensuring that only trusted devices employed by strongly authenticated users can ever see and access enterprise and applications, the platform can enhance security.

Today's digital, mobile, and virtual business applications continue to enhance collaboration and productivity, but they also increase potential exposure to security threats with each new endpoint,” said Jeffrey Schweitzer, chief innovation architect, business products and new business innovation for Verizon, in a release. “SDP helps reduce these risks by making critical applications and resources invisible to everyone until the end users and devices are authenticated and authorized.”

The company claims it can reduce cost and complexity via a single layer of software-defined enforcement for IT, and a transparent experience for users.

In June, Verizon publicly demonstrated the security capabilities of its new SDP service at Operation Convergent Response (OCR)—a live-action disaster scenario demo for public safety officials.

During OCR, Verizon conducted what it said was the first large-scale demonstration of how network services could be used to provide information to first responders.

A key element was to show how Verizon’s LTE service combined with Software Defined Perimeter enabled secure connectivity between emergency response personnel, surveillance equipment and cloud-hosted applications.

Verizon is just one example of how service providers can use Vidder’s technology to create software-based security perimeters.

The Cloud Security Alliance tested Vidder’s SDP software over the course of five public and private hackathons. It survived 15 billion hacks from 104 different countries and there were no breaches at any level.