XO targets Amazon Web Services customers with managed security bundle

XO Communications has developed a new managed security bundle in partnership with BAE Systems and Fortinet, targeting Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) Direct Connect service customers.

Playing into the notion businesses want to their own cloud service, XO's new AWS Direct Connect-enabled managed security bundle enables high-speed connectivity to the AWS Cloud with firewall technology and managed security from one provider.

A key benefit of this bundle is saving time. By handing off AWS Direct Connect security monitoring to XO, a business' IT staff can focus on other internal projects.

XO integrates Fortinet's firewall technology and BAE Systems' managed security services into the XO MPLS network for customers accessing AWS Direct Connect that sign up for the managed security bundle. 

Expanding its work with AWS Direct Connect has been a priority for XO. In 2014, the service provider expanded its AWS Direct Connect capabilities and currently offers secure network connectivity for enterprises at speeds ranging from 50 Mbps to 10 Gbps.

It has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with AWS. Given the various needs of each business, the service provider continues to enhance its speed options, adding 50 to 500 Mbps options to its portfolio.

Having this expanded cloud capability will also play into XO's growing fiber network expansion effort. XO is investing up to $500 million to grow its nationwide network. Since launching that effort in 2014, the service provider has completed fiber construction projects into nearly 550 enterprise buildings across 25 regional markets. It could potentially target this new bundle at these new building locations to attract new customers and deepen value with existing ones.

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