VeriSign Forays into Managed Security Service

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 25, 2009

VeriSign Enterprise Security Services has announced the availability of its Web Application Firewall Management Service, marking its foray into the managed security service provider (MSSP) space.

The company entered into a strategic agreement with Imperva, a provider of application and database security technology. The service enables VeriSign to provide its global customers with service that includes deployment, management and monitoring of the SecureSphere Web Application Firewall.

A primary concern for our enterprise customers is the security of the data and the need for additional controls at the application layer, not only for broader security visibility but to meet compliance requirements, said Scott Magrath, vice president of VeriSign Managed Security Services. The ability to implement Web Application Firewall technology without having to add incremental staff or distract the IT team of their core responsibilities is important to CISOs, especially in challenging economic conditions."

As a provider of managed security services, VeriSign leverages platform expertise, industry best practices, and proprietary methodologies to manage thousands of devices while identifying and responding to billions of real-time security events annually, the company said. It has fully integrated its security management platform, Teraguard, the service-focus backend which provides device management, event monitoring and correlation across hundreds of enterprise customers.

According to Chris Cesio, VP Worldwide Channel and MSSP Sales for Imperva. Enabling Verisign s managed security service platform to support SecureSphere will help resource-constrained IT departments to maintain compliance and optimize performance for securing critical data through web applications.

In addition to supporting the Imperva Web Application Firewall, VeriSign is developing support of the SecureSphere database security and audit solutions to complement the VeriSign Web Application Firewall Management Service. The addition of database support will provide VeriSign analysts with key data sets that will play a significant role in assessing the full path of a threat. This service enhancement will also assist organizations in meeting compliance with regulations such as SOX, HIPAA, GLBA, PCI and NERC.

On the other hand, IBM Internet Security Systems (ISS) has helped to set the standard for accountability, reliability and protection in Managed Security Services (MSS) since 1995.

These services are designed to help enhance information security posture, lower total cost of ownership and demonstrate compliance by monitoring and management of security operations.

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