In a move to offer the ultimate in cloud-based Internet security, Network Box USA, the American arm of worldwide MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) Network Box Corp., has joined forces with 6fusion, an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company whose customers are mainly information technology and telecommunications service providers.
Network Box USA’s managed security services, in conjunction with 6fusion’s UC6 IaaS platform, will provide cloud-based firewall, intrusion detection and prevention (IDPS), and virtual private networking (VPN) services – without customers having to invest in data-centre hardware or security management.
Among cloud-computing security solutions, Network Box’s is the only one that is managed, which means that customers do not have to spend time and resources configuring, managing and monitoring their security. Network Box managed services and award-winning unified threat management (UTM) appliance – which includes anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-phishing, anti-spyware and content filtering, in addition to firewall, IDPS and VPN – provide cloud-computing gateway security with greater efficiency, simplicity and price/performance compared to traditional solutions.
“This is a true virtual solution,” said Pierluigi Stella, CTO of Network Box USA. “Essentially, Network Box software runs on a virtual server in the cloud, and our network operation centre can monitor and manage it, just as we do with our actual UTM boxes; all traffic runs through it so we can filter it and protect our customers’ cloud servers.”
The Network Box HQ Security Operations Center is ISO 27001 certified, and the Network Box USA operation is SAS 70 certified. Moreover, all client systems are covered by a separate, secure in-the-cloud real-time management system, which also includes a free Apple iPhone and iPad HD application for monitoring and managing protected systems from almost anywhere.
The Network Box solution has been tested and granted 6fusion Certified status. This means that the software has been tested for cloud compatibility, that the 6fusion technical team has been trained to support and deploy it, and that it has been packaged and is available from within the UC6 cloud management platform. This ensures that 6fusion solution providers can now, simply and easily, take advantage of the Network Box solution to protect their customers’ data in the 6fusion cloud.
“In today’s Internet-connected world, every organisation needs extra protection,” said Rob Bissett, 6fusion’s vice president of product management. “Attacks and intrusions are ongoing, 24 hours a day, all year round. As they move their customers to the cloud, service providers need to ensure they give them the same, or higher, levels of protection they give their physical networks. The certification of the Network Box solution makes them more efficient and effective, while reducing deployment time, management effort, and expenditure for the customer.”
About Network Box USA
Network Box USA, Inc., the American arm of Network Box Corp., was formed in response to the escalating danger posed by security breaches, virus attacks and similar threats arising from widespread use of the Internet. Network Box’s managed security services use a global network of state-of-the-art security operations centres to monitor, update, and manage protected client gateways in real time. Every Network Box system around the world also utilises Network Box’s multi-award-winning PUSH update technology, which offers the fastest security update service available. Updates are pushed out within an average of just 45 seconds from the time any new malware signature, software update, or security patch becomes available. By providing monitoring, updates, and management around the clock, Network Box gives its clients – many of the world’s leading companies, organisations, and government departments – the technological and logistical edge they need to stay one step ahead.
6fusion’s UC6 infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform is designed to allow service providers to offer cloud computing risk free. 6fusion makes it possible for its customers to instantly provision and deploy a cloud-based computing infrastructure as part of their service offerings. UC6 provides an end-to-end cloud-management platform for public, private and hybrid clouds. Users can choose the data centre that houses their workloads, overcoming many of the concerns about using the cloud. That means customers can deploy any number of applications in any way they or their own customers choose. The biggest differentiator is 6fusion’s unique metering algorithm – the Workload Allocation Cube (WAC) – which turns the cloud into a pay-per-use billable utility. Similar to paying for electricity by the kilowatt, the WAC ensures customers pay only for what they actually use and provides valuable insight into consumption and cost performance.