Verizon Business and McAfee Form Strategic Alliance
Through this agreement, Verizon Business will offer McAfee’s entire line of enterprise security products and services while McAfee taps Verizon Business’ data center outsourcing and expert consulting and managed services capabilities. Additionally, the companies will jointly develop a suite of next-generation, cloud-based managed security services.
According to McAfee, the agreement between Verizon Business and McAfee extends value to enterprise clients by providing world-class security solutions and services, including new cloud-based offerings. Building on both companies’ success in technology and security, McAfee and Verizon Business can deliver solutions that effectively meet enterprise and government security challenges ahead, especially as more communications functions move to the “cloud,” or network, to take advantage of faster implementation, enhanced security and lower costs.
McAfee has added that the new agreement includes, Verizon Business now offers the full complement of McAfee enterprise security solutions to its diverse client base through Verizon’s customer premises equipment (CPE) catalog. The new security offerings broaden the choice of world-class security solutions available to Verizon Business’ customers while helping McAfee significantly expand its global distribution channel.
The company has also added that starting this fall, Verizon Business will offer McAfee’s PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance services to banks and other organizations that support merchants that handle fewer than 20,000 e-commerce transactions or up to 1 million credit card transactions each per year. This group of retailers, known as Level 4 merchants, is at the greatest risk for a breach and represents 99 percent of all merchants and approximately one-third of all credit card transactions.
The company has more added that the next-generation, cloud-based managed solutions that are being developed under the agreement will leverage Verizon’s leading managed security services platform, global IP infrastructure, advanced security operation centers, expansive footprint of data centers and McAfee’s world-class security technology powered by its Global Threat Intelligence.
Kerry Bailey, senior vice president of Verizon Business global solutions, said: “This strategic agreement with McAfee enables us to drive even more complete and integrated IT solutions to enterprises across the world, 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.”
David Scholtz, senior vice president of worldwide strategic alliances at McAfee, said: “This agreement underscores the importance of delivering comprehensive security solutions to meet the needs of business and government clients, the complexities of today’s threats and turbulent economic times call for agreements of this kind; where products from multiple providers are combined to help improve our customers’ investments and control their operational costs.”
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