Princeton, NJ and Santa Clara, Calif. – RCN Business, a communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video, and Versa Networks, today announced the launch of RCN Managed Security, a cloud-based managed security service enabling businesses to efficiently manage information security and monitor network activity. The service is available now to RCN Business customers using the company’s fiberbased services.
One of the most important issues facing businesses of all sizes is information security. Companies are challenged to proactively address attacks by hackers, protect highly sensitive data, and protect against internal threats such as employees inadvertently downloading malicious software. Traditional hardware-based solutions used to provide protection are too costly and complex for many businesses to manage across all their locations, requiring significant capital investments in equipment and software, as well as operating expenses and resources to deploy, configure and continually optimize.
RCN Business Managed Security is delivered from the cloud, eliminating the management and capital costs associated with traditional security solutions. Based on software-defined security (SD-Security) from Versa Networks, RCN Business Managed Security provides businesses with the protection capabilities of enterprise security solutions like nextgeneration firewalls and unified threat management, while greatly simplifying deployment, operations and monitoring at branch office sites.
RCN Business Managed Security offers multiple plans that provide layered protectionthrough:
Standard and next-generation firewalls
Application- and activity-based control of users’ Internet access
Network monitoring with application-level visibility
“Not only does our fully managed solution give businesses comprehensive protection, the cloud-based platform eliminates capital equipment and management costs, ensuring the service is always up-to-date,” states Mike Carrosquilla, SVP of Commercial Services for RCN. “With RCN Business’s new security solution, IT managers can rest easy knowing we are taking care of their communications, network and security needs.”
“To mitigate the ever-growing quantity of attacks and data protection risks, RCN Business has developed a highly innovative cloud- and software-based service to provide robust and layered network security,” said Kumar Mehta, CEO and co-founder of Versa Networks. “We are proud to partner with RCN Business and enable their customers to benefit from a truly cloud-based security offering.”
About RCN Business Services
RCN Business Service provides industry-leading high-speed Internet, voice, video and network solutions to businesses of all sizes. Delivered through a wholly-owned, state-of the- art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service, RCN Business serves businesses in Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia (Delaware County) and Washington, D.C. RCN Business received the Metro Ethernet Forum’s CE 2.0 certification in the E-Line, E-LAN and E-Access categories in 2014.
About Versa Networks
Founded by network industry veterans, Versa Networks is an innovative vendor in the SDWAN and SD-Security market. Versa solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform the WAN and branch networks to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa’s carrier-grade network function virtualization (NFV) software provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility vs. traditional network hardware. The company is backed by premier venture investors Sequoia, Mayfield and Verizon Ventures.